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close up view of square piece of pina colada poke cake topped with frosting and toasted coconut on a white plate with a cherry on top
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Pina Colada Poke Cake

This Pina Colada Poke Cake is your favorite Pina Colada cocktail in delicious and easy poke cake form!  You start with a box cake mix that is easily doctored up and you end up with this perfect and so easy dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cooling Time4 hrs
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: box mix, easy dessert, poke cake recipe
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 564kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


For The Cake

  • 16.25 ounces white cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 20 ounces canned crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 5.46 fluid ounces coconut milk (well mixed)

For The Frosting

  • 12 ounces cool whip
  • 20 ounces canned crushed pineapple in juice
  • 3.4 ounces coconut instant pudding mix



  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the cake mix, eggs, vanilla extract, crushed pineapple (and it's juice), and vegetable oil.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish and bake for 40 minutes (rotating once during baking), or until a toothpick in the center of the pan comes out with just a few crumbs.
  • Allow the cake to cool a little and then poke holes in the cake with the end of a wooden spoon. You need roughly 24 holes.  Fill the holes with the well mixed coconut milk.  Cover the cake and refrigerate for at least four hours.
  • Before serving, mix together the cool whip, canned crushed pineapple (with it's juice), and coconut pudding. Spread evenly over the top of the cake.  Top with toasted coconut and maraschino cherries and serve!


Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1.3mg