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Goo Cake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Keto, Paleo, Egg Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian)

How would you describe goo cake? Let's see! Poke holes in the top of a just baked chocolate cake fresh from the oven, then drizzle sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce generously over the top. Pretend to try exercising any sort of self control to NOT dig in to the cake with your fork while the milk and caramel sauce slowly start to infuse throughout the cake. If I just made you hungry just skip to making this stat!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (can use any type of cake mix, make sure your cake mix you use will make a 9x13 inch pan)
  • 14 0Z jar sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 oz caramel topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan and set aside.
  • Prepare cake according to package directions. Bake according to package directions.
  • Once cake has cooked, remove from oven and immediately poke holes throughout the top of the cake. Drizzle the can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top of the cake, followed by the caramel sauce. Allow fifteen minutes or so for the milk and caramel sauce to absorb in the cake. Enjoy warm or allow to cool before eating if desired.



To make this recipe more food allergen friendly, there are several adaptations you'll want to make. We note those both here and in the recipe.
  • Chocolate Cake Mix: You need one box of chocolate cake mix that would make a 9x13 inch cake. You can use any type of cake mix that you would like to. We have used everything from gluten free chocolate cake mixes to keto and paleo chocolate cake mixes. They work fine.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: For dairy free or vegan versions of this recipe you'll want to use dairy free sweetened condensed milk. We use Nature's Charm Dairy Free Sweetened Condensed Milk most often as it's available at stores near us. I've also made my own vegan version of sweetened condensed milk before. For keto versions, I haven't been able to find an easily accessible commercially prepared keto sweetened condensed milk in the stores where I live but there are many homemade keto sweetened condensed milk recipes available on the internet.
  • Caramel Syrup: Hey Boo has some dairy free caramel syrup available on the market. I've tried it before and really like it. It's perfect for those needing a dairy free and vegan option. Walden Farms has a calorie free keto friendly caramel sauce available too.


Cake can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for several days. 
Keyword cake, dairy free, dessert, egg free, gluten free, keto, nut free, paleo, soy free, vegan, vegetarian