Don’t worry, no turtles were harmed in the making of this cake. We’re talking about the candy… You know, the one with pecans and chewy caramel coated in chocolate? It’s a combination everyone loves and we thought it would be just perfect for an easy poke cake. (And we were right!)
If you haven’t made a poke cake before, it’s simply a cake that’s baked up in a sheet pan and then poked with the end of a wooden spoon to create holes. You then top it with some sort of delicious liquidy ingredient that drips down into the holes and permeates the cake.
This one here has a ton of chocolatey flavor coupled with gooey caramel throughout and topped with crunchy pecans (and more chocolate). It’s really, really delicious. And it couldn’t be easier!
Turtle Poke Cake
30 minutes to prepare serves 8-10
- 1 package chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients listed on box
- 1 tub (16 oz) chocolate frosting
- 12 oz caramel sauce
- 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- In a 9x13-inch baking pan, prepare cake mix according to package instructions. Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Using the handle of a wooden spoon, make small holes all over the surface of the cake. Pour 8 ounces of the caramel sauce over the cake, spreading to cover.
- In a small bowl, mix together the chocolate frosting and remaining caramel sauce. Spread evenly over cake. Top with chocolate chips and pecans and drizzle with additional caramel sauce, if desired.