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Coconut Cake | Poke Cake Recipe

Light, moist and easy to make, this Coconut Cake poke cake recipe will be a favorite twist on a box cake mix recipe you'll savor all through the year!

Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 container whipped topping brought to room temperature
  • 1 cup coconut flakes divided


  1. Prepare and box cake mix according to package instructions, mixing in 1/2 cup coconut flakes into batter. 

  2. Pour into a 9" x 13" pan and bake according to package instructions.

  3.  Let cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Using a small wooden spoon handle or other kitchen utensil, poke holes evenly over the whole cake.

  5. Before opening the can of coconut milk, shake well. You may also need to stir once opened as it tends to separate.
  6. Pour half of the can of coconut milk over the cake.
  7. Spread evenly with a spatula over entire cake. 

  8. Mix remaining coconut milk into thawed whipped topping. Spread over cake.

  9. Top with remaining 1/2 cup coconut flakes. Chill until ready to serve.