Easy Heavenly Poke Cake!

August 2013


Wow!! Doesn't that look just heavenly?

Chocolate cake, poked to death, soaked in sweetened condensed milk, and topped with copious amounts of Cool Whip, Heath Toffee Bits, and caramel sundae sauce.

What is a poke cake?

It’s a normal cake (baked from a mix or from scratch) with holes poked in the top (either with a fork or the base of a wooden spoon). Sweetened condensed milk, pudding, or jello is then poured over the holes, which allows the liquid to seep into the cake and make it moist and flavorful. After the cake has chilled for a few hours and the liquid has been absorbed into the cake, it is topped with Cool Whip and other optional toppings (like Heath Bits).


  • 1 9x13 chocolate cake, prepared and cooled, still in pan
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 oz cool whip
  • 1 cup Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits
  • 1/2 cup caramel sundae sauce


  1. Once the cake has completely cooled, poke 24-30 holes in it using the base of a wooden spoon.
  2. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake, aiming to fill the holes.
  3. Cover and chill for a few hours until the cake has absorbed the sweetened condensed milk (you can tell it's absorbed when there aren't pools of sweetened condensed milk sitting on top of or around the sides of the cake anymore).
  4. Spread the cool whip over the cake. Top with the Heath bits and drizzle the caramel syrup over top.
  5. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
  6. Serves 12-15

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Original Recipe, Something Swanky


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