Looking for an easy cake recipe that is perfect for the summer? Our Paul Newman cake is full of rich chocolate and caramel flavors and couldn’t be easier to make!
This Paul Newman cake combines flavors of chocolate and caramel with Heath candy bar pieces, baking up a deliciously sweet and decadent cake. Bring this cake to your next summer barbecue or potluck for a dessert that’s always a crowd pleaser!
What is Paul Newman Cake?
Paul Newman cake has also been known as Better than Anything cake. It’s a Poke cake, which means holes are poked into the cake after baking and then it’s filled with some sort of topping.
In this cake, we fill the cake with butterscotch caramel topping and sweetened condensed milk and the results are so good!
This Poke chocolate caramel cake comes together with only five easy ingredients. This is one of the easiest and most loved cake recipes you can make in a flash!
You can also use equal parts of caramel topping and butterscotch topping if you are unable to find the butterscotch caramel topping.
You may not use all of the 12 oz. container of Cool Whip, but you want a nice thick layer on top covering the cake.
Can I Make this Cake Gluten Free?
Yes, to make this cake gluten free, use a gluten-free cake mix. Heath bars, caramel topping, and Cool Whip are all gluten-free ingredients.
Can I Make A Lighter Version of the Cake?
You can lighten this cake up a bit by using a sugar-free cake mix, sugar-free ice cream topping and low-calorie Cool Whip. Swap out one of the ingredients or swap out all three to make a lower calorie, lower sugar cake.
Enjoy making and serving this classic Paul Newman cake that really is better than anything! Party guests will definitely be coming back for seconds and asking you for the recipe!
Paul Newman Cake
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Looking for an easy cake recipe that is perfect for the summer? Our Paul Newman cake is full of rich chocolate and caramel flavors and couldn't be easier to make!
Bake the cake according to package directions in a 9×13 baking pan.
Poke holes into the top of the cake using the end of a wooden spoon or a large meat fork.
Reserve about ¼ cup of ice cream topping for drizzling on top of the cake.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining ice cream topping with the sweetened condensed milk. Mix well.
Pour this mixture over the top of the cake, spreading if necessary to cover the whole cake.
Spread the Cool Whip over top the cake.
Sprinkle with chopped Heath bars and drizzle with the remaining ice cream topping.
Chill until serving.
If you can’t find German chocolate cake, just chocolate is fine.
If you can’t find that specific brand of ice cream topping, use an equal mix of caramel and butterscotch.
If you’d like a smaller amount of Cool Whip on the cake, you may just get by with 8 ounces.
The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**