Family-Favorite Poke Cake Recipe

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You'll need only a handful of ingredients, including Milky Way candy bars and ice cream topping, to prepare this yummy version of popular poke cake. It’s so easy, kids may want to whip it together themselves!
Recommended: 25 Best Summer Cakes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 10 fun-size Milky Way candy bars, divided
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) Milky Way ice cream topping
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 478 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 336mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Chop six candy bars. Remove cake from the oven; immediately sprinkle with chopped candy bars. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  2. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, poke 20 holes in warm cake. Pour milk over cake; cool for 10 minutes. Pour ice cream topping over cake; cool completely.
  3. Spread whipped topping over cake. Chop remaining candy bars; sprinkle over cake. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Family-Favorite Poke Cake in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p51

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 63825
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Well I could not find the Milky Way Ice Cream Topping either. I called Smuckers and was told that it has been discontinued. I asked the woman on the phone if there was a recommended substitution and she said "I can only tell you that it tasted like a Milky Way in a jar". I ended up buying Hershey's caramel and Smuckers Milk chocolate and mixing 6 oz of each. Very good and very rich!"

LittleMomma0405 User ID: 715646 139563
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"My daughter selected this cake out of a bunch of other cake recipes I had to make for her 10th Birthday. The cake was very good. Could not find the Milky Way Ice Cream topping. Used caramel ice cream topping instead. Next time I may try the Reese's Peanut Butter topping, and sub in Reese's Peanut Butter cups for the candy bars."

dnaleri User ID: 566296 79270
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"I made this cake today. It was very good! I could not find Milky way ice cream topping so I used Hershey's caramel topping instead. And I used the fat free sweetened condensed milk."

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