Coconut Cream Poke Cake

Monday, July 16, 2018

This is a coconut cream poke cake made from scratch. The cake batter is homemade, the pudding inside is all from wholesome ingredients with a delicious toasted coconut and sweetened whipped cream topping. A decadent and rich tropical tasting coconut cake.



This is a  slice of coconut cake with coconut cream pudding that is called poke cakes because you poke holes in the cakes and the coconut cream pudding is throughout the cake then piled high with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top this recipe shows how to make poke cake





Calling All Coconut Lovers



If you love coconut you will be in coconut heaven.


This is a tender decadent homemade coconut cake with coconut all through this cake from top to bottom.


The pudding is rich with coconut milk, egg yolks and the the perfect filling for this coconut cream poke cake.



This is a  slice of coconut cake with coconut cream pudding that is called poke cakes because you poke holes in the cakes and the coconut cream pudding is throughout the cake then piled high with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top




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This is a homemade coconut cream filled cake with coconut cream pudding inside and topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut there are four photos one of a cut piece of coconut cream poke cake, one of the cake being poked with holes, another with pudding homemade and the last photo is the 13 x 9 sheet coconut cream poke cake in a pan .



Not a Baker? Here's an Option



This cake is well worth the effort making it all from scratch, however you have options.


You can use a coconut cake mix or white cake mix to package instructions.




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Substitutions



If you can't find a coconut cake mix, just add some coconut extract to the white or even yellow cake mix.


Then add a little flaked coconut to the cake mix and proceed with the package instructions for ingredients and baking.


You can also substitute the pudding for coconut cream instant pudding or boxed cooked pudding.


Lastly you can top this with a whipped topping with toasted coconut.





This is a  slice of coconut cake with coconut cream pudding that is called poke cakes because you poke holes in the cakes and the coconut cream pudding is throughout the cake then piled high with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top



Too Much Cake?



If this cake is too large for your family like mine, make two square pans, freeze one.


Use two 9 x 9 disposable pans instead of 13 x 9 inch pan.


This cake freezes great and you will have an extra dessert for surprise guests that visit!




This is a coconut cake with coconut cream pudding that is called poke cakes because you poke holes in the cakes and the coconut cream pudding is throughout the cake then piled high with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top



Great for Special Occasions



I have plenty of coconut lovers in my family and group of friends.


Whenever I have to make a cake for a special event or need to bring something to a cookout, I always make a poke cake.



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This is a coconut cake with coconut cream pudding that is called poke cakes because you poke holes in the cakes and the coconut cream pudding is throughout the cake then piled high with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top




Pre Packaged Mixes?



You can change this up and do all chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate pudding and chocolate shavings.


Of course if you are using mixes and boxed puddings you can make any flavors you want!


Poke cakes are great fun and delicious no matter what flavor you make, everyone loves them.



This is a coconut cake with coconut cream pudding that is called poke cakes because you poke holes in the cakes and the coconut cream pudding is throughout the cake then piled high with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top



Kids Can Help




This is the perfect opportunity to let the kids poke holes in the cake!


Fun memories are made in the kitchen and the perfect time to get the kids involved learning to cook.



This is a coconut cake with coconut cream pudding that is called poke cakes because you poke holes in the cakes and the coconut cream pudding is throughout the cake then piled high with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top



Easy Instructions



If you follow the step by step photos, you will see how easy this cake is to assemble.


This coconut cream poke cake, really is easy to make with only a few steps.


Bake the cake, poke the holes, pour the pudding, frost with whipped cream and garnish with toasted coconut.



this is a coconut cake with holes in it to be filled with coconut cream pudding



The Pudding



This homemade coconut cream pudding is so decadent.


It can be used to make a coconut cream pie or even fill cupcakes.


The filling taste great on it's own with nothing on it!



this is coconut cream pudding with coconut in it is made from scratch with coconut milk, egg yolks and flaked coconut



Toasted Coconut



Toasting coconut is easy.


Check out those instructions in the recipe below.


Just make sure you watch it closely as it toasts up quickly.



This is a coconut cake with coconut cream pudding that is called poke cakes because you poke holes in the cakes and the coconut cream pudding is throughout the cake then piled high with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top




A Tropical Fresh Tasting Cake!



This Coconut Cream Poke Cake, really gives you the taste of the tropics.


It just full of rich delicious coconut cream, the pudding and delicate cake with a delicate creamy topping is pure tropical flavor.


If you ever have been to the Islands, this will bring you to that a warm place in the sun as you eat this slice of coconut cream poke cake.



