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Toffee Poke Cake Recipe

Toffee Poke Cake Recipe

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 YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Toffee Poke Cake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"This is an easy, delicious, go to desert that my family loves. I buy the bags of chopped Heath Bars for even more ease!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"Delicious"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"I have made this for years except it has been called Better Than Sex Cake. We've always used a German Chocolate Cake mix and then pour a can of sweetened condensed milk and then either the butterscotch caramel, caramel or hot fudge topping over the top and into the holes. Let set either overnight or 6-8 hrs. Put whipped topping and toffee bits on the top and serve. Always a hit!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"This is the best and easiert chocolate cake to make ever! I used a german chocolate cake mix and extra creamy cool whip. Could not find caramel-butterscotch topping so I chose caramel. Not a big fan of Heath Bars but, once they are crushed and put on cake they are a bit less likely to stick to teeth. Everyone at the party commented on how good it looked. The kids spotted it prior to dinner and surprise, surprise it was all we could do to get them to eat their meal. They wanted cake!!! I will make this over and over!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"This is chocolately, carmelly goodness in the best way. So easy to make and absolutely delicious. Everyone raved."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"This was amazingly good! Everyone wanted a piece and recipe. Very easy to make and absolutely delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"Very easy dessert to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"Love this cake. Very ,easy, and delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"I made this cake before I found this recipe. I needed a desert for the family reunion so I used the same steps as for this cake, except I used a caramel icing with the toffee bits on top. The pan was empty by the end of the day and everyone wanted the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"I've made this several times; it has become one of our favorite cakes. Because I couldn't find the candy bars, I sprinkle the top with Heath Toffee Bits instead."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"I've made this little bit of heaven cake for quite a while. Everyone loves it and it's quick and easy to put together when you want to spend the lion's share of your time on a great meal. Golly David.s - What an angry little man you are. Perhaps you are better served by spending your time on an angry political site like HP? You'd fit right in."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"Very good. Another version I make uses a marble cake mix, caramel topping and crushed butterfingers. Both are great combinations!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"I haven't made this version, but made what my family calls, "Skorr bar cake". We used a devil's food mix and a can of eagle brand as well a caramel ice cream topping. I used three, frozen, then crushed skorr bars, on top of the cake, then put the whipped cream on top and one more crushed skorr bar on top of the cream.(Skorr bars are in Canada and Britain too I think). Freezing the bars helps them crush better. My family loves it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"I was really curious to find out what a poke cake is, so I tried this out on the family. Wow, I'm so glad I did! A bit like chocolate sticky toffee pudding, with the added bonus of a gorgeous creamy, crunchy layer on top. Husband especially loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"So quick! Great for unexpected company. David, study English grammar prior to calling others stupid since you used "your" incorrectly."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"My family just loved this dessert. I certainly will make it again and again. So easy for a cake that is so delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Excellent version, especially for people with limited time. I have a version that also calls for a can of sweetened condensed milk. This has quite a few less calories. David, you obviously don't have a time issue between work and children. Go back to your kitchen and leave us alone. Oh, by-the-way, not all Americans are fat!!!! That is an ignorant assumption. (I am not American)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Loved it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"Wonderful quick and easy when you need something on the fly. The people I "bake" for (btw David I'm a professional baker) love simple homecooked recipes. I make the chocolate cake and caramel sauce from scratch"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"I'm not American, but I love American style cooking. It is so easy and taste really good. I use to make everything from scratch, but now I make use of American assembling...lol I'm not entering any competitions, I just want my family to enjoy what I've made."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"YOU'RE right, David, assembly would be a great category! I love assembly! Fast, easy, and delicious and this cake would be the perfect start to such a category."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"Sounds like David is a bit angry. Perhaps if someone were to give him a piece--and I don't mean cake--he wouldn't be so cranky, and he wouldn't feel the need to deride us fat Americans and our cooking skills. Have a nice day, David!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"This is so delicious it should be declared sinful!! I have made this numerous times for potlucks/picnics and it's always a huge hit."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"This cake was so good!!! You don't even need refrigerate it for 2 hours!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"So easy to make and will be great for potlucks!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"We call it "Holy Cow Cake" because when you try it, you say, "Holy Cow, that's good!""

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"I have made this cake a few times now and everytime I serve it I get great comments. It is so simple and tastes great!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"I used Smucker's butterscotch-caramel and had the same problem as another reviewer who said to use name brand topping because the off-brand stuff was watery. The cake was wet--like soaked in water, which I found unpleasant; but everybody loved the taste and everything else about it. I will try another brand of topping next time, and possibly use less."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"This cake came out awesome. It is super easy and tasted like you made it from scratch. I used just caramel topping instead of the butterscotch-caramel topping. I also added a 3/4 cup of chocolate chips to the batter before I baked it. It came out super moist and everyone just loved it. I will definitely made this one again and I loved it because it is so simple!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"I make this cake often - we call it Killer Cake - but I also pour a can of sweetened condensed milk over the cake along with the caramel ice cream topping. Delish!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"My 13-year-old daughter made this for me for my birthday. It was amazing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"This was easy and really went over for our Home Group. Everyone loved it and it will definitely be a favorite to make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"I've had this recipe since I was little my mom always made it, definately a crowd pleaser, if you aren't big on toffee (like me) Butterfinger candy bars work awesome too SOOO yummy"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"This was so quick and easy to do. I used the Heath English Toffee Bits. Everyone requests this one everytime. Thans for the great recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"This cake is soooo good and sooo rich!! I think I used a spoon handle that was too small because almost none of the caramel went into the holes. Warming the caramel up next time might help too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"Yummy, sticky, gooey, delicious!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"Made this for a pig roast. People were scraping the cake pan to get every last piece. I had to write down the recipe for everyone."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2010

