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Coconut Poke Cake Recipe
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Coconut Poke Cake

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch cake Change Servings

Directions

  1. 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. Mix cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk together. 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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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 1 hr
  • READY IN 2 hrs
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 12, 2003

Such a great cake! Rave reviews from everybody on this one. Make absolutely sure to use coconut CREAM, not coconut milk. It will be in the alcohol section. It also looks really pretty with some sliced, fresh strawberries on top. Enjoy!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 04, 2005

It really surprised me how much I didn't like this cake. First, it was way too sweet for my tastes and second, it tasted like preservatives. I realize that the base is a box cake, but maybe if not everything came out of a can/box/tub it would taste better? I would imagine that homemade whipped cream would have made a positive difference.

 
Feb 02, 2004

This cake was delicious. I did not have a can of cream of coconut in my pantry, but I did have a can of coconut milk. I combined the coconut milk with the condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl and the mixture was a bit runny, so I added a bit of cornstarch (about 3-4T.)and simmered the 2 ingredients in the microwave for about 4 min.(stirring after 2 min.) to thicken it a bit. It worked out great.

 
Jan 06, 2004

Wow, what a great dessert! I used Devils Food instead of white cake, and added 1/2 tsp. coconut extract to the batter. I also heated up the condensed milk and coconut cream slightly so the sauce would be thinner while pouring over the cake. Poked holes using a wooden spoon handle ... the sauce absorbed right in. The cake came out light and fluffy, not soggy like I thought it would. Fabulous taste ... hubby ate 2 big pieces as soon as I finished sprinkling the coconut! Thanks for the recipe - this will definitely become a family favorite!

 
May 20, 2010

Delicious!! And fellow cooks, don't alter recipes so that they are so, so different than the original poster's and then give them a negative review! If anything, make the original recipe first...THEN tweak it if you must. Only review recipes that have been prepared as directed!

 
Jul 03, 2003

I have to admit it. The cake is pretty good. I saw the recipe and thought oh my god this looks disgusting and "white trash". But I was intrigued that the recipe recieved such high reviews and so many; so I assumed it had a cult following and I was quickly seduced -- finding myself in my local grocery store searching for the ridiculous ingredients. I made the cake and yes I have to admit again-- it is delicious and very light. It is much much better than I would have thought and it does not have that coconut tanning product taste that I find offensive. In any event, the cake, while perverse in its cult status (you should see how weird it looks in my icebox), is a winner. I altered the recipe slightly by pouring a snifter of armagnac over the top before icing it. I also used Betty Crocker yellow cake mix rather than white. GO HOME AND MAKE THIS CAKE NOW AND JOIN THE COCONUT POKE CAKE CULT.

 
Jan 02, 2007

This was so easy, but I did make a few alterations. I added 2 teaspoons of coconut extract to the cake mix for a more home made taste. I also took the advice of others so I only used the cream of coconut without the sweetened condensed milk.( this was plenty moist ) I used cool whip french vanilla and topped with coconut. It was a big hit!! No one would believe that this was so easy and quick to make!! Thanks for this shorter version, it will quickly become one of my favorites!

 
Aug 27, 2005

I accidentally bought coconut mike instead of coconut cream and I actually liked it better. It wasn't as heavy as the cream! I added a bit of coconut to the cake batter before baking too. Toasting the coconut on top is a nice touch.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.4 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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