Mocha Poke Cake (Yoder Recipe)

Mocha Poke Cake (Yoder Recipe)

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Take your cake game to the next level with this delicious poke cake recipe! Turn a simple box cake baked on the Yoder Smokers YS640 into a delicious chocolate dessert. Topped off with some homemade whipped cream and crumbled Oreos it’s a perfect treat after any barbecue meal.

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  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 servings of instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup chocolate creamer
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups crushed Oreos, divided
For the ganache:
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate coffee creamer
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
For the whipped cream:
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp bourbon (or vanilla extract)



  1. Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 pellet grill to 350ºF, set up for indirect grilling.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and 1/2 cup melted butter. Mix until smooth. Pour into a greased Lodge Logic 12” cast iron skillet and spread evenly. Bake on the second shelf until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Remove from the cooker and let cool completely.
  3. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke 15-20 holes in the cake. In a bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup of the chocolate coffee creamer. Pour over the cake, filling the holes.
  4. Combine the ganache ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Heat until chips are melted. Whisk until smooth. Mix in 1 cup crushed Oreos. Evenly pour the ganache mixture over the cake.
  5. Combine the whipped cream ingredients in a stand mixer. Whisk on medium high until stiff peaks are formed. Spread the whipped cream over the ganache. Top the whipped cream with the remaining 1 cup of crushed Oreos.
  6. Refrigerate at least two hours (to overnight) before serving, to allow the liquid to soak into the cake.