So, chocolate + peanut butter and I have a love hate relationship. Most of the time I’m not in the mood for it, I would much rather have chocolate + chocolate + more chocolate rather than add the PB. BUT, when I am in the mood for chocolate and PB, whatever I choose to make has to be good. Actually, one of my favorite frostings is my peanut butter frosting. I used it on this poke cake and added a little bit of cool whip since the traditional poke cake is usually a cool whip frosting and I wanted to stay on the same path. The chocolate cake is DRENCHED in chocolate. It’s moist, fudgy and just heavenly! I can’t say enough good things about it. Except for one more thing… It. is. amazing.
First I started with the cake layer. I used a box mix and usually I am against everything box and processed but I love the texture of box mixes for poke cakes so I stuck with that but doctored it up a little, of course. Poke holes while its hot, pour chocolate ganache into the holes folowed by a generous layer of hot fudge. Cover it all up with some delicious peanut butter/cool whip frosting and load on the toppings!
This cake is so easy to make and so, so, so delicious. I made this cake for my boyfriend for Father’s Day so it wound up coming with us to his parent’s house where we spent the day and they ranted and raved about it. I left a few pieces over there and still, 3 days later the cake is still so yummy that I am getting texts about how this cake should be illegal. Ha!
If you want a super easy dessert that is sure to please and wow everybody (especially peanut butter and chocolate lovers), you need to make this asap!