I say, heck, it’s dessert. If you are going to indulge, well, INDULGE.
This is definitely an indulge dessert.
Poke cakes say, start with a delicious cake and then ramp it up.
This definitely does that.
It is divine.
- One two layer cake. You can use a boxed cake, but I think that’s bad. Make your own if you can.
- 1 – 14.5 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 – 12.8 oz jar Hershey’s Special Hot Fudge Sauce
- 3/4 of a box of mint cookies. I used Anna’s Chocolate Mint Thins. You can use any you like.
- 1 – 16 oz container cool whip, refrigerated until soft, or 2 cups whipping cream, and 2 tbsp sugar, beat into stiff peaks
- 1/2 teaspoon Mint Extract.
- About 1 c of chocolate mint candy. Andes is one variety, but any will do.
- Prepare and bake the cake mix in a 9×13 baking dish. Allow to cool completely.
- Poke holes every couple of inches around the entire cake.
- Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the cake. Because it is so gooey, much will not sink into the holes, so just spread around as best you can.
- Warm up the hot fudge in a warm pan of water or the microwave whatever you wish. It makes it easier to spread.
- Spread the mint cookies, broken up, over the condensed milk. This will make it easier to spread the hot fudge.
- Spread the fudge sauce over the cake.
- In a bowl, mix the whipped cream or Cool whip with the mint extract.
- Spread the whipped topping over the fudge layer.
- Top off with the broken up candies.
- Refrigerate until fully chilled.
NOTES: You can make this as a layer cake if you wish, but it’s got a lot of toppings so it might be a bit unruly that way. Make sure you 9 x 13 is deep. This just barely fits in a standard baking dish. Also don’t worry extensively on the cookies or candies. Mint is the key. I used some thin mint cookies that essentially disappeared as a “crunch” factor which is okay, the taste is what you are after. I also used a plain mint chocolate because I couldn’t find the Andes. It turned out fine.
SOURCE: Adapted from We Call Him Yes! Chef!
UPDATE: The blogger from the above source objected that she didn’t think that I had adapted “enough” so I of course pointed her to a host of other similar recipes commonly called Grasshopper poke cake, listing the ingredients shockingly in exactly the same order as the blogger from We Call Him. . . . She also objected to her photo being used without giving her proper credit. I have replaced it. We live upon this earth a small time. Amazing that people must quibble about such small things.
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