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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Chocolate Peppermint Poke Cake


This was inspired by my love of the Peppermint Chocolate Chip milkshake at Chick-fil-a.  I wait all year to get my hands on one of those milkshakes.  They are my absolute favorite!

This is made with the same method as my Butterfinger cake. Bake the cake, poke holes in it, pour a peppermint chocolate mixture all over it, and top it with Andes candy cane crunch and cool whip.  OMG! DELICIOUS!  This is Christmas in a pan! As with the Butterfinger cake, this cake gets better with time.  It is great right out of the pan, but I would suggest making it at least a day in advance of eating.  I must confess that we couldn't wait a day to sample this.  It was just too dang tempting!


Chocolate Peppermint Poke Cake
(Printable Recipe)


1 box devils food cake, plus ingredients to make cake
1 jar Smucker's hot fudge sauce
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 tsp peppermint extract or a few drops of peppermint oil
8 oz cool whip
1 bag Andes peppermint crunch baking chips

Bake cake in a 9x13-inch pan according to direction on the package.

While cake is baking, mix milk, hot fudge sauce and peppermint extract. When the cake is done and while it's still hot, poke holes in it with a fork or straw. Pour milk mixture over the cake. Allow cake to cool completely.

Sprinkle half the peppermint crunch over cake. Spread Cool Whip over the top, then sprinkle the remaining peppermint crunch on top. Chill.




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16 comments:

  1. Yum! This looks delicious. Perfect combo choc/peppermint. I like the Peppermint ice cream that is only available for a short time at this time of year. That might be good with this cake. Hmmmmm? - thinking. Love your background in the pix.

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  2. It's pretty. Looks like it taste good too!

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  3. I always LOVE your recipes, and the fact that they are all normal food, with simple ingredients, and they are always delicious! However, after seeing this recipe posted today, I believe that we could be best friends! I LOVE the peppermint milkshake from Chick-fil-a and also wait all year for it to arrive! I have become a lover of all things peppermint during the Christmas season! And I'm sure that I'll love this recipe too!

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  4. YUM! This looks great! Thank you! I'll be making this for our family Christmas gathering.

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  5. Love that you used the Andes candy cane crunch. I just discovered those delicious gems and could not wait to see them used in Christmas goods.

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  6. Sure sounds tatsy! What a beauty!

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  7. I sent this cake with my husband to share with his co-workers and it is being devoured. I don't think I will get to try any this time.

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  8. what did i do wrong when the peppermint candies on top melted red all over the place??

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  9. Wendy - did you use the Andes peppermint crunch? Was the cake completely cool?

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  10. It was as cool as I could get it since i had to get to bed asap. I set the pan out in snow for a few minutes to cool off after it had been sitting out for half an hour after the oven. and it wasnt andres brand peppermint but something very similar.

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  11. Where do you buy your Andes peppermint chips?

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  12. N. Murphy - I found the Andes peppermint chips at Wal-Mart.

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  13. We think it was the moisture from the cool whip that caused the candies to bleed.

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  14. i made this over christmas (and just made it a second time for a board meeting tonight) with a few changes. my rectangular pan was in use so i used round cake pans. once cooled i layered the cake, cool whip and candies two times in a trifle dish. it was so pretty! this recipe was a hit ~ as are so many of your recipes!

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