Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake (6-ingredients)

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This Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake is the best and easiest dessert you’ll ever make. Seriously. You will only need 6-ingredients for this out-of-this-world delicious cake!

We are crazy about making Turtle Desserts like our Chocolate Turtle Cookies, Rolo Pretzel Turtles, Chocolate Pecan Turtle Clusters, and Turtle Brownie Cheesecake.

Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

If you’re a fan of chocolate turtles, then you will love this cake! The caramel sweetened condensed milk makes this so easy and saves lots of time. However, you will not be disappointed on the results – it’s SO GOOD!

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Chocolate Cake mix
  • Caramel Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Pecans

Caramel Evaporated Milk being poured over Chocolate Cake

How To Make Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

  1. Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake starts with a chocolate cake mix prepared according to package instructions.
  2. Then you poke holes in the top with a wooden spoon handle. Pour a can of caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk over the baked cake and spread letting the caramel fall deep in the holes.
  3. Refrigerate for an hour.
  4. Then frost with chocolate frosting and sprinkle with pecans, mini chocolate chips and drizzle with caramel.

Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

Which Boxed Cake Mix Should I Use?

I used this Classic Devil’s Food Cake Mix from Duncan Hines, but any box mix will work! I always take my cake out about 5 minutes before  from the package directions state to prevent dryness. However, all ovens are different, so keep an eye on your cake the last few minutes it’s in the oven!


  • When poking holes into the cake, make sure you cover the entire cake. You don’t want a single bite of poke cake to be missing that delicious gooey filling!
  • If you don’t want to use store bought chocolate frosting, you will LOVE our 5-Minute Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe. It’s so Easy and delicious!

Other Poke Cake Recipes You Will Love:

Heath Bar Poke Cake

Strawberry Poke Cake

S’mores Poke Cake

Blueberry Poke Cake

Easy Oreo Poke Cake

Pineapple Poke Cake

Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake

Turtle Poke Cake
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Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake

This Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake is the best and easiest dessert you'll ever make. Seriously. You will only need 6-ingredients for this out-of-this-world delicious cake!

Servings: 12 slices
Prep: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 1 15.25 oz. package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 14 oz. can Caramel Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 16 oz. container chocolate frosting
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup caramel syrup


  • Prepare chocolate cake mix according to the package instructions.
  • After baking, let cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the top of prepared cake.
  • Pour sweetened condensed over cake and spread evenly over holes.
  • Refrigerate cake for at least 1 hour.
  • Use chocolate frosting to frost cake and top with chopped pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Drizzle with caramel, slice, and serve!

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Serving: 12g | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg


Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake