I'm not a huge fan of plain chocolate cake with chocolate frosting (it's usually too dry), Kai on the other LOVES it, so I bought a box of Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge cake for his birthday party. On the back, I discovered this tasty recipe: Chocolate-Peppermint Poke Cake.
It was wonderful. Since then I've made different variations:
1. Straight up chocolate, no peppermint stuff.
2. White cake, banana pudding filling, white frosting, banana slices covering the top
3. Yellow cake, coconut pudding filling, chocolate frosting, toasted coconut generously sprinkled on top
I plan to try a white cake, lemon pudding filling, a thin layer of raspberry jam with lemon frosting on top. I'm not sure how that will turn out but we'll see.