Mounds Poke Cake is a delightful dessert that combines the rich, deep flavors of chocolate with the sweet, tropical taste of coconut. It’s inspired by the clas
sic Mounds candy bar, featuring a moist chocolate cake infused with coconut cream and sweetened condensed milk, then topped with luscious chocolate frosting and shredded coconut. This cake is perfect for coconut and chocolate lovers and is an excellent choice for gatherings, celebrations, or as a special treat for any day.
1 box of chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients called for on the box: usually water, oil, and eggs)
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 (15 oz) can of coconut cream
1 (7 oz) package of shredded sweetened coconut
1 (12 oz) container of chocolate frosting
Optional: additional shredded coconut or almond slivers for garnish
Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the chocolate cake mix box, usually around 350°F (175°C). Prepare a 9×13 inch baking dish by greasing it lightly or lining it with parchment paper.
Prepare the chocolate cake batter according to the instructions on the box. This typically involves mixing the cake mix with water, oil, and eggs. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
Bake the cake in the preheated oven following the box instructions, usually for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Once the cake is baked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool slightly. While still warm, use the handle of a wooden spoon or a similar object to poke holes all over the top of the cake.
In a medium bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk and coconut cream. Pour this mixture over the cake, making sure to fill the holes. This will infuse the cake with a rich coconut flavor.
Sprinkle the package of shredded sweetened coconut evenly over the top of the cake. The coconut will stick to the wet surface, creating a generous coconut layer.
Spread the container of chocolate frosting over the layer of coconut. If the frosting is too stiff to spread easily, you can warm it slightly in the microwave to soften it.
Optional: Garnish the cake with additional shredded coconut or almond slivers for added texture and presentation.
Refrigerate the cake for at least 1 hour to allow it to set and the flavors to meld together.
Serve the Mounds Poke Cake chilled. It pairs wonderfully with a cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk.
Even Holes: Ensure the holes poked in the cake are evenly spaced to evenly distribute the coconut cream mixture.
Customization: You can customize the cake by adding a layer of almond slivers between the coconut and chocolate layers to mimic an Almond Joy candy bar.
Storage: Keep the cake refrigerated and covered. It can be stored for up to 5 days.
Preparation Time: Approximately 15-20 minutes (plus time for preparing and baking the cake)
Cooking Time: As per cake mix instructions
Total Time: About 1 hour and 35 minutes (including refrigeration time)
Calories: Approximately 350-400 per serving (varies based on the size of the slice and the specific ingredients used)
Protein: 3-5g per serving
Sodium: Varies based on the cake mix and frosting used
Mounds Poke Cake is a simple yet indulgent dessert that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Its combination of chocolate and coconut flavors makes it a delightful treat for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a special event or just enjoying a family dinner, this cake is a perfect choice for a delicious and satisfying dessert.