Chocolaty, gooey, rich, and delicious!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Beat cake mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil together in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 34 to 38 minutes. Poke holes into cake using a straw.

  • Stir sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping together in a bowl; pour over warm cake and holes. Cool cake completely, about 1 hour.

  • Spread whipped topping over cake and sprinkle toffee bits over whipped topping.

Nutrition Facts

379 calories; 15.5 g total fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 359 mg sodium. 56.7 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2016
I originally got the recipe for this cake from my good friend Teresa but lost it at some point over the years. I am so happy to have found it again! I have made this cake so many times and everyone who has tried it loves it. I do a few things differently however. First I use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke the holes in the cake. It works much better than a straw. Also for a little richer taste I substitute a 17 oz. jar of Mrs. Richardson's Butterscotch Caramel Sauce for the caramel ice cream topping. It adds a deep buttery richness to the cake without making it overly sweet. Then I pour the sweetened condensed milk over the still-warm cake let it soak in and pour the butterscotch caramel sauce over it. Finally I don't like storing the cake in the refrigerator because it changes the texture but it has to be refrigerated because of the whipped topping. I store the cake at room temperature and just add a dollop of whipped topping and a sprinkle of toffee bits to each piece right before serving. The cake stays beautifully moist and tastes absolutely heavenly! I hope you enjoy yours however you make it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2020
Please don’t bother, this was not good. I made it with a very young family member who needs help with fractions and basic measuring and cooking skills . Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2016
I originally got the recipe for this cake from my good friend Teresa but lost it at some point over the years. I am so happy to have found it again! I have made this cake so many times and everyone who has tried it loves it. I do a few things differently however. First I use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke the holes in the cake. It works much better than a straw. Also for a little richer taste I substitute a 17 oz. jar of Mrs. Richardson's Butterscotch Caramel Sauce for the caramel ice cream topping. It adds a deep buttery richness to the cake without making it overly sweet. Then I pour the sweetened condensed milk over the still-warm cake let it soak in and pour the butterscotch caramel sauce over it. Finally I don't like storing the cake in the refrigerator because it changes the texture but it has to be refrigerated because of the whipped topping. I store the cake at room temperature and just add a dollop of whipped topping and a sprinkle of toffee bits to each piece right before serving. The cake stays beautifully moist and tastes absolutely heavenly! I hope you enjoy yours however you make it! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2016
I originally got the recipe for this cake from my good friend Teresa but lost it at some point over the years. I am so happy to have found it again! I have made this cake so many times and everyone who has tried it loves it. I do a few things differently however. First I use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke the holes in the cake. It works much better than a straw. Also for a little richer taste I substitute a 17 oz. jar of Mrs. Richardson's Butterscotch Caramel Sauce for the caramel ice cream topping. It adds a deep buttery richness to the cake without making it overly sweet. Then I pour the sweetened condensed milk over the still-warm cake let it soak in and pour the butterscotch caramel sauce over it. Finally I don't like storing the cake in the refrigerator because it changes the texture but it has to be refrigerated because of the whipped topping. I store the cake at room temperature and just add a dollop of whipped topping and a sprinkle of toffee bits to each piece right before serving. The cake stays beautifully moist and tastes absolutely heavenly! I hope you enjoy yours however you make it! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
Made this for church this past weekend. Everyone loved it. It's a keeper in my recipe book and will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2015
I have been making this for years it is a hit with everyone try putting a hand full of chocolate chips in the batter Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2016
This is a fabulous dessert. I have made it for years. The recipe I was given has that "it must be refrigerated overnight" and I agree - the flavors really need to meld. Also my recipe has you crush (in a ziploc bag using a rolling pin) 6-8 Heath bars and put them on the top. Everytime I have made this recipe for a gathering I have been asked - by multiple people - for the recipe. It is very rich but oh so so delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2017
I made this for my brothers b-day! Everyone loved it. He wants one next year too!! So so good!! I used a Duncan Hines Decadent German Chocolate cake mix and topped the cool whip with Heath Bar Toffee bits. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2017
My family enjoyed it very much as written! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2017
Nice super easy "go to" dessert for times when you want something tasty and sure to please but don't have the time to make anything complicated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2016
Very moist cake with a great flavor. Perfect for fall! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2018
Yummy and rich. My hubby loved it! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2020
Please don’t bother, this was not good. I made it with a very young family member who needs help with fractions and basic measuring and cooking skills . Read More