Recipe Box, Rose Topped Coconut Poke Bundt Cake

I’m not exactly sure where I will be for Mother’s Day this year so I decided to get myself a few flowers and bake a little cake,

you know, just to indulge myself a little  take the pressure off my children…

They will be chasing after their own children…

So I created a little Mother’s Day insurance for myself in case I can’t be with them

Flowers are very theraputic

and cake, well,   cake just about fixes everything…

Especially when it’s glazed with Creme of Coconut

and topped with flowers

This might be the easiest cake I’ve ever made

If you don’t want to use coconut milk, use buttermilk or milk

As soon as it’s done, poke it all over with a long skewer and slowly pour cream of coconut all over warm cake

Let it cool for 2-3 hours to absorb the liquid

Pour a little more cream of coconut over top, letting it drip down the outside of cake, but not into the center if you’re going to fill it with flowers

Sprinkle top and bottom with coconut

Make a small nosegay {bouquet} of flowers, cutting stems short enough so the flowers will seem to lay on top of the cake, and secure with a rubber band.  Cut down a plastic baggie to cover stems and add a scant amount of water.  Secure tightly with another band.

Whether you’re Running for the Roses, Celebrating Mother’s Day, or having a Fiesta, this simple cake is perfect for May!

Coconut Poke Bundt Cake

This show stopping cake features a wrapped stem rose bouquet tucked into the center, which is removed before slicing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 box coconut creme or vanilla pudding mix*
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup coconut milk buttermilk or milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • Cream of Coconut
  • Sweetened coconut flakes


  • Place all ingredients except cream of coconut and coconut flakes into mixing bowl and beat to combine. Scrap down sides of bowl or mixer and continue beating for several minutes.
  • Pour into a prepared bundt pan and bake according to cake mix directions, checking 5 minutes before the end of baking time.
  • As soon as cake is set, remove from oven and poke all over with a long skewer. Slowly drizzle coconut cream all over warm cake. Let cake cool completely on wire rack, 2-3 hours, until coconut cream has been absorbed.
  • Turn cake out onto a piece of parchment paper and place on serving plate or cake stand. Trim paper so it’s not visible. The paper is optional, but it makes it easy to lift and move the cake with a spatula if necessary.
  • Carefully drizzle more cream of coconut over cake, letting it run down the outside but not into the center. Sprinkle top and bottom liberally with coconut flakes.
  • Place small bouquet of flowers in center for serving if desired


*using pudding is optional. Instant is preferable, but cook and serve will work.
Keyword bundt cake, coconut poke cake, Easter, flower topped cake, Mother’s Day, rose bouquet, special occasion cake

Drizzle cake slices with coconut creme before serving if desired

This recipe is a piece of cake!

πŸŽ‚   🍰   πŸŽ‚   🍰   πŸŽ‚   🍰

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24 Responses to “Recipe Box, Rose Topped Coconut Poke Bundt Cake”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, Your cake sounds delicious and is oh so beautiful with your bouquet of flowers and served on your MK-C cake pedestal! β™₯

  2. What a gorgeous cake, Jenna! I can’t look at a bundt cake without thinking of one of my favorite movies, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Enjoy your Sunday.

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Love what you did with the cake, flowers and MC. Mother’s Day perfect. I think I may do this for myself for fun, love the cake recipe, yum………….

  4. YUM!! I love that painting above the flowers It looks like some water. Beautiful. . .all of it!

  5. It looks beautiful AND delicious, Jenna! The flowers make the perfect crown!

  6. Jodi says:

    So beautiful and yummy. I like those roses!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

  7. This looks delicious! And the flowers are a great idea to “pretty-up” a cake. Love your MC cake plate, too…Happy Mother’s Day!

  8. I just found your blog. Love it. I never thought about poking a bundt.

  9. Carol says:

    It’s a beautiful cake – hope your Mother’s Day is great!

  10. Deb Cantales says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Jenna! That beautiful bundt cake is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!

  11. Very pretty-enjoy:@)

  12. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Those flowers are gorgeous, and the cake is the best way I can think of to hold them all in place! Happy mother’s day to you!

  13. JESS44903 says:


    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Sandra Garth says:

    This is a beauty and I bet it was super moist! I’ve never glazed a cake with cream of coconut and I look forward to trying it. Have a happy week and an awesome Mother’s Day!

  15. Sandra Garth says:

    I’m so happy that you shared this with us at Celebrate Your Story!

  16. soumya says:

    Those are Beautiful flowers!…

  17. Miz Helen says:

    What a pretty cake and a great recipe! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. We will look forward to seeing you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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