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Heath Bar Poke Cake

Is there a more heavenly combination than chocolate and caramel? Only when it’s combined with German Chocolate cake! This delicious Heath Bar Poke Cake is not only indulgent, it’s so easy to make that it’s sure to be your go-to dessert for every occasion.

heath bar poke cake

What are Poke Cakes?

Poke cakes are named for the way you “poke” holes into the cake after it bakes, and then pour a filling over the top. This helps the cake to absorb more of the filling, giving it even more flavor.

Most poke cake recipes call for a box cake mix, which makes them super easy to make. And while I love a good from-scratch recipe, sometimes you just need something quick and easy!

Heath Bar Poke Cake Recipe

This Heath bar cake recipe starts with a doctored-up box mix for the cake. Be sure to use a good quality chocolate cake mix for your cake – I love Duncan Hines German Chocolate Cake Mix. If you can’t find German Chocolate Cake Mix, any good quality chocolate cake mix will work just fine.

The secret sauce for this Heath Bar poke cake is a mixture of chocolate and caramel ice cream topping sauces. The ooey-gooey filling really takes this cake over the top!

Once your cake is baked and cooled, you’ll want to use the back of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the top of the cake. Be sure to go all the way down to the bottom of the cake pan.

Now it’s time for the filling! Pour half of the chocolate caramel mixture over the cake, making sure to evenly distribute it over the holes. Allow the cake to sit for a few minutes so that it can absorb the filling.

After the cake has had a chance to soak up the filling, spread on the Cool Whip frosting. Then sprinkle the crushed Heath Bars over the top. Allow the cake to chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

This cake is best served cold, so be sure to allow plenty of time for it to chill in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve, just slice and enjoy!

One bite of this Heath Bar poke cake and you’ll be in chocolate caramel heaven! It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion and is always a hit with family and friends.

Heath Bar Poke Cake


  • 1 box of German Chocolate Cake Mix and ingredients needed
  • 1 small jar of Caramel Ice Cream Topping
  • 1 small jar of Hot Fudge Ice Cream Topping
  • 3 Heath Bars crushed
  • 1 large tub of Cool Whip


  1. Preheat oven according to box instructions and prepare German Chocolate cake batter.
  2. Pour batter into 9 x 13 in. pan and bake according to instructions.
  3. Once cake is baked, poke holes through cake while it is still hot.
  4. Warm up both your caramel and fudge and pour evenly over cake.
  5. Sprinkle cake with 2 Heath bars and let cake cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, cover entire cake with cool whip and sprinkle with remaining Heath bar.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!
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