Keurig K-cup Recipe ~ Coffee Poke Cake

Posted on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Have you ever found a recipe that is so easy and delicious you cant wait to tell all of your family and friends?  Well, this is one of those great finds folks. Coffee Poke cake can be put together in a matter of minutes with simple ingredients.  This is a great one to share with new neighbors or brunch with friends- I promise you, they will be impressed!
Let's get to the recipe...

You will need:

1 box mix of yellow cake, prepared in 9"x13" pan and cooled
1 dark roast Keurig K-cup coffee 
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus divided
14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 8oz. tub of Cool Whip, divided

-Prepare the yellow cake per box directions and allow to cool.

- Brew your dark roast K-cup coffee on the lowest water setting of your Keurig brewer and place in the fridge to cool for about 20 minutes.

-Use a fork or chopstick to poke holes in the cake, all over the top making sure to get some holes close to the edges and not just in the middle.

-In a medium sized bowl, whisk 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon into the K-cup coffee until combined.

-Add the sweetened condensed milk and 1/4 of the Cool Whip tub. Whisk until well-combined.

-Pour the coffee mixture over the cake, completely coating it and letting it run over the sides. If you used a chopstick to poke your holes they will be larger and should soak up more of the coffee mixture quickly. If you used a fork, give it some time to soak in. If you still notice a lot of liquid around the edges after a few minutes, you can pour a little off. Just not too much! That's where the yummy coffee flavor is.

-Put cake in refrigerator and allow to cool and set, 30-60 minutes.

-Use remaining Cool Whip as an icing and completely cover the cake with it.

-Use the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon as a garnish and sift it over top of the cake to make it look pretty!


I like to call this Tiramisu cake baking for dummies, it is a simplified version of the gourmet dessert that you can  make quickly and easily with the same impressive results!

This was my first experiment in the poke cake world, what are your favorite poke cake recipes?

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