Milky Way Poke Cake

It’s about time for another Poke Cake recipe round this neck of the woods again, wouldn’t you say?!

I’ve shared with you the “Better than Anything Cake“, “Better than Anything Butterfinger Cake“, and “Better than Anything Oreo Cake“… but today’s poke cake is epic. Seriously.

A delicious chocolate cake is fused with n0ugat filling and caramel then topped with cool whip, caramel and chopped milky ways. Are you drooling yet?… If not, then you should be ;)

Milky Way Poked Cake from ...Chocolate cake fused with nougat and caramel- does it get any better! This cake is absolutely DELICIOUS!

Milky Way Poked Cake
Chocolate cake fused with nougat and caramel- does it get any better! This cake is absolutely DELICIOUS!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, and ingredients it calls for
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup evaporated milk
  • 1½ cups marshmallow creme/fluff
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Remaining ingredients
  • 1 (12 oz) jar caramel topping
  • 1 (8 oz) tub cool whip, thawed
  • 3 regular size Milky Way Candy Bars, chopped
  1. Bake cake according to directions in a 9x13 pan.
  2. Let cake cool for about 5 minutes.
  3. While cake is cooling, make the nougat filling. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and milk, stirring constantly to until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and stir for 4 minutes. Remove from stove and stir in marshmallow cream and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  4. Poke holes in cake with the handle end of a wooden spoon
  5. Evenly pour and distribute nougat filling into the holes in the cake.
  6. Next evenly pour and distribute caramel topping into the holes in the cake.
  7. Let cake cool completely.
  8. Once cake is cooled completely, evenly spread thawed cool whip over the top of cake.
  9. Sprinkle chopped Milky Ways over the top of cool whip.
  10. Store in fridge until ready to eat. Store any leftovers in fridge.


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I love Milky Ways! I love that you used them in this cake. A few months ago I baked them into some chocolate bars with sweet cond milk and. I love your idea with the caramel & fluff. Who could resist! Pinned!

  2. Kristi

    This cake looks absoultely delicious, and pretty easy to make, which of course makes it a winner! It's one of those cakes that is sure to impress.

  3. Tieghan

    Whoa!! These are amazing! I love you idea for the filling and all the caramel on top? So good looking!

  4. Ellen Swercewskie

    How many calories per serving?

  5. Alice

    This looks delicious! Thanks for posting! (Side note: "nougat" is the way that's spelled ^_^)

    1. Chef in Training

      thanks so much for catching that :) Fixed now.

  6. Melissa B

    Oh my......I need to make this soon!
    Pinning to my Cake Board!!

  7. Renee @ Awesome on $20

    I love Milky Ways. The mixture of the smooth caramel and the squishy nougat. It's just so perfect. I bet this cake is, too.

  8. Julie V.

    This looks amazing! Pinning it to remember to make later! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. DIANA

    WOW you keep topping yourself with the awesome recipes. You're making this ole granny look good , so big thanks to you. I tell people I am taking private lessons then pour over your recipes and do my best to make them.

  10. katie ...

  11. Nessa

    You are killing me with sugary awesomeness :)

  12. Mattea

    My brother loves milky ways!! not to mention that I do too: )I am going to make this Saturday...YUMMNESS!!! :)

  13. Judi

    Your directions say to fill the holes with nougat (05) but then it says to fill the holes with caramel (06). How will the caramel fit?

    1. Cindy

      I just made this for my adult daughter's birthday. The nougat was a little challenging. I tried pouring it in each hole and wish I would have had a squeeze bottle to put it into as it would have made it easier. I ended pouring as much as I could but ended up with almost a layer of nougat. I used a flat sided wooden spoon and kept working it into the holes until the cake started to pull and then I stopped. I picked up the cake tin and dropped it gently two times to try to get more nougat into the holes. After this, I did the caramel. There is room for both. I used Smuckers caramel in the bottle do I could squirt it in each hole. I have put it into the fridge and will top it closer to when we eat it. It seems and looks yummy.

  14. diane

    Where do you buy nougatt?

  15. diane

    Found a recipe to make nougat! Thanks!!!!!!

    1. Chef in Training

      Sorry I am so late getting back to you Diane, I have been out of town and away from my computer this weekend. The nougat recipe is included in the recipe. Hopefully it worked out for you :)

    2. diane

      I am so sorry.....I didn't read it all the way through. Or it just didn't compute in my head. Again I am so sorry.

  16. Sarah

    This looks like the best thing ever!! My birthday is in a couple weeks, I need to send this out to very one I know! Maybe someone will make it for me!

  17. shannon

    can u use this as a filling or Wil it be too runny?

  18. Amanda

    I spent a crazy amount of time trying to figure out how to make a Milky Way cake that did not involve melting a bunch of candy bars. Yours was the only recipe I found online that fit the bill. I can't wait to try it!

  19. Hayley

    I'd love to make this, but I am not sure what marshmallow fluff is or what I could use in place of cool-whip - I'm from Australia

  20. Stephanie

    I tried this recipe out tonight! Unfortunately, the filling for me came out SO thick, making it impossible to "pour" into each hole. The only thing that I think may have caused this not turning out the way I had hoped was that I set it to boil like instructed, and I stirred for 4 minutes WHILE it was STILL on boil. Should I have turned the heat down once the bubbles were formed? Not sure what I did wrong :(

  21. Nicole Koloski

    Looks and sounds delicious!! To bad they got peanut butter brownies tonight. Would have made this!!

  22. Tenecia

    This cake is just sinful and sooooo good. I can only make this cake once a year.

  23. Jennifer

    I'm not a cool whip fan. Do you think real whipping cream would work or do you have any other suggestions.

  24. Doug S.

    I make this cake at least twice a month. It is awesome. Make sure that you boil, and stir the nougat long enough or it will be crunchy. To conserve a little money, I omit the milky ways. I don't think you need it.