Strawberry shortcake has met its match! This is a wonderful recipe for a Strawberry Poke Cake.
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Strawberry Poke Cake

Strawberry shortcake has met its match! This is a wonderful recipe for a Strawberry Poke Cake, a perfect seasonal dessert (or anytime really). It is a pretty simple recipe, and it can be modified to your taste. I hope you try it, and love it as much as my family does!

You will need these ingredients for the cake:


White or yellow cake mix

3 eggs

1/3 Cup Butter

1 cup water

1/2 cup sliced strawberries (frozen work fine too)


Directions for the cake:


Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees

Mix the eggs,water, and butter together

Slowly add in the cake mix followed by the strawberries

Spray a 9×13 glass baking dish with cooking spray and pour the batter in the dish

                               Bake approximately 35 minutes or until knife/toothpick comes out clean

Once the cake is done, poke the cake with a straw.

Strawberry Poke Cake ingredients/   

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Ingredients for topping:

8 oz. of cool whip

4 cups powdered sugar

2 small boxes of cheesecake instant pudding mix

1 cup of milk (a little more or less depending on your desired consistency)

1-8 oz package of cream cheese softened

1 stick of butter softened

Mix together the butter and cream cheese, then slowly add the powdered sugar followed by the pudding mix. Once mixed well, add the cool whip, and slowly add the milk, until you reach your desired consistency (mine was 1 cup). You want it to be able to soak into the “poked holes” you made, but you don’t want it to turn your cake into mush. See the pictures for an example of the consistency you are looking for. I added a little strawberry on top as well. Feel free to add whole strawberries, or leave it without any garnishment (either way, you will not be disappointed).

Refrigerate the cake for 3-4 hours, and enjoy!


I hope you and your family enjoyed the recipe as much as mine did!  For more inspiration, recipes, valuable tips and tricks, and decorating ideas check out my other posts or follow me on Pinterest!  It was a pleasure sharing with you!

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