Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake is one of those cakes that measure up to its name! Chocolate, caramel, and pecans are what takes this cake to the next level!
I was going through some old recipe books and I found this recipe. The original recipe called for evaporated milk and a bag of caramels, cocoa powder plus powdered sugar dusted on top.
I am all about sweets but I have to say, that was a bit much, even for me. So I ended up tweaking the recipe to make it fit my family’s tastes. Of course, if you want to indulge, by all means, do.
This Turtle Poke Cake has also been referred to as a Caramel Poke Cake.
I think what sets this Turtle Poke Cake off is the wonderful combination of chopped pecans and chocolate cake. This is a super easy recipe. Don’t let the number of steps scare you off.
I found a couple of other poke cake recipes that I think you will enjoy!
This turtle poke cake is the type of cake that is not a calorie friendly dessert, but it’s truly good for the soul. And that is something that we all need at times.
Here is the recipe for our version of the Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake
1 box cake mix – you can use either a devil food cake mix or a yellow cake mix. Since I had yellow in the pantry, that’s what we used.
Ingredients according to the cake mix box
2 cups chocolate chips or 3 cups of mini chocolate chips
1 cup pecans (chopped)
1 container of caramel syrup or a jar of caramel sauce
Whipped cream or Ice cream, optional
9 x 13 baking pan
Cooking spray and flour to prep the baking pan
Mixer for the cake mix
Wooden spoon or another round object to poke holes in the cake
Heat oven to required temp according to the cake mix. Prepare the cake mix as instructed. Pour the cake batter into the baking pan and place the pan in the preheated oven.
Follow the cooking time on the cake mix. Once the cake is baked, take it out of the oven and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes.
Then take the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake.
While the cake is still warm, pour 1/2 cup of the caramel syrup all over the top of the cake and spread it around.
Then generously sprinkle the chocolate chips and the pecans all over the top of the cake.
While the cake is still warm, serve a slice of the cake and drizzle some caramel syrup over the top of the cake.
The caramel syrup further moistens the cake and the chocolate and pecans had the perfect blend of sweet and crunch.
Once you make this easy homemade Chocolate Turtle Cake recipe for your family, they will be asking for you to make it for them again!