Coconut Dream Cake

Our Southern family recipe for this cake consists of a classic rum-vanilla sponge cake drenched in rich coconut cream and sweetened condensed coconut milk, then crowned with velvety Chantilly cream.

This soaked cake’s flavor has a mild coconut taste and smooth texture, with no added coconut bits⁠—just the cream. It’s a dream!

“Poke” cakes are a luscious, pudding-like American dessert that have been a nationwide specialty since the 1970s.