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Mocha Poke Cake

A chocolate and coffee flavored cake that is poked, drenched with a creamy mocha filling, and finished with espresso whipped cream. Moist and spongy and loaded with coffee flavor, this cake is for all you coffee lovers.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 15
Calories 298kcal



  • 1 boxed chocolate cake mix plus ingredients needed to prepare
  • 1 ¼ cups International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee see note
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder


  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder


  • 1 pint chilled heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips optional
  • Fudge sauce optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare the cake mix according to the box directions but swap the water for an equal amount of International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee. My cake mix called for 1 ¼ cups water so that is how much Iced Coffee I used. Stir 2 teaspoons espresso powder into batter. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake according to package instructions, about 30 minutes.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the filing. Whisk sweetened condensed milk, ½ cup International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee and 1 teaspoon espresso powder. Poke the cake all over with the back of a thin wooden spoon. Pour the condensed milk mixture evenly over the cake, allowing it to soak into the holes. Let the cake cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip heavy cream, powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons espresso powder until stiff peaks form. Spread over the cooled cake. Top with sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, and/or fudge sauce.


You're going to swap the water needed to prepare the cake mix for an equal amount of International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee. My cake mix called for 1 ¼ cups water, so that is the amount of International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee I used in the cake itself. If your cake mix calls for a different amount of water, adjust the amount of Iced Coffee accordingly.
I like to store this cake in the refrigerator.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 196mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1.3mg