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Strawberries and Cream Poke Cake

Strawberries and Cream Poke Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 15
White cake is an attractive contrast to the vivid strawberry syrup stripes. Get ready for recipe requests!
Updated March 2, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup strawberry syrup
  • 1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 cups fresh whole strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Lime peel twists

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, half-and-half, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes. Poke cake every inch with tines of meat fork or a table knife. Pour syrup slowly over cake, allowing syrup to fill holes in cake. Cool completely, about 35 minutes longer.
  • 4
    Spread whipped topping over cake. In medium bowl, gently mix strawberries, jam and sugar. Top each serving with strawberry mixture; garnish with lime peel twist. Store covered cake and strawberry mixture separately in refrigerator.

  • Take your time pouring or spooning the syrup over the cake, letting it seep down into the holes.
  • We poked the cake with a meat fork because the tines are longer and larger, ensuring better saturation of the syrup in the cake.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
9g
15%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
29g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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