April 22, 2017

Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

Poke Cakes are fun to make and a delicious chilled dessert for hot summer days!
 This version features fresh strawberries and creamy whipped topping.
All you need are 5 simple ingredients to make this crowd pleasing cake!


Ingredients:

Makes 18 servings
  • 1 box white or yellow cake mix, prepared 
  • 2 cups strawberries, diced {plus more for garnish}
  • 1 3oz box strawberry jello mix
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 container Cool Whip

Directions:

  1. Prepare and bake the cake according to the package instructions.  Bake in a 9x13 baking dish. 
  2. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Poke holes all over the cake using the end of a wooden spoon. 
  4. Meanwhile, bring the 1/2 cup of water to a boil then stir in the strawberry jello and diced strawberries. Stir for 1 minute then remove from heat.
  5. Let cool slightly for a few minutes then pour the strawberry mixture all over the cake so it goes into the holes and on top.
  6. Cover the cake and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
  7. Spread a thick layer of Cool Whip on top.
  8.  Add additional sliced strawberries on top, cut into squares, and serve!

Prepare and bake the cake according to the package instructions.  
You can bake in a 9x13 baking dish or two 8x8 dishes like I did. 
Let cool while you prepare the strawberry sauce.
Dice 2 cups of strawberries.
Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil then add a small 3oz package of strawberry Jello.
Add strawberries to the Jello mix.
Stir for 1 minute then remove from heat.
Poke holes all over the cake using the end of a wooden spoon. 
Pour the strawberry mixture all over the cake. 
Try to pour it into the holes and all over the top.
Cover the cake and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
Spread a thick layer of Cool Whip on top.
 Add additional sliced strawberries on top as a garnish if you'd like.
Cut into squares and serve!


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