Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake

Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake – Butterscotch sundae topping isn’t just for ice cream – it makes AWESOME poke cakes!! Along with the irresistibly crunchy toffee bits, this is a perfect fast and EASY cake everyone will love!! 

Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake - Butterscotch sundae topping isn't just for ice cream - it makes AWESOME poke cakes!! Along with the irresistibly crunchy toffee bits, this is a perfect fast and EASY cake everyone will love!! 

If you love poke cakes like I do, this is one that is fast and easy to make and it’s sure to be a hit with everyone.

This is a great summer party, picnic, or potluck cake because it’s nice and light, and the butterscotch and whipped topping aspects makes me think of ice cream sundaes in the summer.

How To Make The Toffee Butterscotch Poke Cake 

Simply prepare a box of yellow cake mix according to the package directions, bake the cake, and poke holes in it with the blunt end of a wooden spoon when it’s done.

Then pour over a mixture of butterscotch sundae topping and sweetened condensed milk over the holes before topping the cake with whipped topping and toffee bits.

I love poke cakes because they are fast and easy to make and generally start out with a baking shortcut, i.e. a box of cake mix. No shame there folks.

Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake - Butterscotch sundae topping isn't just for ice cream - it makes AWESOME poke cakes!! Along with the irresistibly crunchy toffee bits, this is a perfect fast and EASY cake everyone will love!! 

How Does The Cake Taste

Since I love yellow cake, this cake is right up my alley. Soft, buttery, tender, and oh so good.

The mixture of butterscotch sundae topping and sweetened condensed milk seeps into the holes you poke into the cake and adds a nostalgic kind of flavor. Butterscotch anything reminds me of my grandmas.

The mixture also keeps the cake incredibly moist and juicy. I never met a poke cake or a tres leches cake that I didn’t love for that very reason. 

The whipped cream gives the cake a lighter and airier feeling than frosting would and makes you want to keep having just one more bite.

The toffee bits on top add a great contrast in texture to this otherwise tender cake.

Fast, Easy, Make-Ahead

This cake super fast and easy to make. I had it in the oven, baked it, holes poked and mixture poured in, and the cake resting in the fridge in 45 minutes flat. Great if you need a last minute dessert.

You can also make the cake up to a day or two in advance and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it. Poke cakes in my opinion are always best after at least an overnight stint in the fridge, but hold perfectly well for a few days in the fridge.

Just add the whipped topping and toffee bits before serving.

Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake - Butterscotch sundae topping isn't just for ice cream - it makes AWESOME poke cakes!! Along with the irresistibly crunchy toffee bits, this is a perfect fast and EASY cake everyone will love!! 

Favorite Poke Cake Recipes:

  • Better-Than-Anything Peanut Butter Cake – A peanut butter lovers dream: PB, PB chips, and PB cups! An easy, no-mixer poke cake that’s drenched with caramel to keep it super moist! Lives up to it’s name and tastes amazing!
  • Red Velvet Poke Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – If you like red velvet, you’re going to LOVE this EASY cake!! Super soft, moist, topped with luscious cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips! Perfect for holidays and special events!!
  • Caramel Cream Poke Cake – A creamy caramel mixture soaks into soft yellow cake before being topped with whipped cream and more CARAMEL!! An easy cake that’s a guaranteed WINNER especially with caramel lovers!!
  • Better-Than-Anything Peanut Butter Cake – A peanut butter lovers dream: PB, PB chips, and PB cups! An easy, no-mixer poke cake that’s drenched with caramel to keep it super moist! Lives up to its name and tastes amazing!
  • Coconut Caramel Poke Cake – An incredibly EASY super moist cake thanks to a creamy caramel mixture that’s poked into the cake!! Topped with crispy toasted coconut, this cake is a DELISH winner!!

Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake - Butterscotch sundae topping isn't just for ice cream - it makes AWESOME poke cakes!! Along with the irresistibly crunchy toffee bits, this is a perfect fast and EASY cake everyone will love!! 

Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake

Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake

Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake - Butterscotch sundae topping isn't just for ice cream - it makes AWESOME poke cakes!! Along with the irresistibly crunchy toffee bits, this is a perfect fast and EASY cake everyone will love!!
Yield: 24
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • one 15.25-ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 12-ounce jar butterscotch sundae syrup or ice cream topping
  • half of one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12-ounce whipped topping, thawed (I used lite)
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line a 9x13-inch pan with foil for easier cleanup, and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, water, oil, and mix on high-speed with a handheld electric mixer for about 2 minutes. Turn batter out into prepared pan and bake the cake for about 23 to 25 minutes, or a toothpick that's inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. After taking the cake out of the oven, using the blunt end of a wooden spoon, poke about 75 holes evenly over the surface of the cake, poking nearly to the bottom of the cake; set aside.
  4. To a medium bowl, add the butterscotch topping, sweetened condensed milk, whisk to combine, and slowly and evenly pour over the surface of the cake. Run a spatula back and forth as necessary over the surface of the cake to encourage the mixture to sink down into the holes.
  5. Cover cake and place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or until chilled. For a make-ahead option, note that the cake will keep in the fridge for a couple of days before serving it.
  6. Before serving, evenly spread the whipped topping over the cake, evenly sprinkle with the toffee bits, and serve. Cake will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days, noting it may get more soggy as time passes.

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8 comments on “Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake”

  1. One of my co-workers has a birthday in a few days and I am trying to decide what to make to take to the office. This cake and your oreo brownie lush look amazing. It needs to be gluten free and I think either recipe would be easily converted. I may have to flip a coin!!

  2. This is an amazing recipe till now, Averie…! after few days later my kid birthday..so i decided am trying to make this poke cake..and it looks soo yummy and more easy to make as well…Thanks for sharing…..!

    Rating: 5
  3. You had me at butterscotch. This poke cake looks SO good! Need to bake this ASAP!

  4. I am craving a big slice of this cake right now! It looks incredible!

    Rating: 5

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