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Thin Mint Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe

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This show-stopping Thin Mint Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe is just what the chocolate lover in your life needs.

Every fork full of this thin mint poke cake will give you a minty fresh flavor, and it’s perfect whether it’s Girl Scout cookie season or not. Take this thin mint cake to your next potluck, party, or gathering, and everyone is going to gobble up every last crumb.

Thin Mint Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe 

Mint and chocolate are two flavors that simply belong together. I have been eating Thin Mint cookies for as long as I can remember. That first bite into a cool and refreshing cookie always takes me back to being a kid again.

Now that I am an adult, I do love to order and eat Girl Scout cookies, but I also enjoy transforming them into incredible Girl Scout cookie recipes too.

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I was inspired to make this mint cake because I had made a poke cake for a party. But it also happened to be during the thin mint season. It was like a lightbulb turned on in my brain. How could I have not thought of this sooner? So, I practiced making it one weekend, and let me tell you what…it was the BOMB! I played around and tweaked the recipe a few times until I got it perfect, and now I finally have. It’s exactly what I wanted, and I am confident you will think the same.

Take this thin mint chocolate poke cake to the next potluck or holiday party you are attending. I can almost guarantee you won’t have leftovers. 

Is It Hard To Make Homemade Ganache 

No way! Making homemade ganache is seriously one of the easiest things ever. I promise if you practice a time or two, you will be able to do it in your sleep. Using crushed thin mint cookies for this ganache recipe sets it apart from all the other recipes out there. So, rest assured you CAN do this, and it’s super simple.

After you make it, you will wonder why you ever even worried about it.

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What If I can’t Find Thin Mint Cookies 

If thin mints aren’t in season, it’s okay to cry for a little bit. But the great news is that there are some fantastic alternatives out there. Keebler’s Grasshopper Mint & Fudge cookies resemble our beloved thin mint cookies so much. Plus, depending on where you live, you can usually buy a store brand of similar mint cookies. Nothing is going to be entirely the same as thin mints, but they are better than nothing. 

Storing Tips For Cake 

After you cook the cake and add the pudding, you will need to keep the thin mint chocolate poke cake refrigerated until you are ready to serve. It will last 3-4 days in the fridge. Don’t let it set out for longer than 1-2 hours. Due to the milk and pudding, you don’t want to risk the poke cake spoiling. Plus, it tastes incredible when it’s served cold.

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Can You Freeze This Poke Cake 

Yes, you can freeze this easy mint poke cake. You will need to cover it with an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. After three months, it will begin to lose some of its flavors and doesn’t taste as good. For best results, put the thin mint cake in the fridge overnight before serving, so it has plenty of time to thaw out. 

Can I Replace Chocolate Ganache With A Chocolate Whipped Frosting 

Yes, certainly! You can swap out the homemade chocolate ganache for a whipped chocolate frosting if you’d rather. I prefer the flavor and texture of homemade ganache, but if you don’t or simply don’t have the time to make it, it’s more than fine to use whipped frosting. Both will taste great. 

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Ingredients

I don’t think you could find an easier recipe for this mint chocolate poke cake. Let’s take a look at what you will need to whip it up:

  • 2 boxes of triple chocolate cake mix
  • 2 1/2 C whole milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 C canola oil
  • Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Ganache Frosting:

  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 8 girl scout thin mint cookies, chopped up

How to Make Thin Mint Cake

Step 1: Warm the oven to 350 degrees and spray the 9×13 pan with baking spray and set aside.

Step 2: Beat together the cake mix, eggs and canola oil with a stand mixer. 

Step 3: Pour the thin mint batter into the 9×13 pan. 

Step 4: Bake the cake for 35 minutes, use a knife to check if the center comes out clean. Once the cake is done, place it on a cooling rack. 

Step 5: Then poke holes through the entire cake so the pudding will soak in. 

Step 6: In a bowl, you will mix your milk and pudding together. Then once the cake has cooled, you will fill in holes on the cake. 

Step 7: Use a piping bag to squirt in the chocolate pudding into holes, then refrigerate the cake for 30 minutes.

Step 8: Use a small pot, and heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming.

Step 9: While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a heat-proof medium bowl.

Step 10: Once the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips. 

Step 11: Allow the ganache to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth.

Step 12: Frost the top of the cake with the homemade ganache. 

Step 13: Top with the crushed thin mint cookie bits. 

Step 14: Cut, serve this thin mint chocolate poke cake.

Enjoy!

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Thin Mint Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe

Thin Mint Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe

Thin Mint Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe 

Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Thin Mint Chocolate Poke Cake   is a Girl Scouts cookie lovers dream come true. A thin mint poke cake that is topped with a chocolate ganache and crumbled up thin mint cookies. The ultimate mint cake recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of triple chocolate cake mix
  • 2 1/2 C whole milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 C canola oil
  • Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Ganache Frosting:

  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 8 girl scout thin mint cookies, chopped up

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the 9x13 pan with pam baking spray and set aside
  2. Using a standing mixer, beat together the cake mix, eggs and canola oil. 
  3. Pour batter into the 9x13 pan. 
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, use a knife to check if the center comes out clean. Once the cake is done place on a cooling rack. 
  5. Then poke holes through the whole cake so the pudding will soak in. 
  6. In a bowl you will mix your milk and pudding together. Then once the cake has cooled you will fill in holes on cake. 
  7. Use a piping bag to squirt in the chocolate pudding into holes then refrigerate the cake for 30 minutes.
  8. Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming.
  9. While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a heat-proof bowl
  10. Once the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips
  11. Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
  12. Frost the top with the ganache
  13. Top with the crushed thin mint cookie bits
  14. Cut, serve this thin mint chocolate poke cake. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 16gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 5g

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