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Samoa Poke Cake

  • Author: Elizabeth Buuck
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 50 min + 1 hr chill
  • Yield: 1 Sheet Cake 1x
  • Category: Cake


This Samoa Poke Cake is the best twist on your favorite girl scout cookie! Moist chocolate cake, creamy coconut frosting, and a sprinkle of chocolate chips and toasted coconut.



For the Chocolate Cake

  • 1 Box Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 14 oz Can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

For the Coconut Frosting

  • 1 C (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Coconut Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 C Powdered Sugar
  • 46 TBSP Heavy Cream, at room temperature
  • 2 C Coconut Flakes
  • ½ C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


For the Chocolate Cake

  • Bake the cake according to the package directions in a 9X13 pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 15-20 minutes, then use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes in the cake about 1-2 inches apart.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top of the cake. Use an offset spatula to spread it into an even layer and into the holes.
  • Place the cake into the fridge for at least an hour, up to overnight. *If you leave it overnight, cover with plastic wrap.

For the Coconut Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter for 10 minutes on medium high, scraping the bowl down every few minutes.
  • Add the salt, coconut extract, and vanilla extract, mix to combine.
  • Add ½ of the powdered sugar at a time, mixing for 3 minutes on low after each addition. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl several times.
  • Add the heavy cream 2 TBSP at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Spread the frosting over the chilled chocolate poke cake.
  • In a dry skillet, toast the coconut until lightly browned. Watch it closely as it can burn quickly.
  • Sprinkle the toasted coconut and chocolate chips over the top of the cake.
  • Slice and serve.


Assembled cake will keep in the fridge, covered, for up to a week

Keywords: poke cake, chocolate poke cake, samoa cake, samoa dessert