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Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

Incredibly light, moist, and bursting with flavor! This Strawberry Jello Poke Cake is always a crowd favorite...but it will be our secret that it only took about 15 minutes of work to make.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Servings 16 servings


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 3-ounce box strawberry Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 8-ounce tub Cool Whip topping
  • Strawberries for garnish, optional


  • Bake the cake in a 9x13-inch pan according to the instructions on the box. Remove from the oven and cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes.
  • Pierce the cake with a fork at ½-inch intervals.
  • In a 2 cup glass measuring cup, mix the dry Jello with 1 cup boiling water. Stir for 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water.
  • Carefully pour the Jello over the cake, making sure to pour over all the fork holes. Then refrigerate the cake for at least 3 hours.
  • After the cake has chilled, frost with the Cool Whip and garnish with strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.