Monday, April 27, 2015

Strawberry Poke Cake

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 Today, is a beautiful day at my house! It rained cats and dogs all weekend and now my grass is finally looking green and it feels like Spring! We love strawberries around my house and this is the perfect time of year for strawberry recipes. Do you ever make something and you don’t know how it’s going to work out? This is how I felt about this!
I know there is a lot of poke cake recipes out there but I wanted to take it up a notch. I always enlist the help of my whole family as the test panel and believe me, they tell me exactly what they think! From the first taste, it was apparent that we had a winner. This is so light and fluffy that it melts in your mouth! It was seriously gone in one day. Super easy to make but people will rave about this when you take it to your next BBQ.
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 Ingredients: Click to print
1 box white cake mix, (and the ingredients called for to make it on the box)
1 cup boiling water
1 ( 3ounce) packet Strawberry Jello
1 cup cold water
1 (3 ounce) box Strawberry Jello, dry
1 (3 ounce) package cheesecake Instant pudding mix, dry
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup flour, divided
8 ounces whipped cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 (8 ounce) Cool Whip, thawed
  • Bake the cake according to the box directions in a 9x 13 pan. When the cake is done, let completely cool.
  • While the cake is cooling, boil the water in a pan over a medium heat . Add the Jello to the boiling water and stir until the Jello is completely dissolved then stir in the cold water.
  • Using a fork, poke holes into the cake, Pour the Jello evenly over the tope of the cake. The top will be completely pink!
  • Cover cake and place in fridge for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Make Crumble: While the cake is in the fridge, cooling, you can make your crumble. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a small bowl combine the strawberry Jello, 4 Tablespoons butter, and a 1/2 cup flour. Using a fork, mix the ingredients together until crumble forms. In another bowl, combine the cheesecake pudding mix, 4 Tablespoons butter, and a 1/2 cup flour. Again, using the fork to mix all the ingredients until the crumble forms.
  • Spread both the strawberry and cheesecake crumble on to the lined cookie sheet, and bake for 10 minutes. Check crumble at 5 minutes, stirring so that the crumble doesn’t burn. Place pan in freezer for 10 minutes to cool down the crumble. With a fork break up the crumble.
  • Frosting: In a large, bowl, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and Cool whip until the frosting is light and fluffy. Frost the top of the cake and then sprinkle the crumble on top.
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Thanks For Stopping By!


  1. Hi Kimberly,
    That poke cake looks so delicious. I love strawberries. I can't wait to try this.

  2. Looks so good! Poke and pour cakes, but haven't seen one with the crumble topping! Yummy! Saw this over at Too Cute Tuesday link up!

  3. Looks really good and so easy to put together. Stopping by from Work It Wednesday. Pinned!

  4. I love strawberry cake and your recipe looks so easy to put together. Pinning. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

  5. I love poke cakes, they are so moist and delicious. This is a new variation of the one I have made and I'll have to try it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  6. Sounds too good to be true, just delicious and looks very summery. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  7. What a cool twist on a classic cake...I love me some good crumble on a cake! I can not wait to try this. We would love you to join us at Party in Your PJs this week.!

  8. That crumble topping looks amazing, what a fun idea!

  9. Hi, Love this strawberry poke cake, great for Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday this weekend. Pinning/sharing.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  10. I love anything with strawberries! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favortie Things blog hop , watch for your feature on Monday. xo

  11. Looks like a great summer dessert - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  12. Such a pretty and bright strawberry dessert. Thanks for sharing on MM. This will be one of my feature picks tonight.

  13. Another great recipe! Thank you again for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  14. Looks fabulous!!!! I will definitely be making this!!

  15. Strawberry poke cake looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

  16. This looks delicious, something I would love to take to the church potluck! Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty

  17. Yum! This looks delicious! I love the crumble topping - can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing at Talented Tuesdays!

  18. Yum! What a delicious looking cake!

  19. This looks wonderful! I've never made poke cake, but this recipe has me wanting to give it a try!

  20. There is nothing better than a great poke cake, this looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. I love the topping!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love having you!! Pinned!!

  22. This looks so good, Kimberly! I love the crumble.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  23. OOOOO! This is an INCREDIBLE creation! I've never seen a poke cake with a crumble before...such an awesome addition. Thanks so very much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Hope you enjoy a fabulous Mother's Day weekend. Hugs!

  24. I have made poke cake many times, but the "Crumble" is intriguing to me, since I love crunchy crumby stuff I can think of all kinds of ways to use this.

    I think your should come share this on The Oh My Heartsie Friday Features Linky Party this week.
    Hope you have a great weekend, Karren xoxo

  25. This is so cute!! Thank you for linking up to Inspire Me Monday! I will be featuring this on my blog Monday as one of my favorite links! :)

  26. Wow, that looks SO GOOD!! I definitely pinned the recipe to try for my family one night! Love this.

  27. What a great Valentine's dessert or anytime. I pinned it and can't wait to make this.

  28. Such a great idea for Valentine's Day! I love strawberry flavored desserts! Thanks so much for linking up at Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!

  29. This looks amazing, would be great for Valentines of course!!
    Thank you for sharing on the #OMHGWW this week!!

    Hope to see you for Friday Features, start on Thursday at 11AM
    Have a great week!
    @Oh My Heartsie Girl♥

  30. Oh yum!! I love this recipe because I'm a huge strawberry lover!! Would love to see you at my craft party which is new Thursdays at 7pm EST. I pin every instruction post! Have a great rest of the week!

  31. Oh this strawberry cake looks so delicious and reminds me of Spring!

  32. This looks incredible!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at #funtasticfriday !

  33. Strawberry poke cake looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

  34. Hey I love this cake and will be featuring you tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Pinned!

  35. What a gorgeous and yummy cake and I love that it is so easy! Pinned:)
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!

  36. This is definitely my kind of dessert! We love poke cakes. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday.