This White Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake is a great way to end the meal. Chocolate, caramel, and white chocolate...it's the perfect trio of flavors.
When our kids have tests, we have them study, and then we will quiz them to see how much they really studied. Nothing like a good study session to make you realize how much school stuff you have forgotten and how dumb you have become. That was me the other night. My son had a biology test that he wanted me to quiz him for. Biology is one of those classes I learned at the time, and then promptly forgot as soon as school was over.
Yikes! It has been way too many years since being in school. My brain does not remember things like ATP energy, autotrophs, chloroplasts, adenosine, thylakoids. Shoot! I can't even remember how to pronounce some of those. My son had a good laugh at me as I was asking him some of the things on his papers. The sad thing is that I just went over all those things with him the other day, and I couldn't tell you what any of those are now. Well, maybe chloroplasts...I think those are some sort of plant cell where the color is stored...or something like that. The other ones I have no clue. Obviously I forgot again!
I think it is safe to say that I need to stick to studying things like chocolate, caramel, and candy bars. That is definitely a test I would ace. Bio bad...baking good!
So a few weeks ago I was "studying" the aisles at the store. (confession: I lose more time wandering the grocery store aisles than anywhere else) I took a turn down the coffee aisle and checked some of the instant coffee flavors. My eye landed on a white chocolate caramel coffee, and I knew right away that I wanted to bake something with those flavors. After a few more aisles of wandering/studying I came up with this White Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake idea.
If you are wondering what a poke cake is...it is just what it sounds like. You bake a cake, and then "poke" holes all over the top of the warm cake for the caramel and sweetened condensed milk to soak into. Then cover it with a Cool Whip topping.
This cake actually has a white chocolate pudding Cool Whip on top of it to give it even more white chocolate flavor. I found some Hershey's white chocolate pudding while I was aisle wandering and decided to give it a try on this cake. I also used some white chocolate Hershey bars for the topping! I don't know about you, but I can't resist something that decadent looking.
Chocolate, caramel, and cake...I think all my studying paid off! 🙂
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Other fun white chocolate recipes that we enjoy:
White Chocolate Oreo Brownie Parfaits
White Chocolate Funfetti Chip Cake
White Chocolate Goo Goo Cluster Brownies
OH, my gosh!! This sounds like HEAVEN in a cake. Thanks for the recipe. Will be trying this soon!!
Is there a way to get the coffee without actually having a coffee maker? We don't drink coffee and I'd love to try this but don't want to go out and buy a coffee maker. Is there an instant coffee or something that you know of that would be easier for me to use? Or a substitute?
Yes, you can instant coffee and water in place of the coffee. I hope you like the cake 🙂
My best friend's husband just brought back some Nestle Caramel Treat from South Africa for me to use in her 30th b-day cake tomorrow, so I'm making this as cupcakes…just going to poke a hole in each cupcake then use a ziplock baggie with the corner cut off the fill the cupcakes w/ the caramel…and I used coconut oil in place of veg oil…the batter is TO DIE…I can't imagine how amazing the finished product is going to be!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!
capturing joy with kristen duke
That cake looks amazing!! Pinning!
Trish - Mom On Timeout
This cakes looks amazing Jocelyn and I love the flavor combo! Yummy 🙂
Linda @ With A Blast
White chocolate and caramel ! Two of my favorites combined with a poke cake 🙂 Looks delicious !
omg. yum! I need this in my life
I was studying Science with Gracie yesterday and she was learning about plants and trees and the annual ring, chlorophyll, and other words I know I learned at some point. Ugh! I just know she is never going to need this information, lol! This cake looks super moist and totally perfect!
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
I think this is one of those cakes that I would leave a fork in so every time I walked past the fridge I could sneak a bite! My parents used to quiz me like that too, I swear it makes a world of difference!!
Haha!! A girl after my own heart! 😉
Beth @ bethcakes
This sounds like my kind of studying! 🙂 After just graduating from college, I am constantly surprised by how much I've forgotten already. Oops! Haha. Aside from chocolate and caramel being amazing, that white chocolate pudding Cool Whip sounds incredible!!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
Oh, I love a good poke cake! Great idea to use coffee as the liquid ingredient!
it looks yummy!