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5 from 1 vote

Caramel Apple Poke Cake

Enjoy apple season with a slice of this easy Caramel Apple Poke Cake! No one would ever guess that this sinfully delicious, moist, caramel loaded cake started from a box mix.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel Apple Poke Cake
Servings: 20
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Garnish and Glaze


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 20 ounce can apple pie filling, dice apples
  • 1 1/4 cup caramel sauce, divided
  • 1 8 ounce container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts


  • 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: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.5mg