"I guess I'm the "odd" person who thought this cake was good but VERY sweet. Next time I make this, I will use about half of the recommended caramel topping, and definitely will not spread the caramel on the cake top."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"Made this 2 nights ago and it's already gone! Very good, not as sweet as I thought it would be....I enjoyed it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"Scrumpious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"I like to kick this recipe up one notch and replace the cool whip with cream cheese frosting. Variations of this recipe have been around for years. It can be found on the box of the Betty Crocker German Cake mix or in the Cake Doctor Book- which also suggests replacing the Heath bars with crushed Butterfinger candy bars. We like the Heath Bar recipe so well that I haven't wanted to try the Butterfinger variation."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"I made this for my daughters. Wow, yummy! It was great, not real sweet with the cool whip. They rated it as a favorite! I made it fat free & drizzled choc. syrup over the top. So good!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"My young granddaughter loves to bake with me. This cake was easy and fun for her to do entirely by herself and quickly. Poking the holes was a kick; frosting and garnishing a cinch. Light- textured and surprisingly delicious dessert."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"We have been making this for 3 yrs but use German Choclate Cake mix rather than chocolate. It is requested all the time by family."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"I have made this cake for years. We call it "Better Than Sex Cake" or "Better Than Robert Redford Cake. It never stays around long here.

Linda in Quincy, Il"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"This is a good, knock off version of the exact same recipe on a german chocolate cake box (I think Betty Crocker??). I think it's german chocolate cake instead of regular chocolate, and also condensed milk added as well."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"Very good, will be making again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"This is very close to one of our family favorietes. The difference is, when pouring on the carmel, we also pour on a jar of fudge sauce (warm it a little to make it pourable) Soooo good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"

Toffee Poke Cake 

Toffee Poke Cake Recipe
Photo by: Taste of Home
Rating 4.75

—Ms. Jeanette Hoffman, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Toffee Poke Cake
 
15 Servings
  • Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 jar (17 ounces) butterscotch-caramel ice cream topping.... (use name brand topping....generic is watery)
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), chopped

Directions

  • Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 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 Heath  candy.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  •  Yield: 15 servings.
  • .............................................................................
  • Tips............had GREAT reviews....easy
  • When making the cake mix trying using a chocolate soda 12 oz. can or any type of soda instead of the eggs and oil and water. So easy and taste really good. Cook the same as on the box. I do this all the time. My two year old loves to make a cake with me.
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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"Would you share the recipe with me please.

Taste of Home won't give out the recipe.
Thanks in advance.
Barbara
karlbar@cox.net
 "

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"I made the same cake, but also drissled sweetened condensed milk at the same time of the carmel topping. Very Good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"I made this last August for my newphews, and let them help me make it.....THEY loved it and took the recipe home to their mom. It was light , rich and irresisitable!! It was all gone in less than 24 hrs....Thats what happens when your nephews are football players!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"I was convinced I had a reduced sugar chocolate cake mix for our Easter dessert toffee poke cake. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a reduced sugar yellow cake. I made it anyway making the yellow cake substitution. The cake was such a hit my 4 year old Granddaughter, Leah, announced she wants this cake for her 5th birthday party. It was a big hit."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"I made this for a garden party I threw last year, and I've made it since then as well. First of all it is almost shamefully easy for such a pretty looking dessert. I use prepackaged toffee bits (no chocolate in em but no one complains) to make it faster. I get rave reviews everytime. I made it on a very hot muggy day once however and in transporting it all the whipped topping slid about 3 inches which made for a sticky mess. The cake still ate and was delicious but it might not be the best idea for an outdoor event"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"I have not made this cake yet, but my grandaughter has made it for me twice within a three week period, it is one if the most delicious and moist cakes that I have ever ate. I would request anyone that is seeking a easy chocolate cake recipe to try this one."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"This cake was so easy to make and absolutely AMAZING!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"This cake rates right up there with the very best cakes I've ever made. Family and friends LOVE it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"YUM! This looks good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"The first time I made this recipe was for the 50th birthday of a co-worker's of my daughter. It was a HUGE success. I was asked for the recipe by many. Since the first time I have made it many times. Initially I made a change in cutting calories which did not affect the taste of the cake nor the success rate of it either. It is one that you just cannot eat one small piece but keeping going back for more. I will continue to make it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2009

"This cake is the bomb!!Although I don't use as much ice cream topping and already prepared toffee bits work just as well.

jumpdeb512"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"Simple and delicious. My twelve year old daughter made this for the family. Super tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"I have a very similar recipes and it is known as "Is it really better than sex?" cake. It is wonderful and a real conversation piece!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"I had to make a quick dessert today. My kids like chocolate and toffee so this looked like a good solution. Everyone loved this cake. This is definately a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"When making the cake mix trying using a chocolate soda 12 oz. can or any type of soda instead of the eggs and oil and water. So easy and taste really good. Cook the same as on the box. I do this all the time. My two year old loves to make a cake with me."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2009

"Be sure to use name brand carmel ice cream topping, generic was watery. It soaked in the bottom of the cake, but it still tasted ok."

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