Caramel Apple Poke Cake

This Caramel Apple Poke Cake is a delicious and moist cake with the flavors of caramel and apple throughout. It tastes just like caramel apple pie!

My birthday was last week and I decided to make myself a cake for my birthday.  My favorite type of cakes are poke cakes and I know I needed to make a new variation of a poke cake.  With fall right around the corner, I decided to make a Caramel Apple Poke Cake.  Even though apples are great for the fall, this cake would be good anytime of the year.  I had read about the Lucky Leaf Recipe Contest on Something Swanky’s blog.  I thought it would be great to use Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Pie Filling to make the perfect Apple Poke Cake.
This cake was so delicious and I think that it tasted just like a Caramel Apple Pie but in cake form.  I used the Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Pie filling for the apples and mixed it with caramel sauce.  I really loved the combination of the caramel and apple with the white cake and the caramel and apple flavor of the whipped cream also tasted fantastic.
This has been one of the favorite poke cakes that I have ever made, and that is saying a lot.  Every component, the cake, sweetened condensed milk, caramel, apples, and whipped cream add a great flavor to the cake.  I seriously have not been able to stop eating this cake and have had a piece every night since my birthday. Plus this cake is easy to make. I know you will love this delicious and moist cake with great caramel apple flavor!


Caramel Apple Poke Cake

Caramel Apple Poke Cake

This Caramel Apple Poke Cake is a delicious and moist cake with the flavors of caramel and apple throughout. It tastes just like caramel apple pie!


  • 1 box white cake mix + the ingredients on the back of the box
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Pie Filling
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • Whipped Topping
  • 1 container (8 ounces) whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons apple pie filling, without apples
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


  1. Prepare the cake according to the directions on the box.
  2. Once the cake is cooled, use a wooden spoon to poke holes evenly throughout the cake, making about 25-30 holes.
  3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the cake, trying to fill up the holes.
  4. Chop up the apples contained in the 1 1/2 cups of apple pie filling into smaller pieces. Then combine the apple pie filling and caramel ice cream topping in a medium sized bowl. Microwave the combined toppings for 15 seconds or until melted together and warm.
  5. Spread the caramel apple topping evenly on top of the cake, trying to get some in the holes.
  6. For the whipped cream, mix the caramel ice cream topping and 2 tablespoons of just the filling part of the apple pie filling into the whipped topping container. Mix together until combined then spread the whipped cream on top. Then sprinkle cinnamon on top of the whipped cream.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve. The longer you refrigerate the cake the more the flavors will seep into the cake and the more moist the cake will be. I usually refrigerate the cake overnight. This makes about 12 large pieces.



  1. OMG…that looks so good Alyssa! I seriously need to try and make a poke cake. I bet that tastes like pure heaven. Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board. Have a wonderful weekend and please join us next Friday.

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I love poke cakes – this sounds so good (and perfect for Fall), Alyssa!

  3. This makes me anxious for fall to arrive. Yum!

    Lauren @ Imperfect & Fabulous

  4. 1st, Happy belated birthday! 2nd, Good luck with the contest! 3rd, This cake looks and sounds delicious!

  5. What a great poke cake! I love caramel apples and poke cakes are my new favorite. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks.

  6. This looks so delicious! Would you believe I have never made a poke cake? I pin them all the time, but I need to actually try this one. Yum!

    • Andi, you should definitely try making a poke cake! They are so moist and delicious.

      • Teresa Steward says:

        Alyssa just receiving this recipe. I was wondering about a cream cheese topping with a few nuts. Would this be too heavy? Thanks for the recipe. Tried one poke cake recipe and really enjoyed it. So easy too. Can’t wait to try this one!

  7. What a delicious looking cake! The topping sounds wonderful!!

  8. What a beautiful cake-I love poke cakes, and this will be perfect for the upcoming Holidays too!
    Visiting from This Gal Cooks~

  9. This looks SO GOOD! I love apples and I am so excited for apple season!!

  10. Just there any particular reason you pour the sweetened condensed milk separately from the apple caramel mixture rather than mix all those things together and make one pour? I hope to try this recipe very soon. Sounds like something I would love.

    • That is how I’ve always done it with poke cakes that I have made, is to pour the sweetened condensed milk separately. I don’t think there would be any issue with mixing it together with the apples and the caramel sauce. As long as you are making sure that the mixture gets as much in the holes as possible it shouldn’t matter which way you do. I hope that you really enjoy the cake!

  11. i LOVE this recipe, now I just wish I could fine Lucky Leaf products :)

  12. Apple pie marries cake and the union is yummy! Found you on Showcase Your Talent Thursday on What’s Cooking, Love?

  13. Hi Alyssa! I’m so sorry for the late notice (I’m totally in vacation mode!) I wanted to let you know that I am featuring your awesome Caramel Apple Poke Cake tonight at Best of the Weekend! Thank you so much for sharing this at the party and I can’t wait to try it! Hope you had a happy Friday and a great weekend ahead!

  14. Hi Alyssa, My husband is going to be so grateful when I make this recipe for him. Caramel and apple is his favorite flavor combination. And I just love poke cakes…so much fun to make.

    I’m just getting started in the blogging world… week old. Hope you’ll stop by and say Hi @ Melding Magic.

  15. First.. I LOVE YOUR SITE! I haven’t been here in awhile and it looks amazing! I did a double take! So pretty!

    Second, oh my this looks delicious! I love a good poke cake! Thanks so much for linking up to the Life of the Party! Just a quick note to say Im going to feature this tomorrow in a fall inspired roundup!

  16. I feel like fall is here! Caramel Apple is yummy and you put cake under it so I can eat it with a fork. Thanks for sharing at Thursday’s Treasures, I’m featuring you this week!

  17. Just made some pie filling, now I know what to do with it other than a pie. I was wondering if using the apple pie spice instead of cinnamon would be too overpowering if done in moderation. The recipe looks amazing as all of yours usually do!

    • Thanks Rochelle! I think using the apple pie spice would be fine. I would start by adding a small amount and then add more if needed. I hope you enjoy!

  18. I am making this today! Is it liquid whipping cream or whipped topping like Cool Whip? Thanks!

  19. OH my GOD this cake is a KILLER. I made it with a Butter Pecan mix. VFery easy and very very good. This will be my new passing dish Keep up the good work.


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