Easy Lightened Up Strawberry Poke Cake

Easy Lightened Up Strawberry Poke Cake

This Easy Lightened Up Strawberry Poke Cake screams summertime-it’s refreshing, fruity, and easy to make!! Perfect for a family gathering, summer BBQ, or weekday dessert!

Author: thepounddropper.com

PREP TIME10 minutes

COOK TIME25 minutes


TOTAL TIME1 day 35 minutes


  • 1 (16.5 oz.) package Duncan Hines White Cake Mix or (16 oz.) Pillsbury Sugar Free Yellow Cake Mix  
  • 1 package (.3 oz.) package of sugar free Jell-o 
  • 1 cup water  
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce  
  • 3 whole eggs or 3 large egg whites  
  • 1 cup boiling water 
  • 1/2 cup cold water 
  • 8 oz. lite or sugar free cool whip
  • Fresh strawberries or fruit, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine, cake mix, 1 cup water, eggs or egg whites, and unsweetened applesauce. Whisk until well combined. 
  3. Pour batter into prepared 9×13 baking dish. 
  4. Cook for 22-25 minutes. 
    Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes on the counter.  Poke the entire cake all over to create small holes (I use the end of a chopstick or small wooden spoon).
  5. In a small mixing bowl combine Jell-o and boiling water. Stir until Jell-o is completely dissolved. 
  6. Add cold water. Stir until well combined. Pour Jell-o over the cake slowly ensuring it gets in all of the holes. Cover with plastic wrap or foil. 
  7. Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or until the jello sets. The longer it chills the better-overnight is best.
  8. Remove from fridge and spread cool whip over the top of the chilled cake.
  9. Garnish with fresh strawberries or fruit! Slice cake into 20 servings-5 rows of 4 servings


  • Store leftovers in fridge in an airtight container or insert toothpicks into the cake and make a tent with foil.
  • This poke cake will stay fresh for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:

YIELD:20 4 ww points

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