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Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake Recipe (Potluck, Party, & Holiday Dessert)

This easy Chocolate 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. A total crowd-pleaser that everyone will want seconds of… and thirds….

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There is a reason I call this easy Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake the BEST…  It’s 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!  If you love the combination of chocolate and caramel together in a dessert, this recipe is right up your alley!

This Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake is:

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

 

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What’s In This Caramel Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe?

One of the BEST Pantry Poke Cake Recipes

This pantry poke cake with chocolate and carmel recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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How To Make a Poke Cake

  • Step 1: Bake a box cake mix, allow to cool
  • Step 2: With the end of a wooden spoon poke holes throughout the cake
  • Step 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.  The result is a totally gooey caramel-drenched cake you will never forget.

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 substituting applesauce instead of eggs in the boxed cake mix, and using a royal icing in place of the condensed milk.  A vegan date caramel sauce or chocolate sauce can also be used.
  • And to make gluten-free, make sure you use a gluten free devil’s cake mix like this and certified gluten free caramel!
  • For a nut-free option, ensure the toffee or caramel is made without peanuts or tree nuts.

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Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake

The Herbeevore
This easy Caramel Poke Cake will be a huge hit at your next party! Filled with creamy caramel & crunchy toffee in each bite!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 260 kcal

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 323mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 219IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
Keyword caramel, Caramel Cake Recipe, chocolate cake, chocolate caramel poke cake, Easy Poke Cake, Easy Poke Cake Recipe, Poke Cake, sweetened condensed milk, toffee
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