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posted: 03/10/14

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 This Samoas Poke Cake inspired by Samoas Girl Scout Cookies is my new favorite! Totally irresistible!

This poke cake inspired by Samoas Girl Scout Cookies is my new favorite! Totally irresistible!

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It’s Sunday night {way past when I should be up and working} and I’m writing this post to go up first thing tomorrow morning.

I’ve been working like crazy trying to get ahead of the game before the baby comes. I’m normally a blog by the seat of my pants kind of gal. I very often get an idea as I’m waking up, make it in the morning, photograph it around lunch, edit the pictures and write the post that evening, all to have it go up the next morning.

 This Samoas Poke Cake inspired by Samoas Girl Scout Cookies is my new favorite!  Totally irresistible!

So the fact that I now have about twelve recipes made, photographed, and ready to go makes me feel . . . . like a super star. Some will go up in the next few weeks, and some will be saved for the summer, since I’d like my life in the summer to be full of baby cuddles and not so much full of frantic recipe making and photography.

On the other hand, all of this has made me ridiculously far behind on putting together the baby’s nursery. Have I mentioned that I’m making her bedding set?

Or that I’m insane?

 This Samoas Poke Cake inspired by Samoas Girl Scout Cookies is my new favorite!  Totally irresistible!

Sigh, someday I will find balance.

Anyway. All this blabbing on is to tell you that this will be a short winded post since I’m tired from photographing five recipes today (seriously, you wouldn’t think taking pictures would be so exhausting) and growing a person.

Also, this poke cake kind of speaks for itself. Poke cakes, are made here at Wine & Glue mainly because people LOVE them so much. They aren’t necessarily my favorite dessert. I like them, but I wouldn’t do a back flip for one.

Except this one.

Holy delicious cake on a plate, will you marry me?

Since it’s inspired by my all time favorite Girl Scout Cookie, I thought this was going to be good, but I really had no idea how good. (That sound you hear is me tooting my own horn. Toot!!)  I’m not a huge fan of coconut . . . UNTIL NOW! The toasted coconut on top of this cake is just like the absolute perfect addition to it, so don’t skimp. The water in the cake mix is replaced with coconut milk to richen that coconut chocolate flavor, and then the whole thing is soaked with caramel. It took everything in me to resist eating that entire giant slab you see pictured.

 This Samoas Poke Cake inspired by Samoas Girl Scout Cookies is my new favorite!  Totally irresistible!

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Samoas Poke Cake

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Ingredients

  • Chocolate Cake Mix I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Milk Chocolate
  • 14 fl oz coconut milk I used Thai Kitchen
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 12.25 oz caramel topping I used Smuckers
  • Cool whip
  • toasted coconut to make, bake in a single layer at 350 for 10 minutes, watching closely
  • more caramel for drizzling optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Mix the cake mix, coconut milk, eggs, and vegetable oil together.
  • Pour into 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 28 minutes or until a toothpick stuck two inches from the edge comes out with just a few crumbs.
  • Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes, then poke small holes throughout the cake.
  • Pour the caramel topping into the holes, making sure that you get some in each whole.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Top with cool whip, toasted coconut and additional caramel (or hot fudge).
Author: Lisa Longley

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  1. danie says

    Thanks!

  2. Christine says

    This looks delicious! I have a silly question…what do you poke the holes with? And about how many holes? Thanks!
    Christine

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Christine! I poke the holes with the end of a wooden spoon, and I usually make about six or seven rows of four. But it really doesn’t matter how many you make, so long as there is enough for whatever you are pouring into your cake has enough holes to permeate it.

  3. Mary says

    Great site!

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