Coconut Poke cake is so delicious, so light, but so flavorful, that it will make anyone come back for another slice. You will need to factor in two days to make it. Not that it is difficult, but it needs to soak overnight. Enjoy!

SB Coconut cake Easy Summer Dessert

Coconut Poke Cake. Disclaimer: this one has some toasted coconut on top, and since we made two, we piled them on top of each other for the photo!


Fourth of July Dessert: Coconut Poke Cake

Blair Harmon
This delicious and light cake is the quintessential summer dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert


  • 1 18.25 ounce package white cake mix
  • 1 14 ounce can cream of coconut
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 16 ounce package frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 8 ounce package flaked coconut


  • Prepare and bake white cake mix according to package directions. Remove cake from oven. While still hot, using a fork, poke holes all over the top of the cake.
  • Mix cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk together.
  • Pour over the top of the still hot cake.
  • Place cake in refrigerator overnight.
  • Before serving, frost with the whipped topping and top with the flaked coconut.
  • Keep cake refrigerated.
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