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Peppermint Mocha Poke Cake

The holidays are finally here and you know what that means…cold weather (my favorite!), lots of time to spend with family and baking tons of good food!  I probably spend too much time in the kitchen but I can’t help it!  I love to bake and seeing the looks on the faces of family and friends when they try some of my favorite recipes.

I’m a believer that chocolate and coffee can solve almost any problem.  So with that being said, I got to work on creating a poke cake recipe that combined both of my loves!  I figured with my excitement over the seasonal Coffee-mate flavors (coffee isn’t complete without creamer!) that I would try to get creative with the Peppermint Mocha creamer…and that’s how my Peppermint Mocha Poke Cake was born.

Peppermint Mocha Poke Cake  ||

Peppermint Mocha Poke Cake  ||

Peppermint Mocha Poke Cake  ||

Peppermint Mocha Poke Cake


  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of Coffee-mate Peppermint Mocha liquid creamer
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 large (5.9oz) box of instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 small (3.9oz) box of instant chocolate pudding
  • 5 cups of milk (for the pudding)
  • crushed up mint cookies
  • peppermint baking chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, Coffee-mate Peppermint Mocha creamer, and water together.
  3. Pour batter into a greased, 9×13 backing dish and put into the oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Once cake is done, pull out of the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, take a wooden spoon with a rounded handle and poke a bunch of holes throughout the cake (this is why it’s called a poke cake…see an example of how to make the holes in my Banana Cream Pudding Cake recipe).
  6. Mix all of the chocolate pudding with the 5 cups of milk and before it sets, slowly pour on top of the cake.
  7. Put the cake in the fridge for at least an hour to let the pudding fully set (I like to leave it in the fridge overnight since I think it fully allows the pudding to soak into the cake).
  8. Top with crushed up mint cookies and peppermint baking chips.

Peppermint Mocha Poke Cake  ||

And I might add a piece of this cake is wonderful with a cup of coffee (you might have already figured out I’m a huge coffee addict by now!).  Just a heads up too…Coffee-mate’s seasonal flavors are only available through the end of December!

I hope that you enjoy the the recipe and that you might even be able to include it with some of your holiday meals and get-togethers this season.  😉

I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, however all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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    Claire @ A Little Claireification
    November 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Morgan this looks deeelicious!! Can’t wait to try it. Pinned!! xo

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    November 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Sounds like a delicious holiday recipe! Love peppermint!

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    November 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    This looks incredible. I needed a holiday “themed” cake for this weekend and this is definitely being made!

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    November 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

    This looks super yummy! I hope you are enjoying your vacation with your hubby. 🙂

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    November 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

    This looks and sounds incredible! I would’ve never thought to make this with creamer! Brilliant 🙂

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    November 5, 2013 at 11:47 am

    looks so yummy!.. so trying this today!

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    November 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Oh my! This looks delicious!

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    November 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    For some reason I can’t view comments! But this cake is like a perfect match for me! Chocolate + Peppermint FTW!

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    November 6, 2013 at 5:52 am

    That look like crazy good:)

    I have an award for you. You are one of my nominees:)

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    November 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Oh my! This looks YUMMY. I LOVE the Peppermint Mocha creamer.

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    November 8, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious!!

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