Strawberry cake photographed from the top with a small white plate holding a slice of cake, and a small bowl of strawberries
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5 from 4 votes

Strawberry Poke Cake

A soft and fluffy homemade white cake that's made extra fun with a strawberry jello mix poured in. Topped with sweetened whipped cream and extra strawberries, this delights children and adults alike.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry, cake
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Farah Abumaizar

Ingredients

For the white cake:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1/2 cup full fat milk

For the jello mix:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 packet strawberry jello mix

For the whipped cream topping:

  • 250 ml whipping cream (1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar (or regular)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For garnish:

  • whole, halved, or sliced strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 C (350F) and lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, or with a handheld mixer, combine the eggs, vanilla, and sugar by mixing on medium speed for 5 minutes or until thick and creamy.
  • While mixing, add in the oil by drizzling it in slowly, followed by the yogurt and milk.
  • Using a spatula, fold in the flour until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • When cake comes out of the oven, allow it to cool for 20 minutes, then prepare your jello mix by stirring the jello powder into the boiling water until gelatin dissolves.
  • Poke your cake all over with a wooden skewer or toothpick (holes should be about 2-3 cm apart) then pour the hot jello mix on top evenly. Cool completely, for about 1 hour.
  • While cake is cooling, prepare your sweetened whipped cream by combining the whipping cream, icing sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium high speed with a whisk attachment until soft peaks form, about 2 -3 minutes.
  • Spread the whipped topping evenly on the cake as thick as you'd like, then garnish with strawberries. Store in the cake until serving.

Notes

White cake recipe adapted from rawanshehs