Quadruple Chocolate Poke Cake

Quadruple Chocolate Poke Cake???? Four layers of tremendously moist, yummy chocolate decadence! No wonder this recipe is often simply referred to as,”Death By Chocolate Poke Cake”!

Quadruple Chocolate Poke CakeThis cake is a great one to bring when you need to serve a bunch of people. Everyone seems to go absolutely crazy for it and I never have any leftovers.  The Chocolate Fudge Layer is one most people who make plain ol’ chocolate poke cake seem to skip. I love the added chocolate and fugdy texture it so easily adds. The chocolate criss cross adds another layer of chocolate yumminess that’s not only delicious but pretty as well 😉

Quadruple Chocolate Poke Cake

Recipe Notes:  This recipe has a lot of steps, but each step is really easy and fairly quick to complete. Don’t skip the refrigerating time!  The cake needs it to firm up enough to cut nicely!

I microwaved my Hot Fudge Sauce to soften it up a bit and make it easier to spread. I microwaved mine for 10 seconds. If your microwave runs hot cut back the time the first time you try it.

You serve the completed cake right out of the dish the cake is baked in, so think about using a decorative 9X13 inch baking dish. Sorry about my example. I severed this at a family BBQ so I used a not so decorative dish and, as you can imagine,……….I totally got called out on it! LOL

Serves 10-12

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Quadruple Chocolate Poke Cake aka Death By Chocolate Poke Cake!

Quadruple Chocolate Poke Cake aka Death By Chocolate Poke Cake! Amazingly Moist Chocolate Cake, with a rich layer of chocolate pudding, a layer of gooey fudge sauce, then a fabulous layer of fluffy chocolate mousse-like topping!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 -12
Calories 2 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 Boxed Package 15.25 Ounce Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Ingredients Called For On The Boxed Cake Mix Per Box
  • 2 Box 3.56 Ounces-Divided Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 4 Cups-Divided Whole Milk
  • 2 Jars-Divied Hot Fudge Topping
  • 1 Tube 8 Ounces Cool Whip-Thawed


  1. Prepared the chocolate cake mix per the box instructions using any added ingredients the box calls for. Bake in a 9X13 inch pan.

  2.  While cake is just finished baking, mix 1 box of instant chocolate pudding mix with 2 cups of the whole milk. Allow cake to cool 10 minutes. Using the end of a wooden spoon or a drinking straw, poke holes in the warm cake. Spread pudding mixture over warm cake using an offset spatula to try and push pudding down into holes.

  3. Microwave 1 of the jars of Hot Fudge Sauce for a few seconds to soften it, (I did mine for 10 seconds), and pour it over the pudding layer then use an offset spatula to gently spread it evenly over pudding layer.

  4.  Mix the second box of pudding with the remaining 2 cups of milk: to the mixture gently fold in thawed Cool Whip. Gently spread Cool Whip and pudding mixture evenly over the Hot Fudge Layer.

  5. Microwave the second jar of Hot Fudge for a few seconds to soften it, (I did mine for 10 seconds), and drizzle a decorative layer of the sauce over the Cool Whip Pudding layer. I only ended up using 1/2 the jar but use however much you'd like!

  6. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours and serve!

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Quadruple Chocolate Poke Cake aka Death By Chocolate Poke Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.