Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

  Good Morning Everyone!

Today, I have one of my all-time favorite desserts to share with you! Chocolate cake!

This isn’t any ole’ chocolate cake though! It’s homemade chocolate cake combined with some of my favorite ingredients! Combined, you’ll have one of the moistest, gooiest delicious desserts ever!

Today, I have joined many of my blogging friends to bring you a Monthly Ingredient Challenge! Each month, we feature a different ingredient and we all make a recipe using that same ingredient. This month, it’s peanut butter…. and this is my all-time favorite dessert featuring peanut butter!

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake from

This desert was the reason I had to go on a 3km run after supper! But trust me, it was worth it!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake from

 If you’re short on time, you could use a boxed cake mix but the extra 5 minutes it’ll take you to get the ingredients from your pantry and throw them in a bowl is well worth the little extra effort to make this cake from scratch. It is sooo moist and with a hint of peanut butter, it is perfection!

If you can wait, let this cake sit 8 hours or overnight before indulging! I know it’ll be hard but the flavours sink into the cake the longer it sits.



Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake
Yields 12
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Chocolate Cake
  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1 3/4 cups flour
  3. 3/4 cup cocoa
  4. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  5. 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  6. 1 tsp. salt
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 cup milk
  9. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  10. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  11. 1 cup boiling water
  1. 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  2. 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
Whipped Cream Topping
  1. 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  2. 1 tsp. vanilla
  3. 2 tbsp. icing sugar
  1. 1/2 cup Skor chips
  2. 6 Crispy Crunch mini candy bars
  3. Caramel sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 9X13inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
  4. Beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water. Batter will be thin.
  5. Pour batter into cake pan.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes or until wooden toothpicks inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Using a wooden spoon, poke holes all over cake.
  1. Pour sweetened condensed milk into a microwave safe glass bowl. Add peanut butter. Heat for approximately 30 seconds. (Heating time will depend on your microwave.) Stir well. Once mixture is smooth, pour over cake, making sure to fill holes.
Whipped cream topping
  1. Using electric mixer, beat whipping cream until stiff. Add vanilla and icing sugar. Spread evenly over cake.
  1. Spread evenly over cake. Cool approximately 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Just before serving, top individual pieces with caramel sauce.
  1. If you want a stronger flavour of peanut butter, increase the measurement from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup.
Joy in Our Home
Our kids gave their stamp of approval on this lip-smackin’ dessert and even asked for seconds! It’s perfect for big get-togethers or to take to a potluck. Or just to make for the 4 of us too! πŸ˜‰ Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake from
And here’s the rest of the amazing line-up of all things peanut butter!

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 Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy baking!



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    • Kendra says:

      Thanks Lisa! It was soo delicious and I know you’d love it! Running together would be so fun … we’d just have to steer clear of Michaels, Ross’s, TJ Maxx and anywhere else we could shop and get distracted πŸ˜‰ LOL! Have a great rest of the week! xo

    • Kendra says:

      Me too! Thank you, Amanda! You’ll have to try this… I’m making it tonight actually for Easter dinner tomorrow πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, friend!

  1. Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal says:

    Kendra this cake looks AMAZING!! I am totally making this for my birthday cake this year. I am so glad you joined us in the Monthly Ingredient Challenge. And thank you for sharing with us at Talented Tuesdays; I’m featuring you this week! I hope you can join us again later this morning.

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks so much Sydney! I made it again for Easter and we love it! I was soo thrilled to join you ladies for the ingredient challenge! Can’t wait to do it again this month πŸ™‚

  2. Cat @ Pocketful of Posies says:

    Kendra – This cake looks amazing! We have a serious cake addiction around here and this looks like it will be added to the list! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing with Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I hope to see you there again tomorrow!

    • Kendra says:

      Thank you, Cat! I’m sure you’ll love this cake! I missed your party this week as we were on holidays but I’ll be sure to come by again next week! Enjoy your weekend, friend!

  3. Leslie Clingan says:

    My stars, that is one delicious looking cake. Found you at Carrie’s blog for Creative Corner. My mouth is absolutely watering looking at your photos and dreaming about how this dessert must taste.

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