Zucchini Poke Cake Recipe

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Marino Published: May 27, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Zucchini Poke Cake

You won’t even notice the zucchini bits in this chocolate poke cake, especially with the rich caramel sauce oozing from the moist cake.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • ½cupvegetable oil,or canola oil
  • cupsugar
  • 1largeegg
  • 2tspvanilla
  • ½cupmilk
  • 2cupzucchini,peeled shredded
  • 2cupall purpose flour
  • ½cupcocoa powder,unsweetened
  • tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt

For Topping:

  • 1bottlesqueeze caramel ice cream syrup,(20 oz)
  • 1carton cool whip,(8 oz)
  • ½pkgheath chocolate toffee bits,(8 oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar, egg, vanilla and milk and whisk together until well combined.

  2. Stir in the zucchini. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir together until just combined.

  3. Pour into a greased 9×13-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  4. Remove from oven and cool for 20 minutes. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake, being careful not to poke all the way to the bottom.

  5. Squeeze caramel all over the cake, filling in all the holes. Refrigerate cake for several hours or overnight.

  6. When ready, top cake with Cool Whip and toffee bits. Slice and serve.


  • Calories: 337.33kcal
  • Fat: 9.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.59g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.21g
  • Carbohydrates: 62.95g
  • Fiber: 1.26g
  • Sugar: 48.42g
  • Protein: 2.71g
  • Cholesterol: 19.69mg
  • Sodium: 171.11mg
  • Calcium: 76.11mg
  • Potassium: 211.46mg
  • Iron: 1.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 33.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.23mg
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