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Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake Recipe

Lil' Luna
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.
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Refrigerate 4 hrs
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 2683 kcal


  • 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


  • Make Yellow Cake by following directions on box.
  • Once the cake is out, take a fork and poke it all over.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread sliced strawberries over the frosting or add individually to each cake square. ENJOY!



Calories: 2683kcalCarbohydrates: 597gProtein: 30gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 3915mgPotassium: 1852mgFiber: 25gSugar: 354gVitamin A: 375IUVitamin C: 556.5mgCalcium: 1404mgIron: 14.6mg
Keyword Strawberry Shortcake Cake
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