Strawberry Poke Cake Dessert

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Strawberry Poke Cake Dessert

Are you looking for an easy fruit cake recipe that you can make in less than 15 minutes? This recipe is so easy and a quick fix if you’re craving something fruity. Although it needs to sit for a bit, it will literally take about 15 “involved and active” minutes to make.

I threw this strawberry poke cake together for my mom’s birthday (she prefers fruity over chocolate) and she absolutely loved it – and so did everyone else! This strawberry cake was first introduced to me by a girlfriend who brought it over one night when our families were having dinner together – seriously delicious! And, it’s a great alternative to strawberry shortcake.

Here’s how to make this Strawberry Poke Cake:

Gather your ingredients.

easy fruit cake

Make the cake as directed (have you heard that milk instead of water in a cake mix makes it taste just like a bakery cake?! 🙂  )

the mix to make a poke cake

Bake the cake as directed, and once it comes of of the oven make “pokes” in it using a fork.

poke cake

Mix Jell-O mix and water and pour over cake. Let cool in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.

make a poke cake

Once cooled, top cake with Cool Whip and sliced strawberries. Enjoy!

strawberry shortcake

Strawberry Poke Cake Dessert
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 16 -20 pieces
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 (16.25 ounce) box white cake mix (+ eggs, oil, etc. called for on the box)
  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry Jell-O
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  1. Instructions:
  2. Prepare and bake cake in a 13-inch x 9-inch baking dish according to package instructions.
  3. Use a fork to poke holes all over the top of the warm cake.
  4. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the strawberry Jell-O and boiling water until combined. 4. Pour Jell-O mixture slowly over the top of the cake, allowing the liquid to soak into the holes.
  5. Cool cake for at least 3-4 hours.
  6. Top with whipped topping and garnish with fresh strawberries.
  7. Store cake in refrigerator until ready to serve.



I made this strawberry shortcake cake recipe - whipped cream frosting and all for my mom's birthday - it's delicious and SO simple - less than 5 ingredients!


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