You’ve never had a fall dessert like this! The perfect amount of pumpkin, the perfect amount of chocolate, and a light fluffy yellow butter cake. This Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat Poke Cake is a jaw-dropper!
For a Limited Time…
My husband’s birthday was this week, so the girls and I decided to whip him up a surprise birthday cake.
First, a little background if you’re new here:
- My husband is the chef in the family.
- I tried to cook him a birthday dinner five years ago and every single person at dinner got food poisoning. Myself included.
- I attempted to make him a birthday cake from scratch last year and it was a total fail. Inedible.
So as you can see, I don’t cook often and my husband probably wasn’t expecting much from this year’s birthday cake attempt. (To be honest, he was probably a little nervous!)
Well, my husband was at the grocery store a few days ago (he actually likes to shop!) and found Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat bars. They are AWESOME!
I figured if I incorporated those Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat bars in our birthday cake, it would have a better chance of tasting good. And poke cakes are pretty easy to make. So a Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat Poke Cake was sure to be a winner…right?
Y’all…this cake was the BOMB. Yes, I said “the bomb” because it IS.
My husband ate two big slices and the girls ate their pieces in about 5 seconds flat.
I think the cake is so delicious because it is not TOO sweet or too pumpkin-y.
I would imagine that Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat bars will only be around for a limited time…so don’t wait for a special occasion to make this one!
Happy birthday Matt! Shout out to the Big Guy upstairs for sending me such an amazing man 🙂
Kitchen Supplies Used
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This is the link to purchase Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat bars on Amazon. It’s probably not the cheapest option, but you can take a peek so you’ll at least know what the packaging looks like.
How to Make a Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat Poke Cake
A free printable copy of this recipe is available at the bottom of the post. Keep reading for photo step-by-step instructions and prep tips:
We used the back of a wooden spoon for the “pokes,” but you can use any kitchen tool of a similar size.
We used cashew milk (or favorite non-dairy milk alternative) to keep this a lactose-free recipe, but you are welcome to use any type of milk you prefer, including regular dairy milk.
I used semi-sweet chocolate chips because I didn’t want the cake to be overly sweet, plus they usually don’t contain lactose either (I’m lactose-intolerant). However, you can absolutely use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate, etc. — whatever you like or have on hand!
TIP: Don’t have Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat bars? This recipe can be made year round (and would taste just as fantastic) with regular Kit Kat bars too!
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The perfect mix of chocolate, pumpkin, soft, and crunchy!
- 1 box yellow butter cake mix
- 1 cup cashew milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups whipped topping
- 1 cup Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat bars crumbled
- Bake a yellow butter cake box cake mix according to directions on package.
- Allow cake to cool enough to handle. Using the back of a wooden spoon, poke holes throughout the cake - about 1 inch apart.
- Heat 1 cup of cashew milk (or milk of your choice) in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. As soon as it reaches a boil, remove from heat.
- Pour hot milk over 1 cup of chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl. Whisk until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
- Pour chocolate mixture over your cake, making sure to pour some into each of the holes you made.
- Allow cake to cool completely, then cover with a generous layer of whipped topping.
- Crumble Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat bars over the top of your cake - we used about 10 bars, but you can use as many as you like.