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Toffee Poke Cake

This toffee poke cake recipe is a favorite among my family and friends. 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


  • 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


  • Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13x9-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 candy. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 404 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 322mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Susan
    Sep 26, 2020

    I always knew this as "Better Than Sex" cake. Super simple, moist, delicious and AMAZING!! Perfect for any event. Keep refrigerated for as long as possible for best results.

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    Mar 26, 2019

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  • xxcskier
    Oct 22, 2017

    I brought this cake on a recent family camping trip and everyone loved it and raved about it for two days! My husband asked me to make it for him to take to work later this week! Needless to say I will be making this time and time again! Excellent and easy recipe!

  • _nlfPA
    May 15, 2017

    I made this and took it to a neighborhood cookout and the cake was eaten almost entirely. Everyone loved it and had to have the recipe. It is definitely a keeper!

  • rena 55
    Feb 11, 2017

    Poke cakes are one of my, moist and just delicious. To make this even more decadent, use a layer of hot fudge sauce first, then the caramel sauce. Takes it to a whole new level!

  • mortspon1
    Sep 25, 2016

    My family raved about this cake. It's a keeper.

  • dwilck
    Jun 1, 2016

    This is our favorite poke cake. Other types don't have as much flavor. Caramel and chocolate go so well together and the whipped topping makes it creamy and rich!

  • rllewis7
    Aug 30, 2015

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