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Strawberry Poke Cake made with box cake mix and jell-o.

Strawberry Poke Cake Recipe

This Strawberry Poke Cake Recipe starts with a simple box cake mix that is infused with Strawberry Jello and topped with a light Whipped Cream. It's super easy to make and is a great dessert recipe for just about any occasion.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chill TIme 1 hour
Servings 20 Servings
Calories 135 kcal


  • 1 package white cake mix prepared and baked
  • 1 small package strawberry Jell-o
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 8- ounc container whipped topping
  • Strawberries for garnish optional


  1. Prepare the cake according to package instructions and allow to cool completely.
  2. Use a wooden skewer to poke several holes in the cake.
    Strawberry Poke Cake Instructions includes making holes after baking the cake.
  3. Prepare the strawberry Jello by dissolving the contents of the package in boiling water, then stirring in cold water. Spoon the Jello mixture over the top of the cake.
  4. Place the cake in the refrigerator and chill for at least an hour, until the Jello is set.
  5. Top the cake with the whipped topping and garnish with sliced strawberries.

Recipe Notes

For another fun idea to add a little jazz to this recipe, you can add some Jell-O instant pudding the the layers. Just put it in between the Strawberry Jello and the Whipped Topping. Simple make the Pudding according to the directions on the box, let it set and cool, then spread it on top of the Strawberry Jello before you add your whipped topping. I'd suggest using Vanilla Pudding flavor, but you can use any flavor that sounds awesome to you!

One of the keys to this recipe is that you need to let everything cool and set if it says to do so in the instructions. So, while this IS a simple recipe to make, it is not a QUICK recipe. So, make sure allot plenty of time to prepare this recipe. It's not a bad idea to make the cake the day before to make sure it has time to fully cool before adding the toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Poke Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.