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Pineapple Poke Cake
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4.56 from 18 votes

Pineapple Poke Cake

Pineapple poke cake is a quick and simple dessert with big results. Light white cake mix is drenched with sweet pineapple juice, then topped with a light and fluffy whipped cream cheese topping and crunchy chopped pecans.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 28 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 376kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 1 (15 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions using a prepared 9 x 13 dish. Allow cake to cool after baking.
  • Combine the undrained pineapple and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved.
  • Using a chop stick or something similar, poke holes throughout the cake. Pour the pineapple mixture over the cake.
  • Mix together the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until combined. Stir in the vanilla extract and 1 ½ cups of the chopped pecans. Evenly spread the icing over the cake. Top with the remaining ½ cup of chopped pecans.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.1mg