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Strawberry-Lime Daiquiri Poke Cake

This impressive cake is an adult version of the beloved poke cake inspired by a refreshing summer drink!

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
2
tablespoons grated lime peel
1
cup water
2/3
cup light rum
1/3
cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
2
boxes (4-serving size each) strawberry- or strawberry Daiquiri-flavored gelatin
2 1/2
cups Betty Crocker™ Whipped vanilla frosting (from 2 containers)
Strawberries and lime slices, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for two 8-inch round pans, adding grated lime peel to batter. Remove from pan to cooling rack; cool completely, about 1 hour. Wash and dry cake pans.
  • 2 Return cooled cake layers to clean 8-inch round pans. With thin stirring straw, toothpick or skewer, pierce cakes at 1/2-inch intervals.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup water to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in rum, lime juice and gelatin. Stir until completely dissolved. Spoon half of gelatin mixture over each cake. Refrigerate 1 to 3 hours to allow gelatin to set in cakes.
  • 4 To remove cakes from pans, dip pans in warm water 10 seconds. Unmold 1 cake onto serving platter; spread about 1 cup frosting on top of cake. Unmold second cake; carefully place on first cake on platter.
  • 5 Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Garnish with strawberries and lime. Loosely cover and refrigerate any remaining cake.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Light rum works best in this recipe to give a light flavor, but you could use dark or spiced rum in a pinch.

Putting the cakes back in the pans helps to reduce clean up later and give the cake more stability while it sets up.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
390mg
390%;
Total Carbohydrate
69g
69%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
52g
52%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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