Piña Colada Poke Cake

Piña Colada Poke Cake:

Imagine a tropical paradise captured in a single dessert – the Piña Colada Poke Cake embodies the essence of indulgence with its luscious layers and vibrant flavors. At first glance, it presents itself as a humble creation, but upon closer inspection, its true allure unfolds.

The foundation of this decadent delight is a moist and tender cake, its crumb infused with the essence of coconut and pineapple. Each bite offers a symphony of textures, with the softness of the cake juxtaposed against the velvety richness of the creamy coconut filling that lies within. As your fork glides through the layers, it releases a tantalizing aroma that transports you to a sun-kissed beach, where the gentle sway of palm trees and the sound of waves crashing against the shore create an atmosphere of blissful relaxation.

But the magic doesn’t stop there. The pièce de résistance of this confection is the infusion of rum, which imbues every bite with a subtle warmth and complexity that elevates the experience to new heights. With each forkful, you’re transported to a world of indulgence, where the sweetness of pineapple, the creaminess of coconut, and the depth of rum converge in perfect harmony.

And let’s not forget the crowning glory – a blanket of whipped cream, light and airy, that envelops the cake in a cloud of sweetness. Adorned with toasted coconut flakes and garnished with wedges of fresh pineapple, it’s a feast for the senses that promises to delight even the most discerning palate.

In essence, the Piña Colada Poke Cake is more than just a dessert; it’s a celebration of life’s simple pleasures, a reminder to savor each moment and embrace the joy that comes from indulging in the finer things. So take a bite, close your eyes, and let yourself be transported to a tropical paradise where worries melt away and every day feels like a vacation.


1 box of white cake mix (plus required oil, eggs, and water as directed on box)
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 oz) can of cream of coconut
1 (8 oz) can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 (8 oz) tub of whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup of shredded coconut, toasted
Maraschino cherries, for garnish


1. Prepare and bake the white cake in a 9×13 inch pan according to the package instructions.

2. Once the cake is baked and still slightly warm, use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the top of the cake.

3. Mix together the sweetened condensed milk and cream of coconut. Pour this mixture over the cake, filling the holes.

4. Distribute the crushed pineapple evenly over the top of the cake.

5. Spread the whipped topping over the pineapple layer, covering the cake completely.

6. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to let the cake absorb all the flavors.

7. Just before serving, garnish with maraschino cherries. Slice, serve, and watch it disappear!

Variations & Tips

– If you’re looking to save time, toast your coconut in advance and store it in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it.
– For those who want a little extra coconut flavor, mix some shredded coconut right into the batter.
– Love nuts? Add a handful of chopped pecans or walnuts on top of the cake for added texture.
– To make this dessert a tad lighter, you can use low-fat whipped topping and low-fat sweetened condensed milk.
– And a fun little tip for the adults: brush some rum over the cake after poking holes for a more authentic piña colada experience—just make sure to keep the kiddos’ slices separate!

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