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Grasshopper Poke Cake

This Grasshopper Poke Cake is super easy and over the top delicious. Just a few ingredients and boxed cake mix and you’ll be enjoying this for dessert today!

 Grasshopper Poke Cake: a delicious chocolate cake topped with chocolate pudding, hot fudge, and minty Cool Whip!

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I fail at pot lucks. And by fail I mean…I bring things that are half eaten. It’s so wrong, but it’s one of the downsides to being a food blogger! Ha.

Last week, my family was all getting together, and I was in charge of bringing the dessert. I knew I wanted to make a Grasshopper Poke Cake. I’m obsessed with poke cake recipes, and chocolate mint just seemed like the perfect answer for this time of year!

Of course it turned out lovely and I had to get a photo before I left my house. You may have seen it on Instagram?

I did show up with this cake, with a big slice missing. Fortunately my family is pretty forgiving and were just happy to enjoy some delicious cake.

You can totally just show up with the uneaten cake at your next pot luck, and just TRUST me that it’s delicious. It will be a hit!

I really should learn to bring tried and true recipes to family functions and not try to test out a new one. But isn’t that the fun of being a food blogger? Trying new recipes out on friends and family? UGH, the struggles I tell you. It’s a rough job.

I mean seriously…sometimes I have to bake two or three cakes just to get it perfect. I’m kidding, it’s not rough. It’s just cake. And I’m pretty sure everyone loves cake, right?

How to make a Chocolate Mint Poke Cake

Today’s cake starts with a boxed chocolate cake mix. I followed the box directions to make a 13×9, but I did add in some Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips. 

I then mixed up some instant chocolate pudding mix and milk. When the cake came out of the oven, I immediately poked holes all over the top (I use a wooden skewer). Then pour the pudding all over the cake, spreading gently so it falls into the holes.

Top the pudding with a jar of hot fudge sauce. Oh yeah.

Finally, I mixed up a big tub of Cool whip with a drop of green food coloring and half a teaspoon of mint extract. Spread over the cake, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight).

Heck yes, this will be a big hit at dessert!

Love poke cakes? Here are some of my favorites:

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 Apple Pie Poke Cake: I crave this beauty all year long! So easy and is loved by all.

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 Banana Split Poke Cake: so many delicious flavors in one easy cake!

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Banana Caramel Poke Cake: this dense, rich cake has an incredibly different flavor and texture than most. So good!

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Grasshopper Poke Cake: a delicious chocolate cake topped with chocolate pudding, hot fudge, and minty Cool Whip!

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Yield: 16 servings

Grasshopper Poke Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 36 minutes

Grasshopper Poke Cake: minty delicious fudgy cake recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (with ingredients)
  • ¾ cup Andes creme de menthe baking chips
  • 1 box (3.9oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 ¼ cup hot fudge sauce
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • ½ tsp mint extract
  • green food coloring
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Bake chocolate cake according to package directions for a 13x9 cake. Before baking though, fold in the Andes baking chips!
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the pudding mix with milk. Remove cake from oven and poke holes over the top immediately. I use a wooden skewer for this. Pour the pudding mix over cake while warm (no need to let pudding set). Spread hot fudge sauce over the top of the cake. Some of the pudding and hot fudge will settle into the holes of the cake, it's a good thing!
  3. In a large bowl, fold the Cool Whip with mint extract and a drop of green food coloring. Spread over cake and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate cake for 4 hours or overnight. Slice and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 piece of cake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

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Grasshopper Poke Cake: a delicious chocolate cake topped with chocolate pudding, hot fudge, and minty Cool Whip!

Recipe originally published March 5, 2015

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Posted on March 6, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I always have to taste what I bring to gatherings and sometimes that “taste” can be a slice – just to be sure it’s good. You can’t go wrong with a poke cake and that mint and chocolate combo is the best.

  2. I totally understand your family’s frustration! My family gets mad when I make a treat and they can’t eat it until I am done taking pictures of it which is sometimes a couple days later! Haha at least they get some 😉 This cake looks delicious! I just made a red velvet poke cake this weekend but this has fudge?!?! YUM!

  3. You knocked this poke cake out of the park, Aimee – love all those amazing layers!

  4. This cake looks out of this world amazing! And testing out recipes on family is the best part – they sing your praises if it’s awesome and there’s less for you too eat/throw away if it comes out terrible, ha!

  5. This looks great! My son would go nuts over this – he is so into everything Mint!!!

  6. I’m loving all the layers, Aimee! The pudding, the hot fudge, the cool whip, and most importantly the cake! I need to make a poke cake soon and it must be this one. Pinning!

  7. Looks yummy! I’m still old school on the poke cakes and use the end of a wooden spoon! More pudding please! lol

  8. Haha everyone is so used to a slice missing from me! No one even bats an eye anymore. I love this cake, obvi. Mint, chocolate. TO DIE FOR!

  9. You are way better than me, Aimee. I would have eaten the entire bag of Andes baking chips and really failed at the potluck. It’s called quality control, right? 😉

  10. My family has to deal with me and my ridiculous half-eaten desserts too. They’re pretty forgiving once they get to dig in themselves, though!

    This looks amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever had a grasshopper pie before. For shame.

  11. I like anything with the word Poke in it as long as it’s not a Facebook poke. (I mean what are those anyhow). Mint desserts are the best! They just settle your stomach after a nice, big dinner. Looks so easy too.

  12. I’m loving all of these mint recipes for St. Patty’s Day! This looks delicious. The pudding adds a great touch to an already delicious-looking dessert.

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