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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!

  • Cake Mix: you can use a regular white cake mix such as Duncan Hines White Cake Mix or the Pillsbury sugar free yellow cake mix! The point values are listed for both options. If you live in the United States, you can find the Pillsbury Sugar Free Cake mixes online HERE on Amazon or at your local Walmart store. 
  • Eggs: you can use whole egg or egg whites… keep in mind if you are using the white cake mix, you’ll want to use just egg whites-since the yolks will discolor the batter it will turn out more yellow than white. 
  • Unsweetened Applesauce: I use this as a substitute for oil-which makes this cake lower in points, fat, and calories.
  • Sugar Free Jello: You can use any flavor of sugar free jello mix you like!! I used strawberry sugar free jell-o for this recipe. 
  • Boiling water
  • Cold water
  • Lite or sugar free cool whip-used for the frosting.
  • Fresh strawberries or fruit- for topping/garnish. 

What other flavors can I make for this Easy Lightened Up Poke Cake?

  • Pillsbury Sugar Free Chocolate Cake Mix- mixed with any flavor of sugar free jell-o such as: raspberry, lime, or orange.Garnish with raspberries, strawberries, mandarin oranges, peaches, or limes. 
  • Pillsbury Yellow Cake Mix-mixed with any flavor sugar free jell-o such as: raspberry, lime, or orange. Garnish with raspberries, strawberries, mandarin oranges, peaches, or limes. 
  • Ducan Hines White Cake Mix-mixed with any flavor sugar free jell-o such as: raspberry, lime, or orange. Garnish with raspberries, strawberries, mandarin oranges, peaches, or limes. 

How do I make this Easy Lightened Up Strawberry Poke Cake?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine, cake mix, water, whites, and unsweetened applesauce.

Whisk until well combined.

 

Pour batter into prepared 9×13 baking dish. 

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).

In a small mixing bowl combine Jell-o and boiling water. Stir until Jell-o is completely dissolved. 

Add cold water. Pour Jell-o over the cake slowly ensuring it gets in all of the holes. 

Cover with plastic wrap or foil.

Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or until the jello sets.

The longer it chills the better-overnight is best!

Remove from fridge and spread lite cool whip over the top of the chilled cake.

Garnish with fresh strawberries or fruit! 

 

Directions: 

  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.  Cook for 22-25 minutes. 
  4. 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. 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 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.
  10. Store leftovers in fridge in an airtight container or insert toothpicks into the cake and make a tent with foil.
  11. This poke cake will stay fresh for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Servings: Makes 20 servings

GREEN/BLUE/ PURPLE:

Yield: 20

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 Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 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 9x13 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.

    Servings: Makes 20 servings

    GREEN/BLUE/ PURPLE:

    3 smartpoints per serving if using sugar free cake mix and sugar free Jell-o. 


    5 smartpoints per serving if using regular Ducan Hines White Cake Mix with sugar free Jell-o. 


    6 smartpoints per serving if using regular Ducan Hines White Cake Mix with regular Jell-o. 

Notes

  • 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

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 20gNet Carbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

 

Peggy

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Hi would like to no is the white cake the only one you can use your recipes

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