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pumpkin caramel cake

Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake

Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake is an easy to make fall dessert. Loaded with pumpkin & sweet caramel, this will be your new favorite fall treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
chill 2 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 can 100% pumpkin puree not pie filling (15 oz)
  • 1 jar caramel sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping thawed
  • 2 cups nuts or topping of choice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Generously coat a 9x9 pan with non-stick - like Bakers Joy or shortening - set aside
  • Combine cake mix & pumpkin in a large bowl & mix well.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick test is clean.
  • Remove from oven & use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the baked cake.
  • Pour jar of caramel sauce all over the cake.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours.


  • Cream together cream cheese, confectioners sugar & milk.
  • Fold in whipped topping.

Top cake with frosting & decorations like nuts or sprinkles.