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WW Patriotic Poke Cake

Looking for a fun Patriotic dessert?! This Patriotic Poke Cake is a great choice.
A delicious yellow cake filled with sugar free pudding, makes this cake delicious and super moist. You just can’t go wrong!

Servings: Makes 18 servings

GREEN, BLUE, or PURPLE: 4 SmartPoints® per serving.

 

Looking for more low point 4th of July recipes? Be sure to check out these great recipes:

Zero Point Fruit Salad

Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers

Easy Teriyaki Chicken

 

How do I make this Patriotic Poke Cake?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, unsweetened apple sauce, eggs, extract and water. Pour batter into a lightly sprayed with cooking spray, 9×11 pan.

Cook for 22 minutes and then let it cool for 10-15 minutes.

Using the end of a mixing spoon, poke the cake with holes through the entire cake.

In a mixing bowl combine pudding mix and skim milk. Whisk together until it thickens.

Pour the pudding mixture onto cake, and spread evenly across cake.

Refrigerator for at least 2 hours. 

Remove the chilled cake and add cool whip.

Make a fruit design in the shape of an American flag using blueberries and strawberries/raspberries.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Pillsbury sugar-free yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 small (1.0 oz) package of sugar-free pudding mix ( I use lemon. You can use any sugar free flavor such as: banana, cheesecake, lemon, or vanilla) 
  • 1 cup skim milk ( do not use unsweetened almond milk otherwise the pudding will not set)
  • 6 oz. fat-free or sugar free cool whip
  • fruit of your choice ( half strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries ect.)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, unsweetened apple sauce, eggs, extract and water. Pour batter into a lightly sprayed with cooking spray, 9×13 pan.
  3. Cook for 22 minutes and then let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine pudding mix and skim milk. Whisk together until it thickens.
  5. Using the end of a mixing spoon, poke the cake with holes through the entire cake. Pour pudding mixture onto cake, and spread evenly across cake.
  6. Refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  7. Remove the chilled cake and spread cool whip over the top of the pudding/cake.
  8. Make a fruit design in the shape of an American flag using blueberries and strawberries/raspberries.

Servings: Makes 18 servings

GREEN, BLUE, or PURPLE: 4 SmartPoints® per serving.

Notes:

  1. Cover with plastic or foil wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to a week. 
  2. This cake can be made in advance and stored in refrigerator. Just add the cool whip and fruit 30 minutes before serving.
Yield: 18

WW Patriotic Poke Cake

WW Patriotic Poke Cake

Looking for a fun Patriotic dessert?! This Patriotic Poke Cake is a great choice.A delicious yellow cake filled with sugar free pudding, makes this cake delicious and super moist. You just can't go wrong.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury sugar-free yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 small (1.0 oz) package of sugar-free pudding mix ( I use lemon. You can use any sugar free flavor such as: banana, cheesecake, lemon, or vanilla) 
  • 1 cup skim milk ( do not use unsweetened almond milk otherwise the pudding will not set)
  • 6 oz. fat-free or sugar free cool whip
  • fruit of your choice ( half strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries ect.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, unsweetened apple sauce, eggs, extract and water. Pour batter into a lightly sprayed with cooking spray, 9x13 pan.
  3. Cook for 22 minutes and then let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine pudding mix and skim milk. Whisk together until it thickens.
  5. Using the end of a mixing spoon, poke the cake with holes through the entire cake. Pour pudding mixture onto cake, and spread evenly across cake.
  6. Refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  7. Remove the chilled cake and spread cool whip over the top of the pudding/cake.
  8. Make a fruit design in the shape of an American flag using blueberries and strawberries/raspberries.

Servings: Makes 18 servings

GREEN, BLUE, or PURPLE: 4 SmartPoints® per serving.

Notes

    1. Cover with plastic or foil wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to a week. 
    2. This cake can be made in advance and stored in refrigerator. Just add the cool whip and fruit 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 115Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 28mgSodium 282mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 3g

The point values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients I used for the recipe using the WW app and can vary depending on ingredients used.

Kristi

Monday 25th of May 2020

Any suggestion for making the pudding if you can’t handle milk anymore? I drink unsweetened almond milk but regular mills make my stomach sick.

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

You may subsitute the jello pudding for flavored ( strawberry) jello gelatin. I make it that way for those that can handle the pudding texture and it's super delicious. Just make the gelatin using the directions on back of the package and pour it over the cooled cake with the holes. It gives the cake lots of flavor and moisture.

Hope that helps!

Linds

Madison

Monday 25th of May 2020

Should this be made with cook and serve pudding mix or instant pudding mix?

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Hi Madison

I use the instant pudding mix for this recipe.

Thank you

Marina

Thursday 4th of July 2019

I made this for our July 4th celebration today. It looks just like the picture. It looks great and I'm sure it will taste even better. Thanks for the recipe.

Dorine

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Have you tried this with the Pillsbury sugar free chocolate cake mix?

Raven

Thursday 4th of July 2019

I ended up mixing up both 1/2 the SF yellow cake mix ