Milky Way Poke Cake {Recipe}

milky way poke cake

I’ve been infatuated with the idea of a poke cake for some time now.  I just knew that my little one would love the idea of poking holes in a cake.

I decided that it was high time I whip up a poke cake– a Milky Way version, of course.

This Milky Way Poke Cake features a delicious chocolate cake infused with the other signature Milky Way flavors.  Of course, there’s actual Milky Way candy involved as well!

The easiest thing to do is pick up a bag of the new Milky Way Bites.  They come unwrapped, so you won’t have to spend all that time unwrapping the bars.  Plus, I have an awesome high dollar coupon available that will make the Milky Way Bites cost next to nothing.  Download your coupon HERE.

Ready to make that Poke Cake?  I thought so.

Milky Way Poke Cake


  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix, including all the ingredients it needs
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 oz. evaporated milk
  • 1- 7oz. jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 12 oz. caramel sauce
  • 8 oz. thawed Cool Whip
  • 10 Milky Way Bites

Start by preheating your oven according to the cake mix instructions.  Prepare cake mix and cook according to instructions in a 9″ x 13″ cake pan.  Cool slightly.

While cake is cooling, we’ll make the filling for the cake.  Get a small saucepan and melt your butter over medium heat.  Stir frequently and keep a close watch– we don’t want to burn anything!  Add your sugar and evaporated milk.  Continue to stir frequently, bringing the mix to a boil.  Let it boil for about 3 minutes.

Remove your pan from the stove and add in the marshmallow creme and vanilla.  Stir really well until everything is combined.

Now for the fun part– poke holes in your cake!  You’ll need something relatively small and circular for this step– perhaps the end of a chopstick or a dowel rod.  Once your cake has an ample amount of holes, pour the filling over the top of the cake.  Pour as evenly as possible and watch as the holes in the cake begin to fill up.

Next, take your caramel and start drizzling it over the cake.  Pay special attention to the holes, aiming to get the caramel in them.

If your cake isn’t completely cool at this point, let it cool the rest of the way.

When cook is completely cooled, spread the Cool Whip over the top.  Chop up your Milky Way Bites {a food processor makes this EASY!} and sprinkle over the top.  You may choose to add additional caramel drizzle.  I am of the opinion that there isn’t a such thing as too much caramel!

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There you have it.  A delicious Milky Way Poke Cake.

I’ve found that the cake stores best in the fridge, simply because of the Cool Whip.  I love how it tastes chilled better, anyhow!

For additional Milky Way recipes, check out my Milky Way Puppy Chow and Milky Way Cupcakes.

Don’t forget to download your Milky Way Bites Coupon as well.  You’ll need it to make all these delicious Milky Way treats!


  1. Rebecca Parsons says:

    This looks good and I can see my husband eating the whole thing himself. Thanks for the recipe and coupon link.

    • Desi says:

      Ha! Yes– I had to send it to work with my husband to share with his co-workers so I wouldn’t eat it all!

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