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)
1/3
cup water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
4
eggs
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Topping

1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
2
jars (12 oz each) hot fudge topping
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
1/4
cup chopped pecans, toasted
2
tablespoons caramel topping
  • 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. Pour into pan. Bake 26 to 33 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
  • 3 Immediately poke cake every inch with handle of wooden spoon halfway into cake. Drizzle condensed milk evenly over top of cake; let stand until milk has been absorbed into cake, about 5 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, place hot fudge in medium microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 15 to 30 seconds or until smooth. Spoon and spread over cake, pressing slightly into holes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
  • 5 Spread frosting over top of cake. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • 6 Just before serving, drizzle caramel sauce over each serving of cake. 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
410
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
64g
64%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
48g
48%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 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; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.