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Sea Salt Caramel Poke Cake Recipe


1 hour 3 minutes
12 servings

At your next party, wow your friends with a Sea Salt Caramel Poke Cake. Bake this delicious masterpiece with Hershey's recipe.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
43 minutes


  • 3/4 cup
    butter or margarine, softened (175 mL or 1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup
    packed light brown sugar (250 mL)
  • 1 cup
    granulated sugar (250 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 3
  • 1 2/3 cups
    all-purpose flour (400 mL)
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (175 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda (5 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder (2 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (2 mL)
  • 1 1/3 cups
    brewed coffee (325 mL)
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated) (396 g)
  • 1 2/3 cups
    HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Sea Salt Caramel Chips (400 mL or 283g pkg.)
  • 1 cup
    salted peanuts, chopped (250 mL)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
baking pan 13x9-inch (33x23 cm) Baking Pan
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
wooden spoon Wooden Spoon
microwave safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
wire rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch (33x23x5-cm) baking pan.


Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add alternately with coffee to butter mixture. Pour into prepared pan.


Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean. Poke holes with end of wooden spoon about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart into warm cake (do not pierce bottom of cake).


Place sweetened condensed milk and caramel chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until mixture is smooth and fluid when stirred. Spread evenly over cake surface. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Gently press peanuts and mini chocolate chips on top of cake.