Well, it’s finally happened. I didn’t think it ever would. In fact I had absolutely no intention of ever letting it happen. For one thing I knew that these pictures were already all over the internet and I didn’t want to be one more thrown in to be gawked at and then possibly be hooked forever but I guess sometimes you just have to throw yourself into the pool. I made my first poke cake. Yup. I did it. I’ve seen them everywhere but so far I’ve never seen a caramel spice poke cake so when Liberte asked me to get creative with a poke cake and their yogurt I knew I just had to use the caramel flavor.
Their yogurt is already like dessert anyway so it was a perfect match. Ok, maybe it’s a little healthier than many desserts but it’s flavor is just as wonderful. And now I secretly want to try like a bazillion other flavors of poke cakes. This one is a little better because although it uses a box it also has yogurt in the mix as well as milk just to shake things up a bit. It gives the texture more sponge to soak up all of that yogurt and sweetened condensed milk goodness.
And then of course you must make fresh whipped cream to go on top because it’s heaven. It’s so much better than a frosting because it’s so light and creamy which is exactly what a moist cake like this needs. Moist. Ah yes, the word everyone loves to hate. Except me. I love the word. I know! I bet so many of you are cringing, but I really do feel like it describes something that is soft and wonderful. Just like my Liberte, sweet deliciousness.
What Is A Poke Cake?
A poke cake is a cake that you poke holes in after baking.
The holes are then filled with a liquid or filling such as pudding or condensed milk.
Are Butterscotch and Caramel the Same?
Caramel is usually made with granulated sugar, milk and/or cream, butter, and sometimes vanilla.
Butterscotch on the other hand is made with brown sugar.
It’s primary flavors are brown sugar and butter.
Butterscotch also contains milk or cream although they are not as prominent as in caramel.
Does Poke Cake Need To Be Refrigerated?
Poke cake does not have to be refrigerated, but it may keep it’s texture and flavor better if kept in the refrigerator.
Caramel Spice Poke Cake
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Liberte Caramel yogurt
For the sauce
- 1/4 cup Liberte Yogurt Caramel flavor
- 1 small can (14 oz) sweetned condensed milk
For the topping
- 4 Cups fresh whipped cream (see note)
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Caramel sauce
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13" cake pan with cooking spray.
- In the bowl of a standing mixer, mix together the cake mix, eggs, oil, milk and yogurt until smooth.
- Pour into the pan and bake for 26 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and remaining yogurt.
- Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke about 23-26 holes in the top of the cooled cake.
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk mixture over the cake concentrating on filling the holes.
- Cover the cake with saran wrap and chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours or until the liquid has been absorbed into the cake.
- Remove the cake from the fridge and take off the saran wrap.
- Cover with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a little drizzle of caramel sauce.
If you've never whipped your own cream it's actually really easy. Just add about 2 cups of heavy cream to a bowl. Using an electric mixer or a whisk and some muscles, beat the cream until soft peaks begin to form. Add about 1/2- 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and beat again until thick and peaks stand up when you lift the still beaters up.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 421 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 69.8mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 58.7g Fiber: 0.6g Sugar: 21.1g Protein: 7.7g
Caramel will be arriving in stores later summer. Here is a link to Liberté’s product locator to find a retailer near you: http://liberteusa.com/Product-Locator