Coconut Poke Cake

    2 hours

    White cake soaked in sweet creamy coconut milk and smothered in whipped topping and flaked coconut. A real treat for those with a sweet tooth.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 24 

    • Cake
    • 1 packet white cake mix (or sponge cake mix)
    • Glaze
    • 1 (400g) tin coconut cream
    • 1 (400g) tin sweetened condensed milk
    • To Serve
    • 1 packet frozen whipped topping, thawed
    • 225g flaked coconut

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Cake: Prepare and bake white cake mix according to package directions. Remove cake from oven. While still hot, using a utility fork, poke holes all over the top of the cake.
    2. Glaze: Mix the coconut cream and sweetened condensed milk together.
    3. To Serve: Pour over the top of the still hot cake. Let cake cool completely then frost with the whipped topping and top with the flaked coconut. Keep cake refrigerated.

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    My teenager daughter made this. It was very easy since the cake was from a cake mix and the frosting was store bought. She put about 2/3 of the batter in an 8x11 pan and the rest in a muffin tin. Following some reviews recommendation, she used less condensed sweetened milk. She also used unsweetened coconut powder ( what we had at the time) The cake was moist and had a delightful coconut flavor, and it is the ideal kind of cakes for beginner bakers.  -  01 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made it as a Christmas dessert. I added green food coloring to the coconut mixture and added red maraschino cherries on the top. It was a big hit. I didn’t have coconut cream so I put a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator and then scooped the hardened “cream” from the top of the can. Though I did end up using a little of the watery milk left in the can to make it thinner so it would pour into the poke holes.  -  27 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    i made this cake exactly according to the recipe. i used the coconut cream, not the milk. the cake turned out totally mushy! we ended up throwing it out because nobody really likes a soggy cake! i just wondered why it had so many great reviews.  -  21 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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