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Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake

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Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12
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This fluffy lemon poke cake gets a surprising burst of flavor from Betty Crocker™ vanilla frosting mixed with pureed fresh strawberries. Finished with whipped topping, chopped fresh strawberries and lemon peel, it's a dessert that tastes like the sweetest days of summer.
Updated Nov 1, 2017

Ingredients

Cake

Filling

  • 1 container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 cup finely mashed fresh strawberries (4 to 5 large berries)

Topping

  • 1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack 10 minutes. With handle of wooden spoon (1/2 inch in diameter), poke holes almost to bottom of cake every 1/2 inch, wiping spoon handle with paper towel to reduce sticking.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat frosting and mashed strawberries with spoon until well blended. While cake is still warm, gently spread over cake; working back and forth to fill holes. (Some filling will remain on top of cake.) Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • 5
    Spoon and spread whipped topping evenly over top of cooled cake. Sprinkle with chopped berries and 1 tablespoon lemon peel. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Be sure to poke cake 50 to 60 times so there is plenty of filling in the cake!
  • tip 2
    1 medium lemon yields about 3 tablespoons juice and 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel.
  • tip 3
    To make quick work of mashing strawberries, try a potato masher! In small bowl, mash halved strawberries until broken down and almost smooth with no big pieces.

Nutrition

450 Calories, 21g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 62g Total Carbohydrate, 41g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
190
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
110mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
62g
21%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
41g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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