I have been making poke cakes since high school. They are so dang easy and everyone will crave them after. What is a poke cake you ask? A poke cake is very simple, it is a cake that you poke holes in after it is baked and cover with syrup, pudding, and jello so that it soaks into the cake. Sounds good, right? When I was younger, when we actually had parties in our classrooms and were able to bring treats from home, this was my go to every time.
Generally, you start with good ol’ cake mix and add your favorites to it. Now, the original poke cake is called “Better than Sex” cake. I don’t know if that is appropriate at a school or work function, but it is honestly that good! Try it for yourself; I know what I am bringing to the office tomorrow. Who’s number 1 employee now, this girl!!!
Better Than Sex Cake
1 box Devil’s Food Cake
1 8-oz tub cool whip
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 bottle caramel ice cream topping
1 package Heath bar pieces (found in the baking aisle by the chocolate chips)
Cook Devil’s food cake in a 9 x 13 inch pan, according to package directions and let it cool.
In a large bowl, combine caramel and sweetened condensed milk.
Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the cake every couple of inches. Alternatively, you can use a fork to poke holes.
Pour the caramel/sweetened condensed milk over the top of the cake so that it fills all of the holes.
Spread Cool Whip over the top of the cake.
Sprinkle Heath bar pieces on top.
Enjoy! PS: Store leftovers in the refrigerator.