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Coconut Raspberry Poke Cake


A Coconut Raspberry Poke Cake is a delightful and refreshing dessert that combines the tropical flavor of coconut with the sweet tartness of raspberries. Here’s a simple recipe to create this luscious treat:


For the Cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix (plus ingredients needed as per package instructions)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (for soaking)

For the Coconut Cream:

  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

For the Raspberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup shredded coconut, toasted
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish


Step 1: Bake the Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven according to the cake mix package instructions.
  2. Prepare the white cake mix as directed on the package.
  3. Bake the cake in a 9×13-inch pan according to the package instructions.
  4. Allow the cake to cool slightly once out of the oven.

Step 2: Prepare Coconut Cream Mixture:

  1. In a bowl, mix the coconut cream and sweetened condensed milk until well combined.

Step 3: Poke the Cake:

  1. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake.
  2. Pour the coconut milk over the cake, making sure it seeps into the holes.

Step 4: Make Raspberry Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine raspberries, sugar, and water. Cook over medium heat until the raspberries break down and the sauce thickens slightly.
  2. Strain the raspberry sauce to remove seeds.

Step 5: Assembly:

  1. Pour the coconut cream mixture evenly over the cake, ensuring it fills the holes.
  2. Drizzle the raspberry sauce over the top.

Step 6: Toasted Coconut Topping:

  1. Toast the shredded coconut in a dry pan over medium heat until golden brown.
  2. Sprinkle the toasted coconut over the cake.

Step 7: Refrigerate and Serve:

  1. Refrigerate the poke cake for at least 2-3 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  2. Garnish with fresh raspberries before serving.


  • You can customize this poke cake by adding additional fresh fruit, such as sliced strawberries or blueberries.

This Coconut Raspberry Poke Cake is a heavenly combination of tropical coconut, sweet raspberries, and moist cake. It’s perfect for summer gatherings or any occasion where you want to impress with a delicious and visually stunning dessert. Enjoy!