Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake

Chocolate Poke Cake is a sinful chocolate cake where the sponge of the cake is poked with caramel sauce making the cake nice and gooey.

This is a cake that was made for my niece for her 18 th birthday. Due to lockdown, there were no celebrations with friends or relatives, it had to be a family affair. Since they were just four of them, I felt a small cake would be good enough.

The sponge of the cake is from Gayathri’s blog, this is one recipe that has been a hit. When making a chocolate cake I somehow do not want to try any other recipes. I baked the cake and left it overnight to cool down, next day early morning, poked holes on the entire cake and poured caramel sauce. I left the cake for about 5 hours for the flavours to infuse and then covered it up with ganache, finally placing some exotic chocolates and vermicelli. I refrigerated the cake for another five hours and then it was good to go, along with the cake I sent her a small token.

As soon as they cut the cake they immediately called to say that they loved the cake, it was very gooey, and melted in the mouth, the buttery caramel with a pinch of sea salt highlighted the cake. I did not taste the cake but I was very happy to get the feedback.

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake

Ingredients

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
4 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup curd
1/4 cup unsweetened coffee
1tsp vanilla essence

Other Ingredients

Caramel sauce
Chocolate Ganache
Assorted chocolates
Sprinklers

Method

Preheat the oven to 175 deg C.
Grease and line a cake tin.
Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.
Mix oil, milk, curd and vanilla.
Mix the dry ingredients with wet ingredients until well incorporated.
Heat 1/4 cup of water and add 1/2 tsp of coffee.
Add this coffee to the cake batter and mix well.
Bake for 30 -40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. ( this would depend on how thick your cake is .)
Invert the cake on a cooling rack and wait for it to come to room temperature.

Assembling the Cake

Poke holes all over the entire cake using the end of a wooden spoon/ chopstick.
Pour the caramel sauce over the cake allowing it to seep into the holes.
Cover and refrigerate overnight (minimum 4 hours, longer is better)

Frosting

Spread the chocolate ganache on top and cover the sides too.
Decorate with chocolates, sprinklers and vermicelli.
I used Ferrero rocher and Lindt chocolates along with wafer stick.

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake

Check out more cakes with chocolate –

Chocolate Cake with Almond and Cranberry

Strawberry Cream filled Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cake

 

And here the Recipes posted under Bakeathon 2020, an event by Srivalli.

  1. Stuffed Garlic Bread
  2. Chocolate Cake in a Jar
  3. Creamy Mango Cake
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Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake
Chocolate Poke Cake is a sinful chocolate cake where the sponge of the cake is poked with caramel sauce making the cake nice and gooey.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Passive Time 8-10 Hours
Servings
Ingredients
Cake
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Passive Time 8-10 Hours
Servings
Ingredients
Cake
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 deg C.
  2. Grease and line a cake tin.
  3. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Mix oil, milk, curd and vanilla.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients with wet ingredients until well incorporated.
  6. Heat 1/4 cup of water and add 1/2 tsp of coffee.
  7. Add this coffee to the cake batter and mix well.
  8. Bake for 30 -40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. ( this would depend on how thick your cake is .)
  9. Invert the cake on a cooling rack and wait for it to come to room temperature.
Assembling the Cake
  1. Poke holes all over the entire cake using the end of a wooden spoon/ chopstick.
  2. Pour the caramel sauce over the cake allowing it to seep into the holes.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight (minimum 4 hours, longer is better)
  4. !Frosting
  5. Spread the chocolate ganache on top and cover the sides too.
  6. Decorate with chocolates, sprinklers and vermicelli.
  7. I used Ferrero rocher and Lindt chocolates along with wafer stick.
Recipe Notes

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake


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5 thoughts on “Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake”

  1. Wow Vaishali! That cake looks fabulous. I can imagine how awesome it would have tasted with the caramel and chocolate ganache. I really wish I could have a slice right away!!

  2. That is a total overload, isn’t it? Have you used store bought caramel sauce for this recipe? This is something I would love to try, since the flavors of caramel is slowly growing on me… hehe…

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