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Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread to see this super easy, delicious Carrot Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake.

The Carrot cake mix plus butterscotch with the homemade cream cheese frosting are amazing together.


Butterscotch And Toffee Work Perfectly Together

You may notice I bake a lot of desserts with the combination of butterscotch and toffee.  It has become a family favorite combination of ingredients.  I just had to add butterscotch and toffee to a carrot cake.  To make this Carrot Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake, I start with a baked carrot cake mix.   Next, I poked holes in the cake with the back of a wooden spoon.  Then, I added a jar of thick Butterscotch ice cream topping.  Last, I top the carrot cake and butterscotch with a homemade cream cheese icing.  I figured if I was saving time using a boxed cake at least I could make the icing homemade.

Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

The best part of a carrot cake is a homemade cream cheese frosting.   After adding the icing to the cake, I added a bag of Heath English Toffee Bits.  YUM!  I hope you try this Carrot Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake.  It is fantastic!

I adapted this recipe from Betty Crocker.

The original recipe did not call for shredded carrots.  The carrots add a lot to a carrot cake.  I also added a homemade cream cheese icing topped with toffee bits.  A carrot cake is not complete without the cream cheese frosting.

If you love fabulous desserts using cake mix, be sure to see this post:  25 EASY CAKE MIX DESSERTS

If you are looking for other easy Easter treats, try the following:

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Carrot Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake

Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Diane @RecipesforourDailyBread


  • One box Betty Crocker Carrot Cake mix
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 -12- ounce jar of thick butterscotch topping
  • 8 ounces package cream cheese softened
  • One stick butter softened
  • One tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 - 8- ounce bag Heath English Toffee Bits


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease or spray a 9x13 inch pan
  • In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, water, butter, and eggs.
  • Stir in the cup of shredded carrots.
  • Bake in the 9x13 pan for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.
  • Cool, cake for 15 min.
  • Use the back of a wooden spoon and poke holes in the cake about 1/2 inch apart.
  • Pour the butterscotch topping over the warm cake.
  • ICING:
  • With an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  • Add the confectioner's sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Frost the cake with this icing.
  • Top the icing with the bag of Heath English Toffee Bits.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 115mg | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 2095IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. Love the way you added homemade cream cheese and you are right I would not like it without it, It’s adding flavor to this cake. really must have. awesome invention.

  2. I love a good poke cake; this one looks amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty this week! Tell a friend, and we hope to see you both next week! Happy Saturday 🙂

    • Sinziana,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread and checking out all the posts I linked up on Bloggers Brag Pinterest Party. I truly appreciate you taking the time to leave comments. I will definitely check out your blog.

      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  3. How unique! love the idea of the toffee and butterscotch. The combo of ingredients sounds so delish and slightly exotic! Could just be me though lol. Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinning to save this 🙂

    • Kristina,

      I will try hard to link up with Snickerdoodle Sunday often. This is another easy and delicious Cake. I think it is the Best Carrot cake I have ever had and the easiest too.
      Have a wonderful Memorial Day.
      Diane Roark

    • Teresa,

      I hope you are doing well. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. This Carrot Butterscotch Toffee Poke Cake is amazing.

      If you get a chance, stop by tonight and link up with Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. I try hard to featured everyone who stops by my blog for the link up. Have a great holiday weekend.

      Diane Roark

  4. Hi! Visiting as the cohost of Merry Mondays. I love your blog. It is very cute. Reading some of the articles I feel you have found your niche. You sure made me want to open this post and read it through! Hope to see you next week on Merry Mondays!

    • Marilyn,

      I truly appreciate you stopping by and leaving me an encouraging comment. I look forward to linking up with Merry Mondays every week.

      Blessings and have a wonderful week!
      Diane Roark

  5. Hey Diane, I made your blueberry lemon scones last week! They were tooo good!
    The whole family had them for breakfast and dessert several days! Thanks!!!
    Michelle Carlson

    • Michelle,

      I am so excited you made the scones. I love them and have made them to much. I made some and put in the freezer. I made some Orange Cranberry scones too. They are my new favorite.
      I hope you are doing o.k. I love seeing all the pictures of your kids.

      Diane Roark

  6. Love carrot cake and the addition of butterscotch and toffee sounds quite heavenly. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a glorious fun-filled Sunday now 😉

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