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strawberry jello poke cake with strawberries on a white plate
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Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is an easy dessert made with cake mix, strawberry gelatin and fluffy whipped topping for frosting. Perfect dessert for spring and summer!  
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
refrigeration time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 244kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 3-ounce box strawberry Jello gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • .5 cup cold water
  • 1 8-ounce tub whipped topping
  • fresh strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease or spray a 9 X 13 pan with cooking spray
  • Add the cake mix, eggs, water, butter (or oil) to a large mixing bowl, and beat with hand mixer until well combined
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish, and bake for  28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean and top springs back lightly when touched 
  • Remove from oven, and allow to cool slightly
  • Use the handle of a wooden spoon or a wide drinking straw to poke holes evenly in the cake 
  • Add the strawberry gelatin powder to a medium mixing bowl, stir in boiling water, and mix until powder is completely dissolved
  • Stir in cold water
  • Pour gelatin over cake and into holes, making sure gelatin covers cake 
  • Place in refrigerator, and refrigerate until completely cooled 
  • Top with whipped topping or whipped cream, and garnish with fresh strawberries before serving


If using cake mix to make the cake, follow the directions on the box for best results.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg