Coconut Poke Cake

Coconut Poke Cake

Need a dessert that’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser? Look no further, the coconut poke cake is all you need. Refreshing and delicious, it’s perfect for an afternoon tea party or a dinner get-together. And if you haven’t heard of poke cakes, you’ve been missing out.

Making a poke cake requires just an extra step of poking holes into the cake and pouring in a filling of your choice, like condensed milk or chocolate cream. This simple step will make your cake absolutely heavenly as every bite will be rich with flavor.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cream Cheese 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 790 kcal



Caramel layer

Coconut cream cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees

For the dough

  1. In a big bowl mix coconut oil with eggs and maple syrup, add dark melted chocolate and coconut milk
  2. In a different bowl mix all dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, desiccated coconut
  3. Start mixing the coconut oil - chocolate mix again and slowly add dry ingredients while mixing
  4. Bake for 20-30 min (depends on the oven you use. so after 20 min keep an eye on it - you don't want it too dry)
  5. To know if the cake is ready, use a stick and pierce it into the middle of the cake. when there is no wet dough sticking to it, it’s ready
  6. Let it cool down and the poke manholes into the cake - you can use a pen, I used my well-cleaned finders to make a bit bigger holes for the caramel. But don't poke all the way through the cake just slightly before you get through

For the caramel

  1. Heat up the coconut oil in a pan and when it has melted add condensed milk
  2. Let it simmer on medium heat for about 15 min and stir frequently and well. when it thickens and gets a golden brown color it’s ready and you can pour it onto the baked dough. Let it cool down for about on hour.

meanwhile prepare the cream cheese coconut layer

  1. In a mixing pot, mix all ingredients together and put in the fridge for 30 min. Then layer it onto the caramel.
  2. To garnish the cake, use some desiccated coconut or coconut chips and roast them without oil in a pan until they get golden.

Recipe Notes

Keep your cake in the fridge! It's really refreshing and yummy!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Poke Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 790 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56g 86%
Saturated Fat 45g 225%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 760mg 32%
Potassium 525mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 32g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 25.5%
Iron 16.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Callum Mundine

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Callum is the head of content at Cheese Curds by Pure Dairy. They are an Australian based dairy product manufacturer that specialise in the B2B market. When he is not creating content online, he’s in the kitchen experimenting with different flavours and food combinations
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