Party Panache, Coconut Poke Bundt Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes

It’s made with a doctored cake mix and coconut

it’s glazed with Creme of Coconut

You can top it with flowers for a special occasion

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

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

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 more coconut creme

before serving if desired

This recipe is a piece of cake!


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33 Responses to “Party Panache, Coconut Poke Bundt Cake”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Sounds yummy and looks beautiful on your M-C pedestal!

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Hubby likes coconut and I like easy. This recipe is a home run for me.

  3. I love coconut, an easy and tasty cake for the summer months. I think we are going to have a very wet weekend!

  4. I have never heard of cream of coconut or seen it in the store. The baking department? I’ll need to check that out. This looks beautiful AND delicious!

  5. I love love bundt cakes! And this is one very beautiful and luscious desserts with all the snow like coconut flakes and the flower garnish…I am really impressed!

  6. Martha says:

    What a gorgeous cake! I can’t eat coconut but it sure makes such a beautiful presentation.

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    This is the prettiest cake Jenna and I’m sure it is delicious! I can’t wait to bake ti! Recipe keeper……

  8. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, we need this delicious cake with my peach tea! I love anything coconut! Your cake looks both tasty and beautiful with the flowers adorning it. Happy Thursday!!!

  9. pattyanneart says:

    Oh my, this looks beautiful and so delicious. 😋

  10. Oh!!! I’m in love with this cake for so many reasons! I’m not wild about the texture of flaked coconut, but this doesn’t have too much like regular coconut cake. I love the flavor, so this is the perfect compromise! Beautiful!

    • Shelia says:

      Oh, Bama Gal, you have got me craving this cake! I will try to make one soon. I say TRY because I have been beset by small irritations lately–a raccoon in the attic (the guys are working on closing her opening as I type) and a car with weird problems (battery dies quickly, the locks won’t lock, etc.–it’s next to be fixed.) So those have made me ready for a good hunk of cake (or two) and a great cup of coffee. Hope your summer is going to be great! Georgia Gal

      • Oh Georgia Gal, I have dealt with similar pesky issues, squirrels in the attic and a battery issue in my car, not fun stuff and definitely cake is required! Good luck and Happy Summer!

    • Thanks Leslie Anne, you could make it without the coconut flakes, it gets a lot of flavor from the cream of coconut, the coconut pudding and extract.

  11. What a scrumptious cake, placed on a scrumptious stand, and I’m sure it delighted everyone!

  12. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Well it sounds delicious, and I love the presentation! 😀 Coconut always reminds me of the beach.

  13. Coconut is one of my favorite cakes, wish I had a slice now:@)

  14. Mary says:

    I remember your yummy cake Jenna! I agree with Rita on your pedestal! ♥

  15. Kitty says:

    I would absolutely love this cake, Jenna, and you’ve decorated it so prettily!

  16. Rachelle says:

    Jenna, spectacular cake! Wanted to let you know that I’m featuring it at the FWF link party 🙂

  17. Pattie says:

    Coconut cake is one of my favorites. The other is German chocolate cake, and I love it because of the coconut. I have a number of recipes that I use again and again, but not one for a poke Bundt cake. I need to give this a try. It does sound wonderful and easy, and I certainly would use the coconut milk rather than buttermilk, to get that extra flavor. With the flowers, this looks bakery shop quality. Beautiful job!

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