This easy Coconut Fudge Poke Cake is sure to be a summer favorite with your family. This delicious cake is topped with Cool Whip and hot fudge after being covered in cream of coconut. It is the perfect cold dessert after a hard day of work (or a day at the pool).
So the other day, I was driving home from picking my kids up from school. We were stopped at a red light, and I wasn't paying attention to the light. Apparently the lady behind me didn't like that I didn't move the nanosecond the light turned green. She started honking at me to go. I looked in my rear view mirror to see what all the commotion was about. There she was with her hands up in the air as if to say, "Come on already!" So, I did what any normal person would do...I let off my brake very, very, VERY slowly. She didn't like that at all, and she whipped around me as soon as she could. What? I was going.
My son was in the front seat and thought this was hilarious. It probably was not my best teaching moment seeing as he will be driving in 2 years. But sheesh, don't honk at me the second the light turns green. We were telling my husband this story later and laughing at what a hurry she was in. (yes, I realize she could have been heading to an emergency, so my action wasn't the most Christian)
My comment was, "She doesn't know me and probably will never see me again." My husband got this funny look and reminded me that we are probably the only black van in our town with a Dunkin Donuts magnet on the back. Hhhhmmm he's right. She just might see me again. Well, as long as she doesn't honk at me to go, we should be fine.
Although, I might want to keep some of this cake in my refrigerator to use as a peace offering. I sure hope she likes coconut.
I love easy cake recipes. This one starts out with a cake mix. I do love a good home made cake, but seriously cake mixes come together so quickly. (And I personally love the taste of them better.) This cake would totally work for a homemade cake though, if that is what you prefer. After it finishes baking, you are going to poke it all over with a fork or end of a wooden spoon. Make sure it has a ton of little holes for the milk to soak into.
For this cake, I wanted to amp up the coconut taste, so I used shredded coconut in the cake batter, coconut milk poured on top, and more coconut on top. Now because I love chocolate and coconut so much, I also added a layer of hot fudge under the Cool Whip. I seriously couldn't stop eating bites of this cake. Thank goodness my husband took most of it over to our church staff.
This just might be my new favorite cake!
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Where can I buy cream of coconut. I don't think I've ever seen this product?
I buy it at Walmart. It is actually in the alcohol aisle, but it is a non-alcoholic product.
Made this cake a couple of weeks ago and it was a huge hit, though a little too sweet for my tastes. Costa Ricans LOVE wet cakes and sweetened condensed milk, so you made me a superstar. Thanks, Jocelyn!
Maye that's what it was....straight into the fridge after pouring. Had a toddler at my feet and an infant needing to eat so tried to get out of the kitchen as quickly as possible!! Oh well, just an excuse to try the recipe again!! Thanks 🙂
What did I do wrong? Made this today and the cake was sloppy wet mess. I poured the milk/cream of coconut mix when still hot then refrigerated. It still taste great just was a mess to serve!! Wish I had the beautiful slices like in your photo. Thanks for the recipe!
Was it still hot when you put it in the refrigerator? I did let mine come to room temperature before putting in the refrigerator. I'm not sure that would make a big difference though. I'm glad it tasted good, but I'm sorry it didn't set up very nicely. I have made it quite a few times and never had it be a sloppy mess.
Thank you so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck last week! This one is featured as my personal favorite this week. Thank you so much for sharing with us!! Love it!
One TIPsy Chick
Oh my goodness, this looks amazing!
Thank you so much 🙂
Meg @ Sweet Twist
Wow. this looks insanely delicious!! I need to try these poke cakes!!
This looks delicious and I would love to know where you find "cream of coconut" because I have looked EVERYWHERE for it and it doesn't seem to exist. No one even knows what the heck I'm talking about when I ask them...
I buy it at Walmart and the grocery store in the alcohol section...it is non alcoholic though.
Heather @ French Press
Jocelyn, that cake looks heavenly! pinned and making VERY soon
Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such
OOhhhhh! Coconut AND chocolate!!
Funny, we all have those people honkin at us at some point. I do the same, slow down to a near crawl, or the complete opposite of what they want me to do, then smile and wave when they pass. :o)
I'm so glad to hear that someone else slows down and just smiles at the rude people too 🙂
Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking
Coconut and chocolate is one of my favorite combo and this poke cake looks amazing!!! Looks so moist and so very tempting!
I'm glad there isn't any more in my fridge tempting me to come eat it. Coconut and chocolate is one of my all time favorites too!!!