Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake is everything that you love in those splendid chocolate candies but in the form of a moist and decadent chocolate cake. Since it's made as a poke cake it's even easier to prepare than you can imagine.
Follow the instructions on the back of the cake box to make the cake mix and bake it.
Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Then with the handle of a wooden spoon poke holes throughout the cake.
While the cake is still warm take one jar of the caramel sauce and pour it all over the top of the cake. Then set to the side and let cool completely.
While the cake is cooling make the chocolate buttercream frosting.
Then once the cake is cooled completely, spread the frosting over the cake.
Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top of the frosting. Then sprinkle the chopped pecans on top of the mini chocolate chips.
Drizzle the second jar of caramel sauce on top of the nuts.
Now you are ready to serve this delicious dessert.
Add Caramel chips: Along with the chocolate chips or toffee bits, try using some caramel chips over the baked cake.
Short cut tip: Use a premade chocolate frosting for this recipe.
Tip: If the caramel sauce is too thick, microwave it for a few seconds before pouring in the poked holes.
Decorate: Place Chocolate Turtles on the cake as a decoration and also so people know what the cake is.
Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free chips, sauces and frosting can make this cake a better option.
Salted Caramel: Try using salted caramel sauce or a homemade caramel sauce for a change.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe: 1 cup butter, room temperature, 1 tsp. vanilla, 3 ½ cups powdered sugar, ¾ cup cocoa powderCream the butter and vanilla and then add your powdered sugar and mix well. Then add the cocoa powder and mix well.