Strawberry-Lime Daiquiri Poke Cake

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

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

Ingredients

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

  • 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

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.

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.