This SALTED CARAMEL COCONUT POKE CAKE is so easy to make! It is so delicious and sure to be a hit!

Author: Melissa Sperka
Serves: 16


  • 1½ cup sweetened flaked coconut, divided
  • ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 Recipe Old Fashioned Butter Cake OR 1 (15.25) oz Butter Cake mix plus ingredients to prepare
  • 1⅓ cup quality prepared caramel or dulce de leche, divided
  • 1 (16) oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Spread the pecans and ½ cup coconut on a sheet pan in a single layer. Toast the nuts for 6 minutes, then remove to cool.
  3. Toast the coconut for 6-8 minutes stirring periodically for even browning, Set aside to cool.
  4. Prepare the butter cake per the directions. After preparing the batter mix 1 cup coconut into the batter by hand.
  5. Spread the cake batter evenly into the pan. Bounce the pan a few times on the counter to remove any trapped air bubbles..
  6. Bake per the package instructions until golden and a tester inserted into the center comes back clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and immediately poke the cake generously using a fork.
  8. Pour 1 cup caramel over the hot cake. Use the back of a spoon or spatula to spread evenly gently pressing into the holes. Cool completely.
  9. After cooling, frost the top with whipped cream. Drizzle with the remaining caramel and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  10. Top with toasted coconut and pecans.
  11. Store chilled..


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