Strawberry-Lime Daiquiri Poke Cake

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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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
tablespoons grated lime peel
cup water
cup light rum
cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 470
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 2 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 390mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 69g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 52g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.