Throwback Thursday, Rose topped Coconut Bundt Cake

Here is an easy and delicious cake that will be the center of attention

for Mother’s Day or any special occasion

Mother’s Day falls on my oldest grandson’s birthday this year

Super Boy was 4 years old when I started blogging in 2012

Now he will be turning 15!

Okay, let’s get back to cake!

This cake is glazed with Creme of Coconut

and topped with flowers

Using a boxed cake mix as a base, this cake is a breeze to make

The mix is “doctored up” with the addition of an extra egg,

coconut cream Jello pudding, sour cream, butter,

and coconut milk

If you don’t want to use coconut milk,

use buttermilk or milk

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

Bake according to cake mix directions,

checking 5 minutes before the end of baking time

to make sure the cake does not over bake

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

then turn it out of the pan

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.

When you’re ready to cut the cake and serve,

simply lift the little bouquet of flowers off the cake

Whether you’re having a Fiesta,

Running for the Roses,

or Celebrating Mother’s Day,

this pretty 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


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38 Responses to “Throwback Thursday, Rose topped Coconut Bundt Cake”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    Jenna, this is my favorite way to make a cake. I haven’t tried coconut but will be doing that soon. Happy Birthday to Superboy. My grandson, Lucas, turned 14 in April. They grow up way too fast.

  2. This is so beautiful! It should grace the coronation table! Looks way better than a quiche…

  3. Jenna, it’s hard to believe your grandson (and mine too) are soon turning 15! Where did all those years go? Superboy was such a sweet four year old now he’s a darling superdude! I love adding flowers to cakes, especially for special occasions. The rose and coconut cake is perfect for Mother’s Day. Beautiful and looks delicious. Hope you are enjoying our cool springtime………..

  4. Nancy says:

    Oh, what a pretty cake! I love the idea of adding flowers. Coconut anything is always a favorite in this house.
    Happy Birthday to your grandson! And happy blogaversary to you as well!

  5. Your grands are so darned cute! and this cake looks terrific. I like poke cakes and coconut — what a great combo!

  6. Such a handsome young boy! We are crazy about anything coconut! The cake looks splendid, Jenna.

  7. Such a handsome young boy! We are crazy for anything coconut and your cake looks absolutely splendid, Jenna.

  8. Pam says:

    That darling four year old Superboy has grown into a handsome super young man. Happy birthday to him. The cake looks delicious, I love coconut anything! Happy Thursday, Jenna!

  9. lghiggins says:

    Love the age 4 to 15 pictures. You must have blinked and time disappeared. Cute little boy became handsome young man. I’m sure you are proud of him and excited to celebrate his special day. Your cake is gorgeous!

  10. EsmeSalon says:

    Amazing looking and love the flower decoration and do not forget the coconut as well.
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    If you are not already part of SSPS, this is a personal invite to hop over and come and share your posts with us at Senior Salon Pit Stop, every Monday to Saturday.
    See my entries: 27-28 and then navigate to the bottom of my page for the Senior Salon Pit Stop linkup, we hope to meet you there virtually.

  11. Shelia says:

    What a handsome young man!–isn’t being a grandmother the greatest?!!
    I am SO making this cake, off soon to have the ingredients for a Mother’s Day sample. Hope spring over there in AL is super for you–I am learning to live with the rain, but the days when the sun is out are heavenly here in GA. Take care, and keep sending these tempting recipes–Georgia Gal

  12. What a great-looking grandson! Even though it’s Mother’s Day, I hope someone bakes him a delicious birthday cake, for sure!

  13. Grandchildren are the best and so fun to spoil! That cake is so artfully created and sounds yummy with every bite!

  14. Mary says:

    I remember your pretty blooming cake Jenna, a treat for sure for Mother’s Day! How time flies, happy almost birthday to Super Boy! ♥

  15. Kim says:

    What a gorgeous looking cake Jenna. That cream of coconut is so good in summer cocktails and it’s probably fabulous in the cake! And blogging since 2012 is quite the achievement. Wow! Happy almost birthday to that handsome grandson of yours and happy almost Mother’s Day to you!

  16. debracommonground says:

    what a gorgeous cake, Jenna. so pretty and festive. Your grandson is such a cute guy! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  17. Kitty says:

    Awww look at Super Boy and how tall and handsome he is!! Happy Birthday to him!
    I can only imagine how fabulous that bundt cake is. Wish I had a slice of it right now. 😋

  18. NikiLEOwife says:

    This is so pretty Jenna! I’ll be featuring your cake on tomorrow’s Crafty Creators. Thanks for sharing!

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