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Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is a traditional southern dessert featuring a cake layer imbued with strawberry jello, a creamy topping and fresh strawberries on top
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Strawberry Poke Cake (with Video)

This Strawberry Poke Cake is a luscious dessert that's strawberries and cream at its best! It's a burst of flavor that melts in your mouth, and you can make it ahead of time. Perfect as an everyday dessert as well as for a party, holiday or special occasion!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, poke, strawberry
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 157kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 15 oz white cake mix 1 box
  • ingredients called for on cake mix package eggs, oil and water
  • 3 oz strawberry jello powder 1 small box
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 1/2 cups whipped cream beaten until stiff, or 8 oz whipped topping
  • 1 pint strawberries halved


  • Grease a 13x9 inch baking pan with oil or nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Prepare cake batter according to package instructions and pour into pan. 
  • Bake cake and remove from oven. 
  • While still warm, poke holes an inch deep all over the cake using the handle of a wooden spoon.
  • In a medium measuring cup, combine jello powder and boiling water. Stir slowly for a minute to dissolve completely and then cool slightly for 5 minutes.
  • Pour jello evenly over the surface of the cake, and place in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Using a spatula, carefully spread whipped cream on top of the cake.
  • Arrange 20-24 strawberry halves spaced evenly across the top. Serve and enjoy!



This cake can be made 1-2 days ahead of time depending on the strawberries' condition. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until serving.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 17.4mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 0.6mg