This is a coconut cream poke cake. The cake has holes in it and filled with coconut cream pudding and topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut



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Coconut Cream Poke Cake

prep time: 8 mins cook time: 30 mins total time: 38 mins
This is a homemade scratch coconut cake with pudding and cream called poke cake. The cake is rich and delicious

ingredients:

Cake
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup hot water

Pudding
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup cornstarch
5 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flaked, unsweetened coconut toasted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter

Topping:
Toasted Coconut around 1/2 cup or more
2 cups Heavy Cream (Whipped sweetened with sugar)

instructions:

Cake Batter:

Place all dry ingredients in one bowl, all wet ingredients in another. Combine the two slowly. Add the hot water using an electric mixer and beat scrapping the sides down until well blended around 3 minutes. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 pan and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in the center.

Remove the cake from the oven and poke holes evenly with the back of a wooden spoon.

Make the pudding:
Directions:In a nonstick 1-quart saucepan, combine 3/4 cup sugar, coconut milk, and 1 cup milk. Scald mixture. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup milk and cornstarch together to make a slurry. Whisk egg yolks with salt in medium bowl. Temper yolks by adding 1/2 cup scaled milk mixture to yolks and whisk well. Add yolk mixture and put back into milk mixture and whisk vigorously over medium heat until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add coconut, vanilla, and butter. Whisk until uniformly incorporated.

Toasted Coconut:
To toast coconut, spread it in an ungreased pan and bake in a 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Whipped Cream:
2 cups heavy cream
sugar to taste
Whip the cream until light and fluffy and holds on the beaters

Assembly:
Pour the cooked cooled pudding over the coconut cake with poked holes. Spread with whipped cream and garnish with toasted coconut.
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Coconut Cream Poke Cake Pin for later




This is a homemade coconut cream filled cake with coconut cream pudding inside and topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut there are four photos one of a cut piece of coconut cream poke cake, one of the cake being poked with holes, another with pudding homemade and the last photo is the 13 x 9 sheet coconut cream poke cake in a pan .



This is a coconut cream poke cake. The cake has holes in it and filled with coconut cream pudding and topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut

24 comments

  1. Oh my! I think I just gave up my diet. I have a weakness for coconut!

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  2. I do love coconut, so yes, this would be right up my alley and I haven't made a poke cake in a coon's age!

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  3. This cake looks stunning and perfect for my tastebuds! Can't wait to make it!

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  4. This cake looks so tempting! I love poke cake and anything coconut, must give it a try soon.

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  5. This sounds so good! We love coconut cream pie! A cake version sounds amazing!

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  6. YES! I'm one of those coconut lovers and this cake looks terrific!

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  7. Man, oh, man, this is totally scratch, but I'm LOVING all the options you've provided, Claudia! You can still get this cake (maybe not as GOOD as from scratch), w/some modifications and shortcuts. Busy people want this!

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  8. Oh, Claudia!This is a beautiful cake! I would happily eat the whole thing by myself! I just love the coconut custard you made from scratch with the whipped cream and toasted coconut on top!

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  9. Would you believe that I've never had a poke cake but I think that is about to change. Do you serve the cake right away or is it better to let it sit a while?

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    1. Ha no one gives me that opportunity, they eat it as soon as it's cooled and so good! Usually none left over with this crowd...

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  10. I love coconut and this sounds delicious. I'm all over your homemade version!

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  11. Yum! I love poke cake and your coconut cream version looks absolutely delicious! It looks so moist and perfect!

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  12. I love a good poke cake and this one seems PERFECT for summer! Delicious!

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  13. Mmmmm like pie and cake together! Love coconut cream anything and everything.

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  14. I have a newer love of coconut especially toasted coconut so this cake is just amazing to me!

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  15. That coconut pudding sounds so good! The cake looks rich and yummy!
    p.s didn't get any of your updates last month, then today suddenly 14 posts all together!

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  16. A slice of this cake would be perfect with my afternoon cuppa!

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  17. This poke cake looks delicious! The pudding looks delicious enough to make on its own as well!

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  18. I love coconut desserts and this cake looks and sounds so delicious! Poke cakes are such a genius idea!

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  19. I made my first poke cake last week and my wife loved it, must make this soon it sounds wonderful.

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  20. What a deliciously indulgent cake. Great for feeding a crowd.

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  21. OMG! I love coconut. This looks and sounds super good. I am willing to give it a try and let my 5 year old poke the holes :)

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