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Strawberries and Cream Jello Poke Cake
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Strawberries & Cream Poke Cake is made with a cake mix, seeped with Jello & topped with sweet cream and strawberries. This easy Jello dessert is perfect for get-togethers!
Prep Time4 hours
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time4 hours 30 minutes
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Poke Cake
Servings: 20
Calories: 193kcal


How to Make the Strawberry Poke Cake

  • 1 15.25 oz boxed white cake mix
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 3 oz strawberry Jell-O
  • ½ cup cold water

How to Make the Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 8 oz vanilla frosting {I like the whipped white frosting for this recipe}
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 16 oz strawberries for topping


Cake baking

  • To start, bake the cake as directed on the back of the box. Follow the directions for a 9x13 pan.
  • If you want to make boxed cake mix taste a little better, swap out milk for the water and add an additional egg -or egg white in this case!
  • After the cake has cooked, let it cool for 20 minutes. Then “poke” the cake with a large fork. I space my pokes about 1/2″ apart, covering the entire surface of the cake.

Jell-O time

  • First, in a medium saucepan boil ¾ cup of water.
  • Once it boils, in a mixing bowl combine the boiling water and the Jell-O mix and stir until the Jell-O is completely dissolved.
  • Then, pour in ½ cup cold water and continue to stir, then pour over the cake.
  • Lastly, cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about three hours.

Making the topping

  • In a medium size bowl, combine the Cool-Whip and frosting together, stirring gently.
  • Add in almond extract and mix until fully combined.
  • Spread the mixture on top of cake gently, be careful not to tear the cake.
  • Next, wash, core and slice/dice the fresh strawberries. You can even use a fancy strawberry slicer if you'd like! Layer them on top of the cream when ready to serve. Store cake in fridge.



Strawberries & Cream Poke Cake is a sweet treat that is perfect for many occasions. Just imagine the surprise on your families face when you pull this out for dessert! 


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.6mg