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Cuppa Joe Coffee Caramel Cake
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Cuppa Joe Coffee Caramel Poke Cake

This Cuppa Joe Coffee Caramel Poke Cake is so good and easy to make, you are going to receive a lot of compliments on this cake. This version of a poke cake uses coffee and caramel and the combination is such a family favorite that is is going to become one of the most requested cakes you make. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Jill


  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 4 TSP instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 C butter softened
  • 1 C packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 TSP baking powder
  • 1/2 TSP baking soda
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 1/4 TSP ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 C caramel ice cream topping divided


  • 1 TBSP baking cocoa
  • 2 TSP instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 C boiling water
  • 1/2 C butter softened
  • 1/4 C confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 C semisweet chocolate chips melted


  • Microwave buttermilk for 30-45 seconds or just until warmed.
  • Stir in coffee granules until dissolved.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beating well after each addition.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  • Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, poke holes in cake.
  • Pour 1/2 cup caramel topping into holes.
  • Spoon remaining caramel topping over cake, cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, stir cocoa and coffee granules into boiling water until dissolved; cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in melted chocolate and cocoa mixture until well combined.
  • Frost cake.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 728IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg