Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake
Serves: 12 servings
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients listed on the box.
  • 12 ounces caramel ice cream topping, divided
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups powered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup pecan pieces
  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, and bake in 9 x 13 pan. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, make small holes all over the surface of the cake. Pour 8 ounces of the caramel ice cream topping over the cake, spreading to cover. Let sit until cooled.
  3. While the cake is cooling, beat the butter in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar, and mix until smooth. Add just enough milk to make a smooth, creamy frosting.
  4. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake. Drizzle with the remaining caramel sauce, and sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips and pecans.
Recipe by One Little Project at