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Turtle Poke Cake | A marvelous chocolate cake infused with caramel and topped with buttercream, pecans and chocolate chips!

Turtle Poke Cake

A moist chocolate cake saturated with caramel sauce and finished off with chocolate buttercream, pecans, and chocolate chips

Ingredients

Cake::

Filling:

Frosting:

Garnish:

Instructions

  1. Spray 9 x 13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
  3. In a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and baking powder.
  4. In a large pyrex measuring cup or medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, coffee, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla.
  5. Add the liquids to the dry ingredients and beat for a couple minutes, scraping down the sides as needed. Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. When cake is done, let cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes. Then take a wooden spoon and using the handle end, poke rows of holes across the cake. Pour caramel sauce into the holes. Reserve any leftover sauce to use as a garnish. Cool to room temperature before frosting.
  7. To make the frosting, beat together butter and cocoa. Add vanilla and mix well.Then alternate adding milk and powdered sugar till all is incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Frost cake.
  8. Sprinkle cake with pecans, then chocolate chips.
  9. To serve, cut slices and drizzle with caramel sauce.

Notes

!This is a moist and gooey cake. You may want to refrigerate to make it easier to slice.