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Sea Salt Caramel Poke Cake


3 hours
Skill Level
1 cake

No one will get upset that you poked holes in this cake. Follow the recipe and fill with mixture of sweetened condensed milk and HERSHEY'S Sea Salt Caramel Flavored Baking Chips. Believe us, it tastes as good as it sounds.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
43 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks) , softened
  • 1 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3
  • 1 2/3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/3 cups
    brewed coffee
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (14-oz.) (not evaporated)
  • 1 2/3 cups
    HERSHEY'S Sea Salt Caramel Flavored Baking Chips (10-oz. pkg.)
  • 1 cup
    salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate or HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Microwave Microwave
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
Wire Rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add alternately with coffee to butter mixture. Pour into prepared pan.


Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Poke holes with end of wooden spoon about 1 inch apart into warm cake (do not pierce bottom of cake).


Place sweetened condensed milk and caramel chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until mixture is smooth and fluid when stirred. Spread evenly over cake surface. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Gently press peanuts and small chocolate chips on top of cake.

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