Butter Pecan Poke Cake – Easy & with a Delicious Crunch!

Butter Pecan Poke Cake

So, I have never really been a fan of desserts with nuts. I don’t really know why. I love pecans, almonds, peanuts, walnuts, and all of those on their own, but I have always been one of those people who thinks that nuts ruin a dessert. I can remember my mom always loving sweets with nuts, and I would be so grossed out by them. This Butter Pecan Poke Cake though, it has been a game changer for me! I am not sure if it is this dessert in particular, or maybe it is just because of my age and I have finally reached the phase of my life when I am into this kind of thing. Whatever the case may be, I am okay with it. No one else in my house feels the same way as me, and that means I get all of this fantastic deliciousness all to myself!

Here are some tips for making my Butter Pecan Poke Cake:

  • I use a boxed butter pecan cake mix for this recipe simply because of convenience and because, sometimes, the boxed stuff is just as good. If you would prefer to make a cake from scratch, go for it! I am sure it will absolutely delicious!
  • I like to use cool whip as the topping for this poke cake, but you could use refrigerated whipped topping or even homemade. I do feel like the cool whip holds it shape for a lot longer than other whipped toppings, but any of them will taste fantastic.
  • I drizzle about 1/3 cup of caramel sauce on the cake while it is still hot (before the whipped topping goes on) and I also like to drizzle a little on the finished product simply for looks. You can leave extra drizzle on top off, and it will not affect your end result.
  • PLEASE! Do not forget to store this in the refrigerator! The whipped topping needs to be kept cool for safety.
Butter Pecan Poke Cake

These are the ingredients you will need for this cake:

  • Butter pecan cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Pecans
  • Toffee bits
  • Caramel sauce
  • Frozen whipped topping

I recommend the following products for this recipe:

Baking dish



Wooden spoon

Butter Pecan Poke Cake
Butter Pecan Poke Cake
Butter Pecan Poke Cake

I would love to hear what you think of this. Please let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to select a star rating. Thank you and enjoy!

Butter Pecan Poke Cake

This Butter Pecan Poke Cake is easy to make, moist, decadent and has a wonderful crunch from the pecans and toffee bits.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter pecan, Cake, caramel, cool whip, dessert, desserts, easy, pecan, poke cake, quick, simple, sweetened condensed milk, sweets, toffee, whipped cream
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 377.54kcal


  • 15.25 oz butter pecan cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • cup caramel sauce Plus more for topping (optional)
  • 16 oz frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup toffee bits


  • Preheat the oven to 325° and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and water. Mix just until well combined. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Using the handle of a wooden spoon, or another similarly sized object, poke holes all over the top of the cake about 1 inch apart.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk and the caramel sauce all over the cake. Be sure to get it in the holes. Allow the cake to cool and absorb the milk and caramel.
  • Spread the whipped topping over the cake and then sprinkle the pecans and toffee on top of that. Drizzle with more caramel sauce if desired. Cover and store in the refrigerator.


Calories: 377.54kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.04g | Protein: 6.04g | Fat: 18.35g | Saturated Fat: 9.62g | Cholesterol: 47.04mg | Sodium: 286.51mg | Potassium: 194.85mg | Fiber: 1.18g | Sugar: 31.94g | Vitamin A: 184.28IU | Vitamin C: 0.77mg | Calcium: 183.6mg | Iron: 0.95mg

If you like this recipe, you may also like my Easy Chocolate Butterfinger Cake, Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes or my Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please stay a while and check out some of my other recipes. I hope you come back soon! – Regan

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  1. Best cake I’ve ever eaten only one question,do you cool the cake completely before spreading
    the eagle bran. There’s no recipe for the caramel sauce. Although I think it’s sweet enough.
    Thanks for an awesome cake recipe.

    • Hi, Monique! Thank you so much for your comment! I am so happy that you loved the cake. There is no need to cool the cake before pouring the condensed milk on top. Also, you can use either a homemade or store-bought caramel sauce, or leave it off if you wish. Thanks again!


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