Coconut Cream Pie Poke Cake

Is it accurate to say that you are a coconut sweetheart searching for a sweet treat that is amusing to make? This Coconut Poke cake is easy to make and fun! It is a pleasant change from a debauched chocolate dessert, while as yet fulfilling your sweet tooth.

Coconut Poke Cake is a customary cake topped with my preferred good old coconut cream pie filling, whipped cream and toasted coconut. The thick coconut cream pie filling sinks into the gaps giving an explosion of flavor in each nibble of this Easy Coconut Cake. Yum! Is your mouth watering yet? Mine sure is.

I love this cake since it has the entirety of the recognizable kinds of Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie, yet fulfills the individuals who don’t adore pie! In the event that you love coconut, and cake, at that point check out this Coconut Cream Poke Cake!

Coconut Cream Pie Poke Cake

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Recipe by numsthewordCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

pieces of cake
Prep time

1

hour 
Cooking time

1

hour 
Total time

2

hours 

This Coconut Cream Pie Poke Cake is also a great way for a non pie lover to enjoy a Coconut Cream Pie without the crust.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) white cake mix

  • 1 can can of coconut milk

  • 1 cup half and half or whole milk

  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut

  • 1/3 cup + cup + 2 Tablespoons white sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 5 large egg yolks

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

  • 1 Tablespoons butter,

  • 1 1/2 + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • Toasted coconut

Directions

  • Make cake mix according to package directions in a 9 x 13 pan. Allow to cool.
    Poke holes in cake with end of a wooden spoon, set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine coconut milk, milk, coconut, 1/3 cup sugar & salt. Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally.
  • While mixture is cooking, in a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks, 1/3 cup sugar and corn starch.
  • Once coconut milk mixture comes to a simmer, pour 1/2 cup into egg yolk mixture. Whisk quickly. Add additional 1/2 cup of coconut milk to egg mixture and keep whisking. You are bringing egg mixture up to temperature so the eggs don’t curdle.
  • Pour egg mixture into coconut milk and continue whisking until mixture has thickened and a few bubbles have surfaced.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla.
    Set aside until mixture cools to a warm temperature, mixing every 5 minutes to help it cool quickly.
  • Pour coconut cream mixture over cake, spread with spoon to make sure it covers entire cake. Allow to cool completely.
  • Once cake is cooled, blend together 2 Tablespoons white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread whipped cream over cake.
  • Top with COOLED toasted coconut (can toast on stove or in oven).
    Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Remove from fridge 1 hour before serving.

Notes

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