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Twix Poke Cake

Moist cake topped with gooey caramel, creamy chocolate pudding, whipped cream & Twix candy pieces


That certainly sounds like a party to me!  Our son just celebrated his birthday and requested this cake that is based on one of his favorite chocolate bars.  So, as parents, we had to oblige

Not to mention, Twix bars are my all time favorite candy bars as well  Our kids always save a few for me from their Halloween stash or their Easter baskets.  A small price to pay for my efforts, wouldn’t you think??

Probably the best part of this cake is that it’s so simple to make

Many of you know, we like to make most things from scratch

However… this dessert is really easy because we’re using pre-packaged ingredients

Easy and ridiculously tasty?  Sign me up!  Even my non-cake loving husband agrees that this cake is the bomb!

Let’s start by following the directions for your favorite yellow box cake

While the cake is still warm, poke evenly spaced holes with the handle of a wooden spoon

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Pour 14 ounces of caramel over the cake, making sure to pour some into each hole

I’m using a squeeze bottle of caramel for simplicity, but you can also use jarred caramel sauce

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Let the cake cool a bit while we make chocolate instant pudding.  Again, follow the directions on the box of pudding as different brands vary

Spoon the pudding over the cake and spread into a layer with an offset spatula

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You can use whatever whipped cream topping that you like.  I’m using an 8 ounce container of defrosted cool whip because I’m trying to keep this easy peasy

Spread the whipped topping over the pudding layer.  At this point, I like to chill the cake a bit.  You can make this the day ahead, cover and refrigerate until you’re ready for serving

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Now, for the best part… the Twix bars!

I have two 3 ounce Twix bars.  I froze them to make smashing them up a little easier

Using a mallet, lightly tap the candy bar while still in the wrapper  Don’t pulverize it, we still want some big chunks of candy

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Sprinkle the Twix candy over the top layer of the cake

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Chill for at least two hours

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Slice up and serve!

A close up photo of twix poke cake on a white plate

Enjoy!

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Simply Sundays ~ Twix Poke Cake

  • Servings: 13x9 sheet
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

1 yellow box cake, prepared

14 ounces of caramel

1 chocolate instant pudding, prepared

8 ounce container of whipped topping

Two – 3 ounce Twix bars, frozen

Directions

Follow the directions to prepare your favorite box cake

While the cake is still warm, poke evenly spaced holes with the handle of a wooden spoon; pour 14 ounces of caramel over the cake, making sure to pour some into each hole

Let the cake cool a bit and make chocolate instant pudding according to the directions on the package; spoon the pudding over the cake and spread into a layer with an offset spatula

Spread the whipped topping over the pudding layer.  Chill the cake for about 20 minutes  You can make this the day ahead, cover and refrigerate until you’re ready for serving

Freeze the Twix bars; using a mallet, lightly tap the candy bar into chunks while still in the wrapper

Chill for at least two hours before serving

Tools used to make this recipe

Wilton Offset Spatula

Pyrex Basics Clear Oblong Glass Baking Dishes

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