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Pineapple Poke Cake Recipe

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This made from scratch Pineapple Poke Cake recipe is the perfect refreshing summer dessert. Made with crushed pineapples and topped with a delicious soaking topping for a moist delicious cake.

Pineapple Poke Cake in Blue Glass Dish Topped With Whipped Cream

Poke cakes are a favorite at our house because they are always moist and you don't have to worry about the cake being too dry.

What I like to call the soaking topping gives the cake an infusion of flavor and makes it super moist.

This is a sweet dessert that is great to make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. It's a easy cake to make for summer parties or social events.

Pineapple Poke Cake on white plate with whipped cream topped with slice of pineapple

Tips For Making Poke Cake

Poke the holes about 1 inch or more apart from each other and only poke a hole about 3/4 of the way through the cake. You don’t want to add too many to avoid the cake falling apart once cut, but you want to have enough to allow the sauce to soak through.

This cake can be made a day in advance. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

I find that baking the cake in a glass baking dish instead of a metal pan makes it easier to cut and serve.

Image of Ingredients For Pineapple Cake

Ingredients

See printable recipe card below for amounts and directions.

  • eggs
  • granulated sugar
  • crushed pineapple
  • baking soda
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
Ingredients For Poke Cake Soaking Topping

Ingredients For Poke Cake Soaking Topping

  • heavy whipping cream
  • unsalted butter
  • vanilla extract
  • granulated sugar

How To Make Pineapple Poke Cake

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.

Combine the eggs, sugar, crushed pineapple, baking soda, flour and salt in a large bowl and mix until well combined.  Pour the batter into your prepared pan.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely before moving to the next step

Once the cake is cooled, use a fork, skewer or chopstick and poke holes all over the cake.

Poking Holes In Cake For Soaking Topping

Prepare the soaking topping.

In a small saucepan, stir the heavy cream, sugar, butter and vanilla and heat until nice and bubbly.

Pour the sauce all over the cake. Allow the cake to sit for at least two hours to let the topping completely soak in.

Slice and top with whipped topping!

Pineapple Poke Cake With Whipped Cream in Blue Glass Baking Dish

How To Store Cake

Store covered with lid or plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Supplies Needed To Make Recipe

This cake is baked in a 9" x 13" glass baking dish. I recommend getting one with a lid for easy storage and to make it easier when you need to take it somewhere.

Mixing bowls like this Pyrex 3 Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set are perfect when you are baking.

You will need a small saucepan like this Cuisinart 1.5-Quart Chef's Classic Stainless Saucepan with Cover.

And I love these 100% Ring Spun Cotton Super Soft and Absorbent Dish Towels.

Pineapple Poke Cake on White Plate With Fork Cutting A Bite Out Of It

If you are a fan of cakes you might also like our Firecracker 4th of July Poke Cake, Orange Pound Cake and Strawberry Bundt Cake With Cream Filling.

I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious Pineapple Poke Cake Recipe.

Pineapple Poke Cake in Blue Glass Dish Topped With Whipped Cream

Pineapple Poke Cake Recipe

Author: Judy - RecipesSimple.com
This made from scratch Pineapple Poke Cake recipe is the perfect refreshing summer dessert. Made with crushed pineapples and topped with a delicious soaking topping for a moist delicious cake.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, do NOT drain
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Poke Cake Soaking Topping

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.
  • Combine the eggs, sugar, crushed pineapple, baking soda, flour and salt in a large bowl and mix until well combined.  Pour the batter into your prepared pan.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely before moving to the next step.
  • Once the cake is cooled, use a fork, skewer or chopstick and poke holes all over the cake.
  • Prepare the soaking topping.
  • In a small saucepan, stir the heavy cream, sugar, butter and vanilla and heat until nice and bubbly.
  • Pour the sauce all over the cake. Allow the cake to sit for at least two hours to let the topping completely soak in.
  • Slice and top with whipped topping!

Notes

Store covered with lid or plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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