Since Valentine’s Day is on Saturday this year, we’re planning a nice little family dinner, and I’ve been trying out different desserts to serve. I am completely addicted to chocolate, so if it was just about me, dessert would be a no-brainer! But it’s all about sharing the love on that day, I want to make something that everyone in the family will enjoy. I made this Strawberry Poke Cake with Fluffy Chocolate Frosting, and I’m pretty sure this one will be a big hit at our Valentine’s Day celebration!
Poke cakes are as fun to make as they are to eat, and I think everyone likes to see the different colors inside the cake. I was originally going to use chocolate cake with strawberry filling, but then the anti-chocolate folks in the family thought that the red would show up better with a white cake. And they were probably right!
I used a white cake mix, but of course, you could make this cake from scratch. I also like to add a little bit of vanilla extract for extra flavor. And for the frosting, I combined some chocolate frosting with Cool Whip so that the frosting is nice and fluffy and light.
- 1 box of white cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 8-oz containers of Cool Whip
- 1 16-oz container of chocolate frosting
- Strawberry Syrup
After the cake is frosted, keep it refrigerated until ready to serve. I had to make sure that certain young people didn’t try to poke their fingers into the poke cake, so I let them have what was left over from the frosting bowl — the joys of youth!
I still needed more chocolate, so I topped the cake slices with chocolate syrup, and then I added some fresh strawberries right before serving — yum!
Doesn’t it look good enough to eat? The family loved it, so this little strawberry poke cake will be on the menu for Valentine’s Day. And it would make a great take-along dessert for potlucks and other events.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day — eating in or dining out?
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