Chocolate Caramel Toffee Poke Cake

chocolate caramel toffee poke cake

Poke cakes seem to be the thing right now.  I’m seeing them all over Pinterest and they all look so good.  Weren’t they huge in the 70’s?  Or was it the 80’s?  And maybe they involved Jello.  I can’t remember.  I never really got into the whole poke cake thing.  I think I always thought pouring liquid over cake would make it mushy and gross so I shied away.

After months of seeing them everywhere, I caved.  And what the heck was I thinking not making this sooner!  How can you go wrong with cake, sweetened condensed milk, caramel, whipped cream and Heath bits?  That’s like a marriage made in heaven.

I’m so glad I finally made one of these creations!

Next time (oh yes, there will be a next time!) I am going to put more holes in the cake and closer together.  I loved the gooey parts!

chocolate poke cake

Look at all that goodness poured on top.

chocolate poke cake

Heaven, right?

chocolate caramel toffee poke cake

Recipe source: Iowa Girl Eats

Chocolate Caramel Toffee Poke Cake


  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix (plus ingredients called for on back of box)
  • 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12oz jar caramel topping
  • 8 oz container Cool Whip
  • 1/2 of an 8 oz. bag of Heath Toffee Bits


  1. Make the cake following the directions on the box. (Bake in a 9x13 pan.)
  2. Allow to cool slightly then use the bottom of a wooden spoon to poke holes halfway through cake, all over.
  3. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping on top then let cake cool completely.
  4. Spread cool whip over cooled cake then top with heath bits.

I make a lot of desserts.  I try them all, of course, but I don’t necessarily eat a lot of them all.  I usually get tired of them quickly after making them.  It’s strange, I know.  But this dessert?  Yeah.  I ate A LOT of it.  It was amazing!

chocolate caramel toffee poke cake

I’m hooked on this whole Poke Cake thing.  Now which one will I make next???

chocolate caramel toffee poke cake


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  1. this looks amazing!

  2. This looks like a poke cake to beat all poke cakes!

  3. My sister-in-law has been making this yummy dessert since the 70’s. It is always a hit!

  4. This looks so yummy! I have to try this.

  5. Just looking at that puts me into a coma.

  6. Oh! It is making me yummy…..

  7. I’ve never made a poke cake and after seeing this, I think I should cave! Chocolate and caramel go so good together.

  8. oh so yummy looks great as well
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  9. Right there is my weakness. Chocolate caramel and toffee. Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it! If I gain a pound I’ll just say it’s your fault!

  10. Susan Smith says:

    Gosh this looks so yummy. I remember my mom making poke cakes too.

  11. This looks so yummy! (I did a poke cake today too!)

  12. Adriana G says:

    that looks so yummy ! im going to try thanks

  13. Oh, yum!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  14. This poke cake looks delicious. . It would be great with a little bit of vanilla ice cream too.
    Myswell do all the calories LOL This seems fairly easy to make to . thanks for the recipe

  15. Erin – it’s an amazing cake. So easy-to-make, and such delicious result 🙂