Snickers Poke Cake

Snickers poke cake dresses up box mix with the flavors of everyone’s favorite candy bar. This easy poke cake recipe oozes with gooey caramel and chocolate for the ultimate in decadent indulgences. 

snickers poke cake made in a glass 9x13" baking dish with fun size snickers bars in the background

Every now and then my boys and I like a treat or two.

Something to cheer us up and make us smile. And if there was ever a time for the ultimate treat, that time is now!

And this Snickers poke cake is that treat!

It’s a rich chocolate cake made super rich and moist by holes full of ooey gooey caramel.

The whole thing gets topped off with a layer of frosting and chopped candy bars before it gets drizzled with even more caramel and chocolate.

Oh yes.

Trust me when I say, everyone will beg you to make this chocolate poke cake over and over again.

snickers poke cake made in a glass 9x13" baking dish with fun size snickers bars in the background

Ingredients

You won’t mind making it either because you won’t need much to put it together and the prep is so quick easy.

To make this you need your favorite box of chocolate cake mix and the ingredients it calls for on the box, caramel ice cream topping, vanilla frosting, Snickers bars, chocolate syrup, and caramel sundae syrup.

That’s it!

snickers poke cake made in a glass 9x13" baking dish with fun size snickers bars in the background

How to Make

To make this yummy dessert, start by preparing your cake mix according to the directions on the package.

Then bake the cake mix in a 9×13 baking dish according to cook times listed.

Once the cake is done, take the cake out of the oven and let it cool.

When the cake is still warm, but not hot, use a fork to poke holes evenly over the surface of the cake.

Then pour the caramel ice cream topping over the cake, spreading it with a spatula so it can seep evenly into the holes.

Now let the cake cool completely to absorb all the caramel.

When the cake is completely cool, spread the frosting out over top of the cake.

Then sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the frosting.

Finish the cake by drizzling chocolate syrup and caramel syrup over the cake.

Cut and serve. Enjoy!

a fluffy piece of vanilla frosting topped snickers poke cake served on a purple appetizer plate

Don’t you use a wooden spoon to poke holes for poke cake? Why use a fork instead?

Don’t use the handle of a wooden spoon for holes in this cake.

The holes will be too big for the thinner caramel syrup.

In a pudding poke cake, the pudding firms up enough to set in the holes and fill them.

With this Snickers cake, the caramel syrup is too thin and won’t set in a larger hole.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes! This is one of those cakes that actually gets better as it sits.

You will want to cover the cake and refrigerate it to let it cool completely after you put the caramel on for at least a few hours.

This will allow the cake to fully absorb the caramel. 

a fluffy piece of vanilla frosting topped snickers poke cake served on a purple appetizer plate with a fork scooping a bite

Tips and Tricks

  • You can use your favorite chocolate cake mix even fudge or devils food cake. Whatever floats your boat! Same goes for the frosting.
  • To up the candy quotient in this cake even more, my sister loves to food process a couple fun sized bars and mix them in with the batter before baking.
  • Not a Snickers bar fan? Sub out your favorite candy bars instead. Milky Way and Three Musketeers work really well in this cake. 

snickers poke cake made in a glass 9x13" baking dish with fun size snickers bars in the background

Other Poke Cake Recipes You Might Like

Make this Snickers Poke Cake for your family or your next gathering and see why everyone begs me to make this cake all the time!

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snickers poke cake made in a glass 9x13" baking dish with fun size snickers bars in the background

Snickers Poke Cake

Snickers poke cake dresses up box mix with the flavors of everyone's favorite candy bar. This easy poke cake recipe oozes with gooey caramel and chocolate for the ultimate in decadent indulgences. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 330kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix baked according to package directions
  • 1 jar caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 can whipped vanilla frosting
  • 18 fun size snickers bars roughly chopped
  • chocolate syrup for drizzling
  • caramel sundae syrup for drizzling

Instructions

  • Cook and prepare your cake mix in a 9x13" baking dish according to the package instructions.
  • Let the cake cool so it's not hot, but still warm. Using a fork, poke holes all over the surface.
  • Pour the caramel out over the top of the cake. Use a spatula to spread the caramel sauce out evenly, and even into the holes.
  • Let the cake cool and absorb the caramel sauce.
  • Once completely cooled, spread the frosting evenly out over top of the cake.
  • Top with the chopped candy bars.
  • Working alternatively, drizzle the chocolate syrup and then the caramel syrup evenly out over top of the frosted cake.
  • Slice and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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