Southern Style Homemade Strawberry Poke Cake
A sweet homemade white cake topped with a strawberry sauce made with strawberry gelatin Jello and topped off with Cool Whip.
Summer is almost in full swing and I have already started living off of strawberries…….and poke cakes.
If you haven’t already seen all my poke cakes……I’ve made
They make the perfect dessert, especially when you need something in a hurry!
Most poke cakes are made with a boxed cake mix. But I wanted to make this one homemade. It’s a buttermilk white cake and it goes perfect with strawberries.
Feel free to use a white cake mix! The recipe will work with either one.
Strawberries are out in full bloom and I can’t help myself every time I walk by the produce section. I’ve been keeping my refrigerator stocked with strawberries, which means more strawberry recipes coming soon!
The filling is made using a box of strawberry gelatin Jello and diced strawberries.
You want to be sure to chop and dice them up into real small pieces so they will fit down into the holes of the cake.
If you’ve never made a poke cake it’s real easy…..give it a try.
Once your cake is baked you will use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes into the cake.
Making sure you go all the way down to the bottom of the pan with the spoon. You want the strawberries and the strawberry juice to fill each hole.
Then you will top the cake with the delicious strawberries making sure to press the strawberries down into the holes using the back of a spoon.
The juice from the strawberries will fill up the holes and soak into the cake.
Lastly, you will top it with Cool Whip and garnish it with strawberries and crushed vanilla wafers.
You don’t have to top it with vanilla wafers, I just happen to have some left over from making the Banana Pudding Poke Cake.
It’s perfect for a potluck or family gathering. Make one for them and one for you!