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Game Night + Nutella Poke Cake Recipe

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Family time is precious in our home. I love doing things with all three of my boys — but I especially love time together with my oldest. Jorryn is seven years older than Zane and eight years older than Shay. He easily remembers what it felt like to be an “only”. While he adores his brothers — and is probably the world’s best big brother ever — I know he loves the one-on-one time with mom and dad as well. We make a special effort to have regular “dates” plus do movies, game nights and projects around the house when little brothers are in bed. 

Jorryn is about to turn 11, so I think more and more often of his upcoming adulthood. I know how fast these first 11 years have gone by, so I know the next seven will really go quickly. We often talk about what he would like to do as an adult and what his goals are. I love hearing what he is thinking and imagining. 

Us for Game Night

On Monday night, Domingo was at work and the littles were in bed, so it was game time for Jorryn and mama! We had The Game of Life to play plus a yummy treat fresh out of the kitchen. All the ingredients for a perfect night!

Playing The Game of Life for Family Time

Game of Life

Game of Life

The Game of Life has been encouraging kids to dream about their future since 1960. Hasbro has recently unveiled an updated version of the game which features brand new career cards. You’ll now find Singer, Secret Agent, Veterinarian, Teacher, Doctor, Professional Athlete, Scientist, Fashion Designer, Lawyer, Inventor, Chef, Race Car Driver, Dancer, Police Officer, Firefighter and Video Game Designer while playing. Game night is a great way to get parents and kids communicating. The Game of Life can inspire some great conversations about life and goals in a fun way. 

Game of Life

The Game of Life featuring brand new Career Cards is available on shelves now! It retails for $19.99 and can be enjoyed by 2-4 players, ages 8 and older. You’ll find it at most major retailers nationwide and at Be sure to follow Hasbro Gaming on Facebook and @HasbroNews on Twitter

Game of Life Family Time

Another great way to show your kids what real life is like is the upcoming “take your sons and daughters to work day” on April 23. Jorryn actually goes to work with me every Thursday to volunteer at our local food pantry that our church runs. It’s a great opportunity for him to learn how one person can make a big impact in their community. I love the real life experience for him and the sense of accomplishment he enjoys.

Poke Cake Recipe

Nutella Poke Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.75 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white milk

Nutella Ganache 

  • 1/4 cup of Nutella
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, peanut butter and sugar.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  4. Turn blender to stir and add in vanilla.
  5. Sift flour and baking powder, gradually add into mixture.
  6. Add milk and blend on low only until well mixed — do not over mix.
  7. Bake for 20-30 mins or until fully cooked in the middle.

Once cooled, poke multiple holes around the cake. Pour in Nutella ganache.

Nutella Poke Cake

Peanut Butter Poke Cake Recipe

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients and frost cooled cake. Serve and enjoy!

Our game night was a great success. You can’t go wrong with a classic board game and a yummy snack to enjoy together. I’m already looking forward to next time!

Nutella Poke Cake Recipe

Your turn: what do your kids want to be when they grow up?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hasbro THE GAME OF LIFE.

Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she’s in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.