Black Forest Poke Cake

What you need


  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 230ml water
  • 2 punnet fresh cherries, pitted
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup hot chocolate sauce
  • 2 cups whipped cream


  1. Pop the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil and water in a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer until nicely smooth. Pour into a greased, square cake tin and bake according to packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, throw your cherries, water, lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch in a pan and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, or until nicely broken down and syrupy. Leave to cool
  3. Bring out your cake, leave to cool for 10 minutes, then poke holes in the top of the cake using the back end of a wooden spoon.
  4. Pour over the chocolate sauce and smooth out to encourage it to go into the little holes. Cover with the cherry mix.
  5. Spoon on your whipped cream and smooth out.
  6. Pop in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  7. Slice up, get your mates round.
  8. Enjoy!
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