Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

I’m a big fan of the chocolate turtles. The sweet and salty combination is so satisfying… so why not turn it into a cake? This Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake is definitely a new favorite that I promise any chocolate lover will devour. And for the chocolate haters, this cake just might change your mind 🙂

Serves: 12

Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

2 hr, 15 Prep Time

30 minCook Time

2 hr, 45 Total Time

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  • 18.25 oz box of Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce (I used Smuckers)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sauce (I used Hersheys)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup cool whip
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup melted caramel (I used Caramel bits by the chocolate chips)
  • 1/3 cup crushed pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, water and vegetable oil until well-combined.
  3. Once the batter is fully mixed, add the 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray, and spread batter evenly about in pan.
  5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the cake is cooked all the way through but not burned.
  6. Once the cake is done cooking, take out and let cool for about 1 hour.
  7. Once the cake has cooled, poke holes in the cake about every 1-2 inches (I used the round end of a bottom wooden spoon).
  8. Pour the chocolate and caramel sauce over the holes, and on top of the cake.
  9. Refrigerate for about 1 hour
  10. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, cool whip, powdered sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer, until it is a smooth creamy texture.
  11. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the cake and spread evenly.
  12. Drizzle the melted caramel and chocolate over the frosting.
  13. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and pecans.
  14. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  15. Enjoy!

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