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Chocolate-Mint Cookie Poke Cake

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 15
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Inspired by the widely acclaimed Girl Scout™ cookie, this decadent poke cake is the dessert to bring when everyone else is bringing cookies to the holidays. If the chocolaty mint flavor wasn’t enough to convince you, there are loads of chopped mint cookies on top so you can still get your cookie fix.
Updated Aug 13, 2018
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box


  • 1 box (6-serving size) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract


  • 1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Betty Crocker™ green gel food color
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 20 chocolate mint cookies, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake 26 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 3
    Cool on cooling rack 5 minutes. With handle of wooden spoon (1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter), poke holes almost to bottom of cake every 1/2 inch, wiping spoon handle occasionally to reduce sticking.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat Filling ingredients with whisk 2 minutes (mixture will thicken). Pour over cake; spread evenly over surface, working back and forth to fill holes. (Some filling should remain on top of cake.) Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 5
    In large bowl, mix whipped topping, food color and peppermint extract. Spread evenly on top of cake. Sprinkle with chopped cookies. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Peppermint extract gives a lovely mint flavor to both the filling and the topping for this cake, but it has a strong flavor, and a little goes a long way, so measure carefully.
  • tip 2
    Make sure to spread pudding over cake immediately after mixing. It will continue to thicken as it sets and will be difficult to spread.

Nutrition Information

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