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Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

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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!)

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Turtle Cake 1

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!

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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
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  1. In a 9x13-inch baking pan, prepare cake mix according to package instructions. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.