Looking for easy cake recipes? It’s no secret that I’m a fan of poke cakes, I’ve shared several different poke cake recipes on the blog over the years.
I have to say, they are my go-to for those times when I need to come up with a dessert quick because not only are they super easy, they are a delicious cake recipe that is a crowd pleaser every single time.
This EASY Caramel Poke Cake with Toffee recipe is no exception: super simple, quick and the icing on the cake? (pun intended!) VERY affordable to make!
EASY Caramel Poke Cake with Toffee Recipe
Ingredients for this Easy Caramel Poke Cake with Toffee
Package of white cake mix, prepared as instructed on package
Softened cream cheese
Whipped topping, thawed
Additional caramel to drizzle over cake
Directions for making Easy Caramel Poke Cake with Toffee
Bake your cake in a 13×9 baking pan according to the package directions. Let your cake cool at room temperature.
Leaving the cake in the cake pan use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes throughout the cooled cake, I like to space them about one inch apart.
Pour caramel sauce over the cake, making sure to pour over the holes.
Cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix in most of the caramel creamer and spread evenly over the top of the cake.
Top with homemade whipped cream topping or cool whip and toffee bits. Drizzle additional remaining caramel sauce if desired.
Chill for 4 hours before serving.
Notes for Making Poke Cake:
Since you will be using the end of a wooden spoon to make the holes in the cake, use a medium sized wooden spoon (you don’t want the holes too big or too small)
Add caramel drizzle right before you serve – you could even use a homemade caramel sauce for this step.
For the toffee pieces we like to use Heath Bits.
I promise you, this is such an easy recipe and it makes the best cake! The beauty of poke cakes is that while they are super easy to make, they always look fancy and the addition of liquid down in the cake also ensures that they are not dry. Perfect for birthday parties, this is an easy dessert that is perfect as a birthday cake – and that sweet filling will satisfy and be a huge hit with even the most serious sweet tooth.
They are also a fantastic cake option for special occasion events like bake sales and fundraisers or cake walks. In fact, at the last school carnival we attended – all of the poke cakes were the first to go!
It’s easy to keep the ingredients for poke cakes on hand, since all you really need is a box cake and whip topping, along with whatever you decide to pour in the pokes!
We have shared a few of our other favorite cakes and recipes over the years including my personal favorite Raspberry Cheesecake Poke Cake recipe and my hubby’s favorite is this Lime Poke Cake recipe. There are so many different flavors and varieties of poke cake recipes out there – they make a great dessert and are also a great option for so many occasions.
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package of white cake mix, prepared as instructed on package
- 3/4 cup caramel syrup
- 2 (8-ounce) packaged of softened cream cheese
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons caramel creamer
- 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed
- 1/4 cup toffee bits
- Additional caramel to drizzle over cake
- Bake your cake in a 13x9 baking pan according to the instructions on the packaging. Let your cake cool. Next, use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes throughout the cake, I like to space them about one inch apart.
- Pour caramel syrup over the cake, making sure to pour over the holes.
- Cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix in the caramel creamer and spread evenly over cake.
- Top with whipped topping and toffee bits. Drizzle additional caramel if desired. Chill for 4 hours before serving.