Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

This Strawberry Jello Poke Cake has moist white cake filled with pockets of strawberry jello and covered with whipped topping.  A very simple recipe, one made with a box cake mix.

This Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is cool and light - and the sweetness comes from the berries. Plus, it's a very simple recipe, one made with a box cake mix.

This is one poke cake recipe you need to try along with my Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake and this yummy Rolo Poke Cake!

Poke cakes are so pretty, and such an easy way fancy up the look of ordinary cake. Just like this Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake!

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

Summer brings more berries – and with it, more baking with berries!

I’m very pleased about the arrival of summer for many reasons,  and one is because I’ve been craving summertime desserts and cakes all winter long.

Proving berries and summer go so well together is this Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake. YUM!

Almost every week I’m scouring the farmers market, hoping for the freshest homegrown berries – and right now, all the strawberries!

This strawberry poke cake recipe is the perfect summertime indulgence, because it’s cool and light.

Most of the sweetness of this wonderful dessert comes from the berries with a little flavor of jello infused throughout.

Plus, this delicious cake is also a very simple recipe to make. Made with a boxed cake mix!

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake take few ingredients, and is a great one to enjoy at home or take along to potlucks and barbecues.

The look and taste of this easy dessert recipe are true symbols of summer.

It’s a great red and white Canada Day dessert and so pretty for birthday parties! In my experience this cake has always been a crowd favorite.

This Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is cool and light - and the sweetness comes from the berries. Plus, it's a very simple recipe, one made with a box cake mix.

How to Make Strawberry Poke Cake

This easy recipe takes only 7 simple ingredients. As always, check out the printable recipe card below for full detailed instructions.

To Make, Preheat oven to 350° and spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan with a nonstick cooking spray. Set the baking dish aside.

Combine the entire box of white cake mix, egg whites, vegetable oil and water in a large bowl of a stand mixer or mixing bowl.

Stir until all of the ingredients are wet with the end of a wooden spoon. Then mix the batter with an electric mixer or stand mixer, on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Pour batter into the 9×13 pan and bake for 25-28 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Place cake pan on a wire rack and cool for 45 minutes.

Using the handle of a wooden spoon, gently poke holes all over the top of the cake.

Pour the powdered strawberry JELLO mix into a mixing bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water and whisk until combined.

Pour the jello mixture all over the top of the cake. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.

Before serving this strawberry jello poke cake recipe, spread Cool Whip on top of the cake. Then garnish with fresh strawberries as desired.

I like to place sliced strawberries all over the entire cake, or a whole strawberry on top of each piece of cake.

This Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is cool and light - and the sweetness comes from the berries. Plus, it's a very simple recipe, one made with a box cake mix.

Variations on this recipe:

You can make your own whipped topping for this easy strawberry poke cake. Simply beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks develop. You might want to add a teaspoon vanilla extract to give it a nice sweet flavour.

I love the red with white when you use a box of moist white cake mix , though you could use yellow cake mix or chocolate cake mix if you need to.

To Store:

Place leftover cake into an airtight container or cover well with plastic wrap. Refrigerate this strawberry jello cake for up to 4 days.

I could almost eat the entire cake, so don’t be surprised if you don’t have any leftover though.

The easy recipe for Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is below, and don’t forget to check out my other Strawberry Desserts recipes.

You’ll love that it takes no time at all to make, just like my Strawberry Jello Pie recipe.

Enjoy my friends and fork cheers to summer!

What strawberry desserts are you crushing on now that summer has arrived?

This Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is cool and light - and the sweetness comes from the berries. Plus, it's a very simple recipe, one made with a box cake mix.
This Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is cool and light - and the sweetness comes from the berries. Plus, it's a very simple recipe, one made with a box cake mix.

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

This Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is cool and light - and the sweetness comes from the berries. Plus, it's a very simple recipe, one made with a box cake mix.

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 3oz box strawberry JELLO
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
  • Strawberries, for garnish

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan with a nonstick coating and set aside.
  3. Combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and water in a mixing bowl and stir until all of the ingredients are wet. Mix the batter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour into the 9x13 pan and bake for 25-28 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Place cake pan on a wire rack and cool for 45 minutes.
  6. Using the end of a wooden spoon, gently poke holes all over the top of the cake.
  7. Pour the powdered strawberry JELLO mix into a mixing bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water and whisk until combined.
  8. Pour the jello mixture all over the top of the cake.
  9. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
  10. Before serving, spread Cool Whip on top of the cake and garnish with strawberries.
  11. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 378mgCarbohydrates: 43gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

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7 Comments

  1. We used to make poke cakes regularly in summertime while i was growing up. I would love to make this beautiful cake with my own girls as our summer tradition. Yum!

  2. This reminds me of something my grandma used to make! Plus I love strawberry desserts in the summer!

  3. I make poke cakes all the time I switch it up I do a peach poke cake with peach yogurt whip on top it’s delicious

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