This German Chocolate Poke Cake takes the classic dessert recipe to a whole new level with a tender chocolate cake soaked in sweetened condensed milk and topped with a rich chocolate ganache and sweet coconut pecan frosting!
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German Chocolate Poke Cake

This German Chocolate Poke Cake takes the classic dessert recipe to a whole new level with a tender chocolate cake soaked in sweetened condensed milk and topped with a rich chocolate ganache and sweet coconut pecan frosting!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: german chocolate cake, german chocolate poke cake
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 529kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Cake

Filling

Ganache

Frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, combined all of the cake ingredients until fully mixed and pour into the prepared pan. 
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick comes clean from center of the cake. Remove from oven and poke holes in the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon or a skewer.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the cake and allow it to soak in while the cake cools. 
  • Once the cake has cooled, prepare the ganache by placing the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl and then heating the heavy cream in a small saucepan just until the edges begin to boil. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate and allow to set for 4 minutes, do not stir.
  • After 4 minutes have passed, whisk together the chocolate and heavy cream until rich chocolate ganache forms, allow the ganache to sit and thicken for 5 to 10 minutes before spreading evenly over the top of the cake.
  • Next, prepare your Coconut Pecan Frosting according to the recipe instructions here and then spread it over the top of the ganache covered cake. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge.

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Notes

  • If German's Baking Chocolate cannot be found, semi-sweet chocolate may be used instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1.8mg