The idea of this poke came to me while trying to come up with a cake for my son's birthday. Birthdays around here mean you get to choose your cake and your birthday dinner. The funny thing is, it is hardly ever the same from year to year. So I start to ask at least a week or two before so I can plan. The only request I could get out of him was something with chocolate and cherries...and it was the day before his birthday!
So I needed something quick and easy to make without a lot of fuss. I have no problem using a boxed cake mix to save me some time when I need it. A poke cake was the way to go and everyone loved it.