Caramel Apple Toffee Cake

Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
Total 55 mins

This Caramel Apple Toffee Cake is a homemade – from scratch – poke cake is filled with bites of apple, toffee, caramel sauce and topped with sweet whipped cream!

Caramel Apple Toffee Cake: a homemade - from scratch - poke cake is filled with bites of apple, toffee, caramel sauce and topped with sweet whipped cream!

Caramel Apple Toffee Cake

Are you looking at this Caramel Apple Toffee Cake? It is the perfect make ahead Fall dessert. You can easily take it to a party, a potluck or make it a day ahead for Thanksgiving

I wish I could give you each a big bite through the screen, I promise you would be in your kitchen immediately making this cake. It’s so ridiculously and perfectly over the top, but also still SUPER easy to make. You can also make it with a boxed cake mix!

I started with cinnamon cake that is from scratch, but also really simple to make. It doesn’t require any beaters or anything crazy – just two bowls and whisk. I used melted butter and oil to make sure it stays super moist.

In the center of the cake, is a thick layer of apple pie filling and little toffee bits all mixed together. The toffee bits and apple bites bake right into the cake and creates the perfect texture throughout.

As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, you poke it with a bunch of little holes and drizzle it with caramel sauce. You can make your own homemade caramel sauce or use store bought — either way is delicious and no one will know. The warm apple spice cake soaks up all that caramel sauce as it cools. This is the hardest part – waiting!

Caramel Apple Toffee Cake: a homemade - from scratch - poke cake is filled with bites of apple, toffee, caramel sauce and topped with sweet whipped cream!

Ingredients Needed

This is a homemade poke cake, from scratch, so there are a few more ingredients required than if we used a cake mix. However, I promise you it is all worth it in the end for the flavor and perfect texture. You can’t get this cake with a cake mix! 

Here are the ingredients needed to make this Caramel Apple Toffee Cake:

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Cinnamon: or you can also use apple pie spice seasoning. 
  • Salt
  • Granulated Sugar and Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Vegetable Oil 
  • Eggs
  • Sour Cream: or plain/vanilla yogurt can be used in place of sour cream. 
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Whole Milk
  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Toffee Chips: sold in the baking aisle by the chocolate chips. 
  • Caramel Sauce: homemade or store bought! 
  • Whipped Topping: You can use cool whip or homemade whipped cream.

Caramel Apple Toffee Cake: a homemade - from scratch - poke cake is filled with bites of apple, toffee, caramel sauce and topped with sweet whipped cream!

Cool Whip Vs Homemade Whipped Cream

You can use either one that your heart desires, there is no wrong choice! I will warn you though, homemade whipped cream does not hold up half as long as cool whip does. 

So, if you want to use homemade whipped cream, frost the cake right before you are ready to serve. If you are using cool whip, you can top it up to a day before and store it in the fridge!

More Delicious Apple Recipes

If you have a bunch of apples to use up, here are a few other apple recipes that are reader favorites! The apple dumplings are a personal favorite of mine!

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

Fried Apples

Apple Pie Poptarts

Caramel Apple Toffee Cake: a homemade - from scratch - poke cake is filled with bites of apple, toffee, caramel sauce and topped with sweet whipped cream!

Then we finish off this Caramel Apple Toffee Cake with an extra healthy drizzle of caramel and toffee bites. The little toffee bites on top add a little crunch to each soft cake filled bite. Watch this video below, at least for the first 10 seconds, and try to tell me you aren’t drooling!

Head on over to Dixie Crystals to get the full recipe I developed for them by clicking the button below:

 

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Comments

47 Responses
  1. Susan Schmitt

    Best cake i ever made and most deff the BEST cake i EVEREVEREVER ate….ever. Making again for for july 9th 2021.

  2. Brandi Crothers

    Hi there! This looks amazing! I want to make it for my brothers restaurant. How long will this hold up in the cooler? Thank you! 

  3. BRITTANY

    If i wanted to make this but use a caramel frosting or icing instead of whipped cream, do u think it would still work out well? Ie. Salted caramel icing, caramel buttercream, etc.

  4. Jacqueline Sirois

    I d’int founf the receipe off caramel apple toffee cake would like to have it by email please thank-you

  5. Kelkeagy

    There is a technique of adding a sheet of unflavored geletin to a small amount of warm cream (to melt it) then whipping it in with the rest of your cream, sugar and vanilla. It makes the real whipped cream stable and then you don’t have to use a chemical whip for longevity of the cake 

    1. Jessica

      Hi Marie! The link to the recipe is right at the bottom of the post! It was having issues earlier due to a server error, but is working again normally! 🙂 

  6. Leah Jeffrey

    I can not access the recipe here even though I am signed up with the novice chef and Dixie crystals. Could you please send it to me. Thank you!

    1. Jessica

      Hi Leah! Sorry about that! Their server was having an issue, but it is back up now!! Enjoy the recipe – it is SO good! 

    1. Jessica

      Hi Leah! Sorry about that! Their server was having an issue, but it is back up now!! Enjoy the recipe – it is SO good! 

  7. Claire L. Huckfeldt

    Made this yesterday for a family dinner and it is GONE! Everyone has asked me to bring it again for Easter!

  8. Mary Isenman

    Where do I find toffee bits? My grocery only has Heath Bar bits, that have chocolate. Any ideas? Thanks —

  9. ludimilla

    Fiquei com água na boca, deve ser muito gostoso, parabéns por mais uma receita saborosa continuem assim. Amei!

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