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Old 12-11-2013, 08:11 PM   #11
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You do realize this challenge is to make a chocolate poke cake?
I do. I will poke my finger in it and then lick it. If I remember Poke Cake had Jello poured into the holes. I can't see pouring nasty Jello in a perfectly beautiful chocolate cake.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #12
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Sign me up for the chocolate cake tasting panel.
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I do. I will poke my finger in it and then lick it. If I remember Poke Cake had Jello poured into the holes. I can't see pouring nasty Jello in a perfectly beautiful chocolate cake.
But, it doesn't have to be jello. It could be a pudding or a creamy chocolate sauce or maybe you can think of something even better.
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But, it doesn't have to be jello. It could be a pudding or a creamy chocolate sauce or maybe you can think of something even better.
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I,m not a big fan of poke type cakes, but a chocolate version of the old Tres Leches cake might be good, chocolate cake with a caramel poke and whipped cream topping!
I was thinking the same thing. I love tres leches cake
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Chief, If it is a Christmas cake competition, how about just looking for the best chocolate cake that has seasonal touches to it. For example:

A chocolate layer cake with a filling of peppermint whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate ganache.

A chocolate cake that is in a Christmas shape - holly leaf, bell, etc.

A chocolate cake that is made into a yule log

The possibilities are endless.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:49 AM   #17
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I recommend using Plastic Drinking Straws from like McDonalds. Makes bigger holes to fill. Yum.
Whiska, that is exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:29 AM   #18
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With the Jello cake, the liquid gelatin saturates the cake, and as it chills, doesn't turn to Jello, but rather, makes a moist cake with the flavor of the Jello. A classic would be lemon cake with lemon jello.

What I was suggesting was to make the chocolate cake, and use the ganache as you would the jello, to soak in and add moisture and flavor to the cake. Then top with something great. However, all chocolate cake ideas are welcome.

As always, what I'm trying to do is to get us to be creative, and maybe come up with something new, and wonderful.

I think the way I'll attack this is to make my favorite chocolate cake (chocolate-mayonaise cake), poke the holes, and fill with maybe chocolate panacotta, covered in nutella ganache., or maybe fold the ganache into whipped cream. Some shaved chocolate on top shold add a nice finishing touch.

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Old 12-12-2013, 09:34 AM   #19
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This might help with your research.

Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe | Just A Pinch Recipes

I picture this topped with cherry pie filling and whipped cream sort of a black forest cake that got lost in the woods!
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:40 AM   #20
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Now here's an idea: http://i.mobypicture.com/user/rick_b.../view/16328336

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