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Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake

Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
3/4
cup water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup lemon juice
2
tablespoons finely grated lemon peel
3
eggs

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

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  • 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.
  • Be sure to poke cake 50 to 60 times so there is plenty of filling in the cake!

Expert Tips

  • 1 medium lemon yields about 3 tablespoons juice and 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel.
  • 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 Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
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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