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Caramel Apple Poke Cake

A Caramel Apple Poke Cake that is easy to make, but super addictive!  Try not to eat the whole pan. This caramel poke cake recipe is going to be your new go to dessert for family get togethers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Lisa Longley


  • white cake mix plus what it takes to make it (see note)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 21 oz can apple pie filling
  • 12 oz caramel sauce
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 1 cup toffee bits found in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 13 inch pan, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and cinnamon. Mix in what the cake mix calls for (see note regarding adding oil) and vanilla extract.
  • With the apples still in their can, stick a knife in the can and cut up the apples making them smaller chunks. Then add the whole can to the cake mix.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let the cake stand for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then poke holes with the bottom of a wooden spoon throughout the cake, about an inch to two inches apart.
  • Warm the caramel sauce in the microwave so that it is easier to pour. Pour over the cake into the holes, making sure some sauce gets into each hole.
  • Refrigerate overnight. Before serving, top with whipped topping and toffee bits.



The cake mix that I used called for egg whites and oil.  I ended up eliminating the oil because of the apple pie filling.  However, if you use both your cake will be just fine.