A rich low carb chocolate poke cake with chocolate peppermint pudding. This is the healthy holiday dessert recipe that’s going to blow your guests minds!
You are so going to hate me for this recipe. I mean, you’re going to love the recipe, there’s no question about that. But you are going to hate me because it’s 9 days to Christmas and I am completely messing with your holiday menu plans. If you are one of those organized people who has it all mapped out by the beginning of December, you are going to be cursing my name to the heavens as you rearrange everything to fit this awesome low carb poke cake into the mix. Because you can’t not make this cake. You just can’t. It’s a must.
I am now very enamoured of this poke cake trend. I really wasn’t so sure about it before, because poke cakes usually take boxed pudding or jello for the filling. Even sugar-free boxed pudding or jello is just not something I want to purchase anymore, and it’s not something I want my family eating. I also didn’t really see the allure of poking a bunch of holes in a cake in order to sink some pudding or jello into it. Until I tried it, and then I was sold. First of all, it’s fun. You can take out a little aggression or frustration poking holes into your cake! Second of all, it produces some of the moistest cake you will ever eat, the way the pudding works itself into every bite.
Sadly, you can’t see the pudding worked into every hole, the way you can with some poke cake recipes. In this Peppermint Mocha Cake, the colour of the pudding and the cake is just too similar to stand out against each other. Nevertheless, I assure you that it’s in there and I double triple infinity assure you that it’s delicious! So for all those of you missing the sugar-laden Peppermint Mochas at your favourite coffee shop, let’s raise a piece of low carb, grain-free poke cake instead. Cheers!
PS – for those of you who would prefer just Chocolate Peppermint Poke Cake, you can easily adapt this recipe. Leave out the instant coffee and replace the brewed coffee with water or almond milk. Voila, low carb chocolate peppermint poke cake. I am nothing if not accommodating!
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