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Black Forest Poke Cake

Black Forest Poke Cake is a rich chocolate-fudge cake. This chocolate cherry torte will melt in your mouth as you savor every gooey fudge filled bite.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 -16
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake mix + ingredients needed to make the mix

Hot Fudge Sauce

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract


  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 3 cups whipped topping Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream
  • chocolate shavings
  • optional: fresh or canned cherries


  • Prepare & bake cake according to package directions.
  • Once cake is completely cooked, remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • While cake is cooling make fudge sauce.
  • Then using the end of a spatula or wooden spoon poke holes into the warm cake. Pour the hot fudge sauce on top of the cake, allowing it to absorb in the cake. Set cake in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. 
  • Remove cake and evenly spread the cherry pie filling on top of the cake.
  • "Frost" the cake with the whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate shavings. Serve immediately or my favorite way is to set this in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours and then serve. Store the leftovers, if any, in the refrigerator.


Recipe adapted from Lucky Leaf


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1.5mg