This Pina Colada Cake is super moist and combines your favorite tropical cocktail into one delicious cake! I love to make this cake, especially in the summer when it’s hot and I’m craving something cool and sweet. I keep it in the refrigerator, which keeps it moist and super cold and makes for a delicious, splurge of a snack!
This Pina Colada Cake is a simple poke cake recipe that combines a lot of the ingredients in a Pina Colada, like sweetened condensed coconut cream, crushed pineapple and sweetened coconut. You could always add about 1/4 cup of rum to the cake batter and a tablespoon or so of rum to the coconut cream to give it a truly authentic flavor. I hope you enjoy!
- For the cake:
- 1 box vanilla cake mix (used: Betty Crocker Butter Recipe Yellow)
- 3 eggs
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon coconut extract
- ¼ cup coconut rum (optional: if using, reduce water by ¼ cup)
- For the Drizzle:
- 1 (15 oz) can sweetened condensed coconut cream (used: Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut)
- 1 teaspoon coconut rum or coconut extract
- For the Topping:
- 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip topping
- 1 (8 oz) container sour cream
- 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained well
- ½ to 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- For the Cake: Mix and bake cake according to package directions. Remove cake from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.
- Poke holed all over cake with the handle of a wooden spoon, skewer or fork.
- For the Drizzle: Combine cream of coconut and rum and mix well. Pour all over cake, allowing it to seep into all the holes and soak in.
- For the topping: After cake has completely cooled, combine Cool Whip, sour cream and powdered sugar and mix well. Fold in well drained pineapple and coconut and spread onto top of cake.
- Cover cake pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving.
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