This Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake boasts a scratch chocolate cake soaked in a rich chocolate infused condensed milk, decorated with fluffy peanut butter frosting, and topped candied peanuts. This scrumptious poke cake is decadently moist and a thoroughly wonderful!

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake boasts a scratch chocolate cake soaked in a rich chocolate infused condensed milk, decorated with fluffy peanut butter frosting, and topped candied peanuts. This scrumptious poke cake is decadently moist and a thoroughly wonderful! {mind-over-batter.com}

Hello, and happy Monday! May I please draw your attention to this Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake?

Yes, yes – I know. It’s not very pretty.

It’s not. I fully acknowledge that.

The photos are craptacular, my lighting and composition are super bad. I had an off day.

I got a little overzealous and neglected to give this cake proper time to set and cool.

I apologize.

This is real life. It happens. Sometimes you get super excited over a recipe and you must share that jammy immediately, despite the photos.

Such is the case.

I will re-shoot. Just not today.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake boasts a scratch chocolate cake soaked in a rich chocolate infused condensed milk, decorated with fluffy peanut butter frosting, and topped candied peanuts. This scrumptious poke cake is decadently moist and a thoroughly wonderful! www.mind-over-batter.com

Flow with me, I’m going to use my words for a minute.

People, THIS CAKE!

First, how come no one told me about Poke Cakes? Like – ‘tap, tap, tap, Mrs M.O.B. – Are you down with poke cakes?’

I thought we were cool!

OK, I’m trying to live right, so I will forgive you.

I’m going to be real with you guys. This poke cake was not going to happen. I was deep into my Sunday Walking Dead marathon and it was a fuh-fillion degrees outside. I was nice and cool, lying on my couch, in my air conditioned living room. My intent was to spend all of Sunday in one position, the only variant in this equation? My facial expressions.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake boasts a scratch chocolate cake soaked in a rich chocolate infused condensed milk, decorated with fluffy peanut butter frosting, and topped candied peanuts. This scrumptious poke cake is decadently moist and a thoroughly wonderful! www.mind-over-batter.com

However, during a commercial break I took a peek at The Pinterest and what do I see? A poke cake! I wanted to find out more about this poke cake phenomenon so I clicked on the link, but first I needed to conduct a little research on poke cakes.

And so… Google.

What is a poke cake?

As I understand it, a poke cake is cake that you poke holes into once baked. You then pour either pudding, jello, or some kind of liquid over this holy cake. The liquid then seeps into these holes creating this beautifully moist and delicious situation. Being a Tres Leches connoisseur (self-titled, of course), I was down with this method and immediately fired up my oven to a hot-as-fuck 350° Fahrenheit.

Every recipe I found consisted of a boxed cake mix. I’m not above cake mixes. I will get down with a boxed cake mix if I need to. However, I’m raising little food snobs and when I brought up cake mix, I was attacked with comments such as:

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake boasts a scratch chocolate cake soaked in a rich chocolate infused condensed milk, decorated with fluffy peanut butter frosting, and topped candied peanuts. This scrumptious poke cake is decadently moist and a thoroughly wonderful! www.mind-over-batter.com

‘Eew, cake mix!’

and

‘But you bake! Like, why would you use a cake mix?’

‘Like, really ma – Really?’

Noted, offspring. Noted.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake boasts a scratch chocolate cake soaked in a rich chocolate infused condensed milk, decorated with fluffy peanut butter frosting, and topped candied peanuts. This scrumptious poke cake is decadently moist and a thoroughly wonderful! {mind-over-batter.com}

So I set forth to find a good scratch recipe that would be sturdy enough to withstand a liquid pour. I didn’t have to look far. Spend with Pennies has a bomb Chocolate Poke Cake recipe that’s been pinned a bajillion times.

I gathered my ingredients and made a few changes. For instance, I was down to 1 cup of all-purpose flour, so I used part AP and part cake flour. If make my recipe, do remember to sift the flour because cake flour contains cornstarch and cornstarch clumps.

I don’t keep vegetable oil in the house. Instead I used coconut oil which I keep a lot of.

 

I added a bit of salt, and increased the vanilla extract.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake boasts a scratch chocolate cake soaked in a rich chocolate infused condensed milk, decorated with fluffy peanut butter frosting, and topped candied peanuts. This scrumptious poke cake is decadently moist and a thoroughly wonderful! {mind-over-batter.com}

For my soaking liquid I used condensed milk with melted milk chocolate and a bit of cocoa powder.

Instead of topping the cake with more chocolate, I whipped up a fluffy peanut butter frosting. This peanut butter frosting will change your life.

And finally, I topped the cake with candied peanuts. Candying peanuts takes all of five minutes. It’s totally optional; however, the crunch is fantastic. Sooooo what I’m trying to say here is – Make the peanuts.

The cake itself isn’t beautiful. It’s a moist and messy.

Flavor? Duuuuuuuddeeeee! For serious!

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake boasts a scratch chocolate cake soaked in a rich chocolate infused condensed milk, decorated with fluffy peanut butter frosting, and topped candied peanuts. This scrumptious poke cake is decadently moist and a thoroughly wonderful! {mind-over-batter.com}

This poke cake is a play in flavor and a slam-dunk in texture. The rich, moist chocolate cake, the fluffy peanut butter frosting, and finally – The candied peanut crunch. If you dig the chocolate & peanut butter combo – This poke cake is for you.

Make it.

Dig into it like nobody is watching.

Make it again. Because you ate it all the first time and now you’re in a shame spiral.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake boasts a scratch chocolate cake soaked in a rich chocolate infused condensed milk, decorated with fluffy peanut butter frosting, and topped candied peanuts. This scrumptious poke cake is decadently moist and a thoroughly wonderful! {mind-over-batter.com}

Give it to your friends.

Tell your friends to tell their friends.

And pop into all the places, Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake in hand.

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