I think my pumpkin obsession might be out of control. How do I know this? I keep making new pumpkin recipes. And I like it. This weekend I made this pumpkin chocolate poke cake that reminds me of Thanksgiving dinner. Its like somebody smashed the pumpkin pie and the chocolate pie together and drizzled them with caramel. [I have your attention now, huh?] And the best part is that this easy homemade recipe is a one dish dessert. Thats right, I only used my baking dish to make this amazing recipe. [Now I definitely have your attention!] Check out how to make a pumpkin chocolate poke cake.
This is very similar to the pumpkin caramel cake that I made earlier. But since Im being honest, its so much better. Oh so much better. I think pumpkin and chocolate were just destined to be together. To make this cake you will need:
- 1 Spice Cake Mix
- 1 Can Pumpkin Puree [I use Libbys]
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Box of Chocolate Pudding [I used a large one and had a little left over, which is cool with me and the kids.]
- 2 Cups of Milk [for the pudding]
- 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
Here is where the one dish comes in. I poured my cake mix into a 9×13 baking pan, added the water and the pumpkin puree and mixed it right in the pan. I had to do it slowly but it was worth it since I didn’t make any extra dirty dishes. Once the cake comes out of the oven I poked holes all around with a cake pop stick. Then I made the pudding and poured it in the holes, making sure to cover them all. I let it set in the fridge for awhile and made the homemade whipped cream while it was cooling.
I added the whipped cream and let it set for a few hours. I had Ryon taste test it and from his reaction I knew it was a winner. Im pretty sure he said it was a 10 but I could’nt tell because he was scooping it in his mouth too fast.