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Chocolate sheet pan poke cake

This is the best cake I have ever made and I hope you, your family, and friends enjoy making and eating this delicious cake.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 25



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup soften salted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chocolate icing:

  • ¾ cup soften salted butter (1 ½ sticks)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups powder sugar (1 lb)
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Caramel filling:

  • 1-2 (12.25-24.50 oz) Smucker’s caramel topping jar



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Butter an 18x13 baking pan. Then line the pan with parchment paper. Also, butter the parchment paper too, set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  •  In another large bowl with a hand mixer beat the butter and sugar for 2 minutes. Until all is combined
  • Next, add in 1 egg and mix until all is incorporated.
  • Repeat with the last egg.
  • To the butter mixture add half of the dry ingredients alternating with milk.
  • Mix until all dry ingredients and milk are incorporated.
  • Now add the water a bit at a time.
  • Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan and spread it evenly as possible.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the cake is completely baked.
  • Allow the cake to cool off completely before decorating.

Chocolate icing:

  •  In a large bowl with a hand mixer beat the butter for 2 minutes.
  • Next, add in the salt and mix for 30 seconds.
  • Add in the cocoa powder, powder sugar, and heavy cream a bit at a time.
  • Set aside the mixture for now.

Caramel filling:

  • First, remove the cap from the caramel container.
  • Place the caramel in the microwave.
  • Heat for 25-35 seconds or until the caramel is easy to play with.
  • Give a quick stir and it is time for decoration.


  • Next, use a straw and make 35 holes in the cake.
  • Pour the caramel all over where the holes are.
  • You can add more caramel if you want a sweet cake.
  • You can add more caramel if you want. Two jars will make this an over-the-top caramel cake delight.
  • You can decorate this amazing cake however you want.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


For me, I like to sprinkle some golden sprinkles all over the cake.
Keyword baking, caramel, chocolate, Dessert