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Snickers Poke Cake is a chocolate cake poked with holes, caramel sauce drizzled on top topped with whipped cream and Snickers candy bars!

A CANDY BAR INSPIRED POKE CAKE RECIPE

I clearly have a thing for candy-inspired cakes. I mean, what’s not to love? I’ve made a Whopper Cake. That one is a huge favorite of my husband’s. Then there was the Butterfinger Cake. It 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.

chocolate cake with Snickers whipped cream topping drizzled with chocolate and caramel, slice shown on a small white plate with a bottle of milk in the background.

TIPS FOR MAKING SNICKERS POKE CAKE

  • Any chocolate cake mix flavor will work for this cake. If you want to make a homemade chocolate cake, try my recipe for One Bowl Homemade Chocolate Cake.
  • Instead of Cool Whip Whipped Topping, you can make homemade whipped cream. Just whisk together 2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream with 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and whip until soft peaks begin to form. Then proceed with the recipe as written.
Snickers Poke Cake recipe from The Country Cook, slice of cake being removed with a spatula and shown being held over finished cake

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • devil’s food cake mix
  • (ingredients needed to make cake: eggs, oil and water
  • caramel ice cream topping
  • Snickers candy bars
  • whipped topping (Cool Whip)
  • chocolate and caramel syrup, for topping
devil's food cake mix (ingredients needed to make cake, eggs, oil & water) caramel ice cream topping Snickers candy bars, whipped topping, chocolate and caramel syrup.

HOW TO MAKE SNICKERS POKE CAKE:

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.

a large meat fork piercing holes in fully baked chocolate cake in a white baking dish.

Pour jarred caramel sauce over warm cake.

pouring jarred caramel sauce over warm chocolate cake.

Using the back of a spoon or an offset spatula, spread sauce and gently push it down into the holes.

an offset spatula spreading out caramel sauce on chocolate cake.

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.

chopped Snickers candy bars on a wooden cutting board with a knife set to the side.

Add chopped Snickers to thawed whipped topping.

chopped snickers candy bars on top of whipped topping in a white mixing bowl.

Stir well. Then spread topping onto cooled cake.

spreading candy bar whipped topping on top of caramel chocolate cake using a white rubber spatula.

Then drizzle cake with chocolate and caramel syrup. I just did a zig-zag pattern.

Chocolate and Caramel Sauce drizzled on cake.

Then slice and serve!

slice of Snickers Poke Cake on a small white plate with pieces of chopped Snickers candy bars scattered around.

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Snickers Poke Cake recipe from The Country Cook

Snickers Poke Cake (+Video)

Snickers Poke Cake is a chocolate cake poked with holes, caramel sauce drizzled on top topped with whipped cream and Snickers candy bars!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounce box devil’s food cake mix
  • ingredients needed to make cake: eggs, oil and water
  • 1 jar caramel ice cream topping
  • 3 Snickers candy bars
  • 8 ounce tub whipped topping (Cool Whip) (thawed)
  • chocolate and caramel syrup (for topping, optional)

Instructions

  • Prepare 15.25 ounce box devil’s food cake mix along with ingredients needed to make cake: eggs, oil and water according to box directions for a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • 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.
  • Pour 1 jar caramel ice cream topping over warm cake (make sure to aim for the holes.)
  • Using the back of a spoon or an offset spatula, spread sauce and gently push it down into the holes.
  • Let the cake cool completely before moving onto the next step. Once the cake is cooled, start preparing the topping.
  • Chop up 3 Snickers candy bars into bite size pieces. Add chopped Snickers to 8 ounce tub whipped topping (Cool Whip). Stir well.
  • Then spread topping onto cooled cake.
  • Drizzle cake with chocolate and caramel syrup. Then slice and serve!

Video

Notes

  • Any chocolate cake mix flavor will work for this cake. If you want to make a homemade chocolate cake, try my recipe for One Bowl Homemade Chocolate Cake.
  • Instead of Cool Whip Whipped Topping, you can make homemade whipped cream. Just whisk together 2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream with 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and whip until soft peaks begin to form. Then proceed with the recipe as written.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Sodium: 542mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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20 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is my son’s requested birthday cake every year!!!!
    Just made it again and it couldn’t be simpler to make. Oh, and did I mention how delicious it is??

  2. 5 stars
    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!

  3. 5 stars
    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.

  4. 5 stars
    I love Snickers!! =)
    this cake looks absolutely delicious!

    Pinning to my Cake Board!
    Thanks for sharing!

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

  6. 5 stars
    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.

  7. 5 stars
    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.

  8. 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!