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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Coconut Cream Poke Cake

I have been dying to bake something in my new kitchen! Too many ideas and not enough time! I have been wanting "something" ... but have been unable to figure out what exactly. Judging from the Facebook responses, a lot of us have days like that! It's been driving me crazy trying to figure out what to make. Coconut sounded good to me ... so I made this Coconut Cream Poke Cake! Good gosh, it really hit the spot. And for the record, I enjoyed a piece of this cake with a cup of coffee that had the International Delight Almond Joy coffee creamer in it! It was so delish! It was the perfect little treat! :)

Ok ... so the cake - It's perfect for potlucks and cookouts - 'cause y'all know it is that season, right?! It's super moist ... and since it starts with a boxed cake mix, it's so easy! 

In case you're wondering where to find the cream of coconut, you can usually find it in the international section of the store ... or check the alcohol aisle. Goya, Costamar and Coco Lopez are some fairly common brands. 

coconut cream poke cake

Coconut Cream Poke Cake
Printable recipe
Yield: 18-24 servings
1 box (15.25 oz.) White Cake mix (any brand)
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 small box (3.4 oz.) coconut cream instant pudding
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 can (15 oz.) cream of coconut
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. container of Cool Whip, thawed
Sweetened coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 350
°F. Spray a 9x13-in. baking pan with cooking spray.

Mix together the cake mix, eggs, milk, oil, instant pudding and vanilla until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at for 32-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Mix the cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk in a medium bowl. Poke holes in the hot cake with the round end of a wooden spoon and slowly pour this mixture over the cake, trying to fill the holes.  Let cake cool completely. 

When the cake is completely cool, top with Cool Whip and sprinkle with the desired amount of sweetened coconut flakes.

Refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving.  It's even better the next day (if you can wait that long)!

coconut cream poke cake 2

Mmmmmm ...... Coconut Cream Poke Cake.

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  1. Oh wow. I LOVE coconut! This sounds and looks TO DIE FOR!!! PINNING!!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

  2. You know I am a coconut addict! Thanks for sharing, Jamie :-)

  3. That cake looks to die for, I'm drooling here and it's not 9am yet!

    I know exactly what you mean, the internet has a lot to answer for, now we're not confined to our recipe books only, we've got amazing looking recipes coming at us left, right and centre, in our emails, from blogs we follow, and it's easy to collect them and then feel overwhelmed! This week I've been making a concerted effort to break out of my comfort zone and try some new recipes I've been hoarding and retry recipes I've only made once before but remembered we liked (we're talking from 5 years plus ago!).

  4. Oh now that looks just fabulous! I love coconut anything and so does my FIL. I'm going to make him this for Father's Day! Thanks for sharing it!

  5. Looks delicious! I just tried to post a comment but I don't think it went thru, so sorry if I double post.

  6. This looks amazing! YUMMY! :)

    I would love for you to join my Blog Hop!

  7. Jamie, I made a coconut poke cake a couple days ago, too! It was SCRUMPTIOUS. I'm seriously loving anything that involves smothering a cake in sweetened condensed milk and coconut. Pure heaven! Yours looks divine and I want any and all leftovers!

  8. It's a lovely cake Jamie!
    I'm sending the recipe immidiately to my friend - as she LOVES coconut

  9. OK, I have to try that....I love coconut! thanks for the post!
    Linda @ sewwhat

  10. This looks delicious! I'm pinning so I can make it later! Would you consider sharing this recipe and any others you may have over at my Pinterest Party?


  11. Ohhhh.... I bet that pudding makes it taste so scrumptious...!!!

    hugs x
    Crystelle Boutique

  12. Oh yeah, this would be a serious hit at a party. Thanks so much for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

  13. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. I love coconut! It's an island favorite! Thank you for sharing @ The Show Off Blog Party :)

    The Wondering Brain

  15. This looks amazing. I will have to give it a try!Simply Sarah

  16. This recipe looks AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. I have featured this recipe and would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. You deserve it! Can't wait to see what you share next time! Blog Stalking Thursday Features

  17. sounds amazing!! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to the Tasteful Tuesday party Make sure to follow my blog via bloglovin, GFC or facebook so you don't miss out on my features posts... it could be YOU :o)

  18. Oh my! I love coconut and this will definitely be made soon! Thanks so much for sharing at Tasty Creations Bi-Weekly (or tri this time, lol) I'll be featuring you this week :)

  19. Poke cakes are definitely fun to make. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  20. Looks so delicious. I love coconut! Thank you for joining Foodie Friends Friday!

  21. That sounds so good. I will definitely be trying it. Thanks for the recipe!

  22. were do u get coconut cream instant pudding...

    1. This pudding is made by Jello and most large grocery store chains in the US should carry it near the other instant pudding mixes! I hope that helps! :)

    2. I found the pudding at a Centrella chain (Ultra Foods in Illinois). I did also find that I could order it online from Wal-Mart

  23. Hi, Jamie!
    For the cream of coconut, do you mean the sweetened kind, usually used for cocktails, or the unsweetened part of coconut milk?

  24. can not wait to go to the store to get the coconut and creme of coconut and try this love anything coconut ,thank's...


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