Coconut Poke Cake That Will Make You A Potluck Legend

Just before I start the Whole30 Challenge I thought I would share one more sinful dessert with you and nothing could be more amazing than Coconut Poke Cake.

As always, it is another easy recipe that has an amazing taste and it will make you a rock star at any family gathering or potluck dinner. This is definitely one of my signature desserts that is always requested. Easter dinner wouldn’t be the same without this Coconut Poke Cake.

Family favorite, coconut poke cake

{Menu Plan Monday} Featured Recipe – Coconut Poke Cake

coconut poke cake ingredients

Menu Plan of the Week

But before we get to the recipe highlight of the week, let me get to the menu plan of the week. You know, the boring stuff you will skip past to get to get to the really good stuff. Don’t forget to come back later when you need some menu planning ideas.

How to assemble a coconut poke cakeCoconut Poke Cake

If you love coconut cream cake than this poke cake is something you can’t walk away from because it is going to knock your socks off. Moist, delicious and addicting is the perfect description for this cake. I bring this cake to all of our pot lucks and family gatherings and I never come home with anything other than an empty cake pan.

Coconut poke cake made wit Cool Whip

Coconut Poke Cake Ingredients

  • White Cake Mix
  • Cream of Coconut (not to be confused with coconut milk)
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Cool Whip
  • 1 Bag Sweetened Coconut Flakes

Coconut poke cake covered with Angel Flake Coconut

Directions for Dummies

  1. Make white cake mix according to package directions.
  2. Mix one can of sweetened condensed milk with one can of Cream of Coconut. Cream of coconut can be found in the Ethnic food aisle by the Mexican food.  Do not substitute coconut milk as it is too thin and milky.
  3. While the cake is hot, use the end of a mixing spoon to poke holes throughout the cake. Pour the cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk mixture over the cake while it is still warm. The cake will be completely covered (drowning) in the wet mixture.
  4. Cover and refrigerate the cake over night and it will absorb the liquid mixture.
  5. Cover the cake with one small container of Cool Whip and sprinkle with 1 bag of sweetened coconut flakes.

Amazing Coconut Poke Cake

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