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Caramel apple poke cake drizzled with caramel on a white plate

Caramel Apple Poke Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Melanie
Caramel Apple Poke Cake is the perfect easy dessert for fall. No one would ever guess that this moist caramel loaded cake started from a box mix.


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 20 ounce can apple pie filling dice apples
  • 1 ¼ cup caramel sauce divided
  • 1 8 ounce tub Cool Whip thawed
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 if using a dark pan). Grease with cooking spray.
  • Mix together the cake mix, water, eggs, and oil together with a hand electric mixer for 2 minutes. Fold in the apple pie filling and then spread evenly into the pan. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool for 10 minutes and then poke the top of the cake with the end of a wooden spoon or a straw, poking just halfway through (about an inch).
  • Pour 1 cup of the caramel sauce over the top of the cake and cool completely and chill in the fridge.
  • Spread Cool Whip over the top and sprinkle with peanuts. Slice and serve topped with more caramel sauce. Store in fridge.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2.1mg