Toffee Poke Cake Recipe
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Toffee Poke Cake Recipe

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This recipe is my family and friends very favorite dessert. I love making it because it is so simple.—Ms. Jeanette Hoffman, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 jar (17 ounces) butterscotch-caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 404 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 322 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes in cake. Pour 3/4 cup caramel topping into holes. Spoon remaining caramel over cake. Top with whipped topping. Sprinkle with candy. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Toffee Poke Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2009, p16

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"This is a really rich and moist cake. I used Butterfinger bars instead of the toffee. Delicious!"

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2015

"Wow!!! Perfect for our large bible study group! Easy to make and amazingly delicious!! Hardest thing to do is forget the calories! Haha"

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"Out of 6 desserts at a recent potluck, this was the runaway favorite. Both kids and adults enjoyed and some went back for a second big slice! Easy to make. next time I may try the sweetened condensed milk people mentioned. I used Smucker's Salted Caramel sauce, delicious!"

Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"I made the cake yesterday. It was good, a very easy desert to make. Great for a BBQ. I think when i make it again I'm going to add a Choc Ganache frosting instead of whip cream."

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"This is a delicious cake! We brought it to a friend's house and they loved it."

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