The Country Cook: Snickers Poke Cake

Monday, June 17, 2013

Snickers Poke Cake

I clearly have a thing for candy-inspired cakes. I mean, what's not to love?
I've made a Whopper Cake. I actually make this one pretty often. That one is a huge favorite of my husband's. I can bribe him to do stuff with that cake!
Then there was the Butterfinger CakeThis cake is actually pretty similar to the cake I'm sharing today so that's how I knew it would come out delicious!  I like to take this one to new Moms.  It's one I know everyone will like.
And now today, it's the Snickers cake. And boy, this one does not disappoint. I took inspiration for this cake from Steph over at Plain Chicken. I condensed this recipe quite a bit, but if you want the full-octane version, click hereIt is so moist and the caramel sauce drizzled on the warm cake really transforms the flavor. You just can't go wrong with chocolate and caramel. And then when you add some of the candy bars to the topping, it takes it over the top. I think y'all are really going to love this one!

1 box Devil's Food cake mix
(ingredients needed to make cake, eggs, oil & water)
1 jar caramel ice cream topping
3 Snickers candy bars
1 (8 oz.) tub whipped topping, thawed
Chocolate and Caramel syrup, for drizzling
Prepare cake according to box directions. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, begin poking holes into the cake, using a fork. You want the holes big enough for the caramel sauce to get down into.I'm using this meat fork that makes nice size holes. If all you have is a regular fork, then as you poke the fork down, twist it just a little to make a larger hole.
 Pour jarred caramel sauce over warm cake.
 Using the back of a spoon or an offset spatula, spread sauce and gently push it down into the holes.
Now, let the cake cool completely before moving onto the next step. Once the cake is cooled, start preparing the topping. Chop up the 3 Snickers bars into bite size pieces.
 Add chopped Snickers to thawed whipped topping.
 Stir well. Then spread topping onto cooled cake.
Then drizzle cake with chocolate and caramel syrup. I just did a zig-zag pattern.
Then serve! If you like (and we do), drizzle individual servings with just a bit more chocolate and caramel syrups.


  1. I love a good candy cake, especially this one! :)

    1. Hi Pamela! I obviously love them too - haha. I hope you love this one if you decide to give it a try :)

  2. There's NO way in the world to go wrong with all these magnificent flavors! I.WANT.SOME!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us....I gain a lb. or two just gazing at your beautiful cake creations!

    1. Mrs. B. you always make my day with your sweet comments. Thank you so much! Hope you love this one if you try it!

  3. Your Recipes are the bomb keep'em coming.

  4. You have the best recipes I have ever come across. You make me shine when I cook for family and friends, especially the cakes. Delicious and so easy to make. I'm sure glad I'm part of "the country cook" blog.

    1. Elizabeth, thank you so very much for that! It makes all the work with it just to know someone is enjoying them! :)

  5. Snickers Cake?!?!?! Oh my goodness, this looks so amazing. Perfect for a family gathering, like maybe fourth of July?!?! Oh, I'm putting this on my "baking for the Fourth" list.

  6. Definitely making this weekend! Just wondering if it need to be refrigerated because of the topping?

  7. I love Snickers!! =)
    this cake looks absolutely delicious!

    Pinning to my Cake Board!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. love the recipes keep them coming

  9. I made your Snickers Cake last week-end to take to my Granddaughter's Graduation Party. There were lots of desserts there but mine was gone in a flash. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

  10. I use the end of a wooden spoon to make my holes in a cake. This sounds delicious! Might have to try this one sometime soon!

  11. Wonder what would happen if you cut up a couple more Snickers bars and put them in the cake batter also?

  12. I use a straw to poke my holes. The bigger the better. Then you can just throw it away when done. After you squeeze out the cake and eat it!


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