This is the best cake I've ever made! Caramel Chocolate Poke Cake is the perfect cake for any gathering! A delicious from scratch cake soaks up caramel for a moist and rich dessert that everyone goes crazy for!

CARAMEL CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Chocolate Poke Cake loaded with caramel is the perfect cake for any gathering! A delicious from scratch cake soaks up caramel for a moist and rich dessert that everyone goes crazy for!

Ingredients

  • 1 9 x13 chocolate cake either boxed or homemade recipe below
  • 1 Can of sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup Caramel Ice Cream Topping or homemade
  • 1 8 oz tub of whipped topping or 2-3 cups whipped cream
  • chocolate sauce & chopped chocolate for garnish
HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CAKE (OPTIONAL)
  • cups flour
  • cups sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brewed coffee cooled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Cake (if using a box mix, follow the directions for a 9×13 pan)
HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CAKE
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease & flour a 9×13 inch pan.
  • Combine milk & lemon juice and set aside. (The mixture will thicken slightly)
  • Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda & baking powder in a large bowl.
  • Add eggs, coffee, soured milk, oil and vanilla. Beat medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pans. (Your batter may seem runny at this point but it will bake up beautifully.)
  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Be sure to check the cake at 30 minutes so it doesn’t over cook.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and cool 15 minutes.
ASSEMBLY
  • Poke holes all over the entire cake using the end of a wooden spoon. Pour the sweetened condensed milk and 3/4 of the caramel sauce over the cake allowing it to seep into the holes.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight (minimum 4 hours, longer is better)
  • Top with whipped topping, remaining caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and chopped chocolate.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information does not include toppings.