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Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake Recipe

This Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake is the perfect cool and refreshing dessert. Yellow cake with strawberry gelatin poked throughout, topped with a delicious whipped topping and fresh strawberries.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 2683 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix (plus ingredients on back)
  • 1 small box instant strawberry JELL-O Raspberry or cherry work too!
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 8 oz. block cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups Cool Whip or Whipped Cream
  • 2 pints strawberries sliced


  1. Make Yellow Cake by following directions on box.

  2. Once the cake is out, take a fork and poke it all over.

  3. While cake is still warm, make jell-o by adding mix to 1 cup hot water and dissolving and then adding 1 cup cold water. Spoon this liquid over the top of the cake, making sure it goes through the holes made by the fork. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

  4. When ready to serve make frosting by mixing cream cheese, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Add vanilla. Mix to well combined. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over cake.

  5. Spread sliced strawberries over the frosting or add individually to each cake square. ENJOY!

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2683 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 3915mg170%
Potassium 1852mg53%
Carbohydrates 597g199%
Fiber 25g104%
Sugar 354g393%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 556.5mg675%
Calcium 1404mg140%
Iron 14.6mg81%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.