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Pumpkin Poke Cake

November 23, 2015

Maybe you don’t like pumpkin pie.  Or you want the kids to have a recipe they can make on their own.  Or maybe you just need a midnight snack for a poker game with the teenagers on Thanksgiving.

The whipped cream, Heath bars, and caramel sauce make this a crowd pleaser for all ages!


Pumpkin Poke Cake


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 15 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 1 bag Heath bits
  • Caramel Sauce


  1. Stir together the cake mix, pumpkin, and spices.
  2. Speed evenly into a 9×13 greased and floured pan.
  3. Bake at 350 for 30 min.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Poke holes in the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon.
  6. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the cake and fill the holes.
  7. Chill until cold.
  8. Put whipped cream on top and sprinkle with Heath bits. Drizzle caramel sauce over the top.
  9. Chill for 3-4 hours and serve!

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  1. Laura says:

    Do I need to make the cake mix as directed or just add pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice then bake?

    • Krista says:

      Hi Laura – Put all of the cake mix ingredients (including eggs, water, etc.) PLUS the pumpkin and pumpkin spice into a bowl and mix well. Then follow the rest of the directions. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Joyce says:

    Do you follow instructions on cake box with adding eggs etc

  3. L. Baldwin says:

    Very disappointed that I didn’t read the comments first. Seems like a very important first step would have said “follow cake box directions AND add pumpkin “. Only discovered this after I baked it and was wondering what I did wrong. Nope! Not me… it’s the directions!


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