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The Absolute BEST Caramel Poke Cake! (Potluck, Party, Crowd Pleaser Recipe!)

This easy Caramel Poke Cake will be a huge hit at your next party!  Each bite is filled with creamy caramel, crunchy toffee, and moist and sticky chocolate cake.

There is a reason I call this easy Caramel Poke Cake the BEST…  Its the best cake I have ever had, hands down, in my life!  My friend made a version of this for a Super Bowl party this year, and I had to recreate the recipe.  The texture and flavor were seriously out of this world!

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This Easy Caramel Poke Cake is:

  • Sweet
  • Rich & moist
  • Soft & Gooey
  • Sticky
  • Crunchy from the toffee
  • Absolutely decadent #TreatYoSelf
  • A crowd-pleaser
  • A great dessert for a potluck or party
  • Can be made gluten free or vegan (see modifications below)

This cake is super rich and moist.  I had never made a poke cake before this one, but I am totally on board with the concept.   It may have been my first but its definitely not my last!

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How To Make a Poke Cake

  • 1: Bake a box cake mix, allow to cool
  • 2: With the end of a wooden spoon poke holes throughout the cake
  • 3: Pour your choice of filling: caramel, chocolate sauce, homemade jam, sweetened condensed milk… the possibilities are endless!

I love how this cake has a ton of flavor in each bite.  After adding the caramel to the cake, the cake begins to thicken while staying really moist.

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This poke cake is really sweet, but making a healthier version of this would be easy!  Instead of caramel or condensed milk, you could fill the cake with Easy 4 Ingredient Homemade Blackberry Jam, or a fruit puree of choice.

And I will definitely be making this easy Caramel Poke Cake again for my next party, gathering, or brunch.  It would be great as a birthday cake… or just for a weeknight treat!

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Dietary Modifications

This recipe can easily be made vegan by baking a cake with applesauce instead of eggs, and using a royal icing in place of the condensed milk.  A vegan caramel sauce or chocolate sauce can also be used.

And to make gluten-free, make sure you use a flourless cake mix!

For a nut-free option, ensure the toffee or caramel is made without peanuts or tree nuts.

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Easy Caramel Poke Cake! (Potluck, Party, Crowd Pleaser Recipe!)

This easy Caramel Poke Cake will be a huge hit at your next party! Filled with creamy caramel & crunchy toffee in each bite!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Rest Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix plus any ingredients that are required for cake mix on package… eggs, vegetable oil, water, etc.
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk or non-dairy alternative
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar caramel sauce or non-dairy alternative
  • 8 ounces toffee crushed

Instructions
 

  • Prepare cake mix according to packaging instructions.  Once baked, set aside to cool for 20 minutes.
  • With the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes evenly throughout the cake.
  • Pour the condensed milk over the cake, making sure it drips into the holes.  Add the caramel on top of the condensed milk.
  • Over in foil, and refrigerate for one hour, allowing the cake to set.
  • Once cool, crush toffee and sprinkle over the top.
  • Serve cool, or slightly warm, with ice cream, and enjoy.

Notes

Dietary Modifications

Vegan
This recipe can easily be made vegan by baking a cake with applesauce instead of eggs, and using a royal icing in place of the condensed milk.  A vegan caramel sauce or chocolate sauce can also be used.
Gluten Free
And to make gluten-free, make sure you use a flourless cake mix!
Nut Free
For a nut-free option, ensure the toffee or caramel is made without peanuts or tree nuts.
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