Go Back
A slice of Strawberry Poke Cake on a plate

Strawberry Poke Cake

Strawberry poke cake is a simple refreshing dessert that comes together easily for a potluck and picnic-ready treat that spreads springtime smiles.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Strawberry Poke Cake, How To Make Strawberry Poke Cake, Strawberry Poke Cake, Strawberry Poke Cake Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 285kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 box white cake mix PLUS ingredients on the cake box
  • 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 (21-ounces) cans strawberry pie filling
  • 1 (8-ounce) container cool whip thawed
  • 2 pint fresh strawberries sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Prepare the cake according to box instructions. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set the pan on the wire baking rack and cool for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together jello and boiling water, until jello is completely dissolved.
  • Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes into the cake, every inch. Carefully pour jello mixture evenly over top of the cake. Wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Spread pie filling evenly over top of cooled cake. Using the back of a rubber spatula, gently press the pie filling into the holes. Spread with a cool whip over the top. When ready to serve, top decoratively with sliced strawberries and serve!