Caramel-Drizzled Pumpkin Poke Cake

Irresistibly moist pumpkin cake! Pockets of fudgy topping. Caramel drizzles. Yum.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1
cup (from 15-oz can) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2
cup water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
4
eggs
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Topping

1
jar (about 12 oz) hot fudge topping
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla or Whipped fluffy white frosting
2/3
cup (from a 12 oz jar) caramel topping
1/4
cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil, eggs and pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake 26 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  • 3 Immediately poke cake every inch with handle of wooden spoon halfway into cake; cool 5 minutes. Place hot fudge topping in quart-size resealable bag. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze hot fudge into holes in cake. Repeat as necessary to use all topping.
  • 4 Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
  • 5 Drop frosting by spoonfuls onto cake; spread evenly.
  • 6 Just before serving, heat caramel sauce as directed on jar; drizzle a heaping teaspoon over each serving of cake. Sprinkle with pecans. Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

To toast pecans, heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

For a gooey caramel pumpkin cake, try hot caramel topping instead of hot fudge.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
36g
36%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.