Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Poke Cake Will Be Your Family’s New Favorite Dessert

This tasty cake isn’t hard to make and will definitely be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving meals or even just your average week night because you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to have yummy treats.



  • 1 box, spice cake mix
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, divided
  • 1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped topping (Cool Whip)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

In a bowl, add the cake mix, water, eggs and vegetable oil. Add in the pumpkin puree and then mix with a hand mixer.



Pour it into you 9 x 13 pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.


When you pull the cake out of the oven and while it is still warm, poke holes into it using the end of a wooden spoon.


Put 1/2 cup of caramel sauce into a microwave safe bowl and heat it up for 20-40 seconds so it will pour easier. Pour over the entire cake, making sure it gets into the holes.


While your cake is cooling, you can prepare your cream cheese frosting. In a bowl add your cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk and mix until smooth.