Pina Colada Poke Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Pina Colada Poke Cake is like the ultimate tropical dessert. It is super moist and sweet. A treat for someone with a sweet tooth and love of pineapple and coconut.
  • 1 (16.5 ounce) pineapple cake mix, made according to package directions
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cream of coconut*
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, optional
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub cool whip
  • 1 (7 ounce) bag sweetened coconut flakes
  1. Make the cake according to the package directions & bake in a 9x13" cake pan. While the cake is baking, combine the sweetened condensed milk & cream of coconut in a bowl till combined.
  2. Poke holes all over the warm cake using the handle of a wooden spoon or a wood skewer. Then pour the condensed milk/cream of coconut mixture over the cake. Cover and place in the refrigerator. Allow the cake to cool completely (overnight is best).
  3. If you are going to add the crushed pineapple, drain the can and spread the pineapple over the cake. Top with cool whip and then sprinkle with the coconut flakes when ready to serve.
  4. This cake needs to be kept covered in the fridge.
*The can of cream of coconut is usually found in the liquor aisle of the store (there is no alcohol in it however). Do not use coconut milk or it won't work. There are lots of variations you can do with this recipe. You can use a white or yellow cake mix instead of the pineapple flavored mix for just a coconut version. You can also make homemade sweetened whipped cream if you prefer that over cool whip.
Recipe by Baked in AZ at