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This decadent SNICKERS® Poke Cake is one of my favorite easy desserts to make.

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What do you get when you cross a moist chocolate cake with caramel, peanuts, candy bars and other delicious ingredients?  You get Snickers Cake with its amazing frosting! the most over-the-top delicious cake that will have your family begging for more and one of the best things that will ever come out of your oven.

Every year, we go to my husband’s uncle’s house for the big game.  He has an amazing buffet filled with all of the best game day foods — chili dogs, wings, (big consumer of vegetable oil) dips and, of course, desserts.

Snickers Poke Cake - It Is a Keeper
Snickers Poke Cake - It Is a Keeper

I was thinking about what to take this year and I came up with this SNICKERS Poke Cake.  It’s one of my favorite easy desserts to make. You don’t even need a fancy stand mixer to make this recipe. This cake which would make an amazing birthday cake! It has everything!!! –one of my favorite cake mixes ever and a social media darling! This cake contains chocolate, caramel,  a light whipped topping and crushed candy bars to seal the deal. You don’t even need an expensive cake pan. You can make on a sheet pan or as a Bundt cake or two round cake pans. I know it’s going to be a hit! This cake starts with a boxed Devil’s Food Cake. Please make sure to stir well so there are no lumps and you can even add your own vanilla extract for a more intense flavor. Of course, you can use your favorite chocolate cake recipe, but I find the boxed cake to work just fine. Once the cake is done baking, please let it cool for about 10 minutes. Here comes the fun! This cake could be simply topped with whipped cream, salted caramel, a peanut butter frosting would also be amazing. Don’t forget ice cream on top! You could stick with this classic snickers poke cake recipe or change it up to your families taste. Don’t be shy add some cool whip while enjoying this American classic.

Snickers Poke Cake - It Is a Keeper
Snickers Poke Cake - It Is a Keeper

Then, using a straw, poke holes all over the top of it.  Go in pretty far, just not all the way through.  You want to create little tunnels for the caramel to seep into. The rest of the cake is all about layering.  You add layer upon layer of goodness.  Then it’s topped off with chopped SNICKERS!

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Snickers Poke Cake - It Is a Keeper
4.64 from 61 votes

Snickers Poke Cake

Yield: 12
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
This decadent SNICKERS® Poke Cake is one of my favorite easy desserts to make.
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  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake, prepared a 13×9 pan
  • ¾ cup caramel sundae topping, divided
  • 3 full size SNICKERS bars, chopped
  • 1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • Bake cake according to package directions.
  • Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Poke holes all over cake using a drinking straw. Be careful not to go all the way through to the bottom.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of the caramel topping over the top of the cake.
  • Use a spatula to spread it around so it gets into all of the holes.
  • In a bowl, mix the thawed whipped topping with the remaining caramel topping.
  • Spread the whipped topping mixture on top of the cake.
  • Chop the SNICKERS bars into small pieces.
  • Sprinkle chopped SNICKERS on top of the cake.
  • Drizzle with chocolate syrup and extra caramel sauce before serving, if desired.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 149mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

41 thoughts on “SNICKERS Poke Cake”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this *cough* calorie free recipe! I can’t wait to surprise the husband with it.

    One thing I was wondering though…. With the whipped topping, do the leftovers (IF there are any) need to be refrigerated?

  2. 5 stars
    Christina, this gorgeous cake is featured today in my new roundup “10 Cakes That Could Win A Beauty Contest”. What a work of art!

    Sinea from Ducks n a Row

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Christina,
    We will just love your Snickers Poke Cake, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special weekend!
    Miz Helen

  4. Snickers is my favorite candy bar of all time and this looks absolutely decadent! And easy too!

  5. Oh my! This looks so yummy! Pinning to make later. 😉

    (visiting from the Art of Homemaking link-up)

  6. I make ‘better than sex cake’ also but I add sweetened condensed milk with either caramel or hot fudge and top with whipped cream and crushed Heath candy bars. AMAZING!!!

  7. I want to make this for a church dinner .Can it be made the night before? Also do you heat caramel sauce up or put on room temp.? Thanks

    • Yes, you can can make it the night before and it will be great! Just keep it refrigerated. I do not heat up the caramel sauce. I just use it room temperature. Enjoy! 🙂

    • I would make it at least an hour before so the caramel has time to soak in. I had leftover for a few days afterward and it was just as delicious!


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