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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Piña Colada Poke Cake

Houston, we have a problem. Ok, maybe not a "problem" problem ... just an extreme obsession kinda problem - involving poke cakes. How many poke cakes does this Piña Colada poke Cake make - the third or fourth one (who's counting anyways)? That's not even counting the Strawberry Poke Cake I made and didn't post because I felt something was missing from it - I'm still trying to figure that one out. 

Pina Colada Poke Cake 3

My oldest son, Elijah, turned 17 earlier this month and he wanted a Piña Colada cake for his birthday. Sounds easy enough, right? I totally talked him into the poke cake part. Are ya surprised there? I didn't think so. :)

I'm just gonna come out tell y'all - this may be better than the Death By Chocolate Poke Cake! I know what you're thinking - I couldn't believe I said that either. This cake is seriously that good! You have been warned and you are welcome. 

Pina Colada Poke Cake

Piña Colada Poke Cake
Printable recipe
Yield: 18-24 servings

1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple
1 box (18.25 oz.) Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Pineapple Supreme cake mix 
Ingredients listed on box to make cake
1 box (3.4 oz.) Coconut Cream instant pudding mix
2 cups milk
1 container (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
1 tsp. rum extract
1 bag (7 oz.) shredded sweetened coconut flakes

Empty the pineapple into a colander or strainer and allow it to drain while preparing and baking the cake.

Bake the cake according to package directions using a 9x13-in. baking pan.

Mix the instant pudding mix with the 2 cups of milk in a medium bowl. Poke holes in the hot cake with the round end of a wooden spoon and slowly pour the pudding mixture over the cake, trying to fill the holes. Let the cake cool completely. 

Spread the pineapple evenly over the cooled cake. Carefully mix the Cool Whip and rum extract. Top the cake with the Cool Whip, evenly covering the cake. Sprinkle the coconut evenly over the top. 

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Store the cake (covered) in the refrigerator.

Pina Colada Poke Cake 2

*In your best Southern drawl* - Lawd, have mercy y'all! It's sooo good!

LBGC other posts you may enjoy

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If you love coconut, then you will LOVE this Coconut Cream Poke Cake! It is full of coconut flavor and it it so moist! Perfect for potlucks and summer picnics!
Coconut Cream Poke Cake

I hope you enjoy! Shared at these fun parties!

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  1. Ha ha, it must be contagious. I made a Cosmo Poke cake this week and made a Red Velvet/White Chocolate Poke Cake today. Fun, aren't they?

  2. This looks delicious! Coconut is one of my absolute favorite flavors! I would love to have you share this at my link party going on! http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/08/homemade-by-you-64.html

  3. Most beautiful and delicious looking cake!
    I wish I could grab that slice.....

  4. Jamie, I adore poke cakes--and this pina colada flavored one looks amazing! Cool Whip and coconut makes the world a better place :)

  5. Wow that looks so good! I have to confess I've never made a poke cake and I'm so going to do one. Sadly my oven died last night so it won't be this weekend :( bonus I didn't have to cook lat night lol

  6. This cake looks so yummy Jamie! Nothing beats a poke cake... in taste or simplicity! Your son made a great choice in pina colada! Stopping by from Freaking Awesome Friday!

  7. This cake looks so yummy Jamie! Your son made a great choice in pina colada! Stopping by from Freaking Awesome Friday!

  8. Your Poke Cake looks delicious, I love Pina Colada. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Oh, wow these are lovely, I gotta try making them :-)

    Popping over from the Lets Get Social Sunday Linky Hop

  10. oh my so yummy love a good cake with some great company thanks for sharing
    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  11. Good gracious I have found a treasure trove of poke cake goodness! Not sure which one I'll try first but I am definitely going to pin this page!

  12. Dear Jamie, This cake looks fabulous...what a great birthday cake! Blessings, Catherine xo

  13. Now if you make a poke cake with Bisquick, you'll be over the moon!
    It's been a long time since I've had or made poke cake--a staple of my childhood. Well, maybe not a staple, but you know.
    Thanks for linking!

  14. Sounds great. I know someone's gonna love this!

  15. Your poke cake looks awesome! I featured it on my blog today at http://shamenesayitwithcake.blogspot.com

  16. HI Jamie, this looks amazing! Can I ask a (potentially) stupid question? I see a lot of recipes with 'instant pudding mix' - would this be the same as what we call Instant Whip or Angel Delight in the UK? It's a packet of powder, that you add milk to and whisk, it's quite a runny consistency initially but after you leave it for 5 minutes or so it thickens up to a mousse like consistency? Thanks!

    1. Definitely not a stupid question :) I had to google to see what those products were .... and I would say that they are not the same. I would suggest maybe using a from scratch pudding if instant versions are not available in the UK. I found one from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures that I think would be great and it looks fairly easy too - http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2011/12/homemade-coconut-pudding.html

      I hope that helps, Mama G! If you do use the homemade pudding, I would love to hear how it turned out :)

  17. Oooooo.... this looks SO good! :) Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

  18. yummmmmmmmmmmm!

    Ann @ The Rust Redhead

  19. Yum, yum and yum. I totally support your obsession! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  20. Do you hear that?? I heard angels singing when I saw this cake! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  21. My husband likes to order Pina Colada's out so hey, maybe I should make him this cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Visiting from Tuesday Trivia and been following you!

  22. Just pinned this and shared on Facebook as one of this week's lovely features at Freedom Fridays!!

    Hugs and thanks for sharing each and every week at Freedom Fridays!!!

  23. Such a delicious looking cake! This is definitely my kind :)

  24. What a delicious version of poke cake, Jamie! Perfect for summer!


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