Pina Colada Poke Cake


Dreamy buttery cake drenched with pineapple juice and sweetened creamy coconut topped with whipped cream and coconut flakes make up this delightfully light and fluffy Pina Colada Poke Cake. A slice of this pineapple coconut cake and you will be transported to a tropical paradise.

Slice of Pina Colada Poke Cake on white plate

Spring is here, and it has me dreaming of all things pineapple, including floating in the pool with a fruity drink (with a little umbrella of course) on my pineapple raft! Or even better being by the ocean with a cool breeze, a fabulous read, and a fruity drink! And with a slice of this heavenly pineapple coconut cake!

But for now, I am knee deep in senior prom festivities and graduation planning for my most wonderful son. I cannot even begin to fathom that I am at this stage in life already (my last child graduating from high school). I mean I can still remember roaming the halls of my high school, which both of my children also attended. It’s amazing each time I walk into the school it’s a bit nostalgic. I can remember the activities, laughter, and all the fun we had so vividly.

This past weekend my son celebrated his last high school prom. WOW, if that doesn’t bring tears to my eyes. He was so absolutely handsome if I do say so myself. He has grown into such a kind, sweet, and wonderful Christian young man. I really could not be prouder. Not because he is so handsome, but he is gentle, kind, and loves the Lord, his family and friends. And he has picked the most amazingly unique, funny, fun, God loving friends. Sorry for the bragging here, but then again isn’t that what momma is supposed to do!

See this amazing bunch of kiddos!  ↓↓↓

This group of kids, also loves to come to hang out at our place. Yes, you see me smiling! I am going to pretend it is because they know I will feed them! LOL! They are going to be thrilled I made this cake. I think it may call for a pool party and a slice of Pina Colada Cake!

Cheers to all things pineapple. For now, I am dreaming of beach days and pineapple ways! At least for now I have this delicious pine-apply Pina Colada Poke Cake.

What you need to make Pina Colada Poke Cake 

  • Butter or Yellow Cake Mix
  • Ingredients to make cake – butter, water, eggs
  • Cream of Coconut
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Whipped Topping (Cool Whip)
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Marichino Cherries (optional)


How to make this Tropical Pineapple Coconut Cake

First bake the cake according to the box instructions. This usually include preheating the oven to 325 or 350 depending the on the cake pan you use.  Pour batter into a 9 x 13 greased pan. I  used glass and baked for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes.

Cake Batter in Glass Pan

While the cake is baking, drain the pineapple juice from the canned pineapple into a bowl.

Draining Pineapple in strainer


Reserve the pineapple for the cake as well. Mix the juice, sweetened condensed milk, and the cream of coconut (not coconut milk) together.

Cream of Coconut Mixture in glass bowl

With the top of a wooden spoon or a straw poke holes in the top of the cake. Pour this on top of the cake and let cool completely.  I usually wrap it up and stick it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Pina Colada Coke with Holes and Cream of Coconut Mixture

Once cooled, sprinkle pineapple evenly on top of cake.

Crushed Pineapple Layer

Top with whipped topping and sprinkle coconut flakes on top. Cover and refrigerate until serving. This one is really good the next day. So it is perfect to make ahead the day before! All those flavors soak into the cake! DIVINE!

Coconut Layer of Pina Colada Poke Cake

You can garnish with maraschino cherries if desired. It adds a pop of color, if you like that sort of thing 😉


Pina Colada Poke Cake with Fork

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I hope y’all enjoy this slice of PARADISE!! 

Much Love,


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Slice of Pina Colada Poke Cake on white plate

Pina Colada Poke Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Nikki - Soulfully Made
Dreamy buttery cake drenched with pineapple juice and sweetened creamy coconut topped with whipped cream and coconut flakes make up this delightfully light and fluffy Pina Colada Poke Cake. A slice of this and you will be transported to a tropical paradise.


  • 1 box butter or yellow cake mix
  • ingredients needed for cake mix (butter, water, eggs)
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 15 ounce can cream of coconut
  • 2 8 ounce cans crushed pineapple, drained and juice reserved
  • 16 ounces whippped topping (Cool Whip)
  • 7 ounces flaked coconut


  1. Mix and bake cake mix according to box instructions.
  2. While baking drain the juice from the pineapple and reserve the crushed pineapple in another bowl.
  3. Mix pineapple juice, sweetened condensed milk and cream of coconut together.
  4. Let cake cool about 10 minutes and then poke holes in cake with the back of wooden spoon or a straw. Pour condensed milk mixture over cake and let cool completely. (I like to refrigerate while cooling about 2 hours)
  5. Top with crushed pineapple. Spread on whipped topping (cool whip), and sprinkle with flaked coconut. Cover and refrigerate until serving. (Best when in the refrigerator overnight)
  6. Top with maraschino cherries for garnish if desired. 

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  • Hi Nikki,

    I made this and refrigerated overnight.. The cake was really soggy (but delicious).

    I wonder if I poked too many holes in the cake or maybe let it cool for too long before adding the mixture?

    • Hi Linda,

      Yes, this cake is rather moist. If you don’t like it this consistency, poke a few less holes and try cutting back on the pineapple & the cream of coconut (try omitting about 5 ounces) a little next time to see if you like it better that way. The coconut poke cake is really delicious too and less soggy. So you may enjoy that one too 🙂 <3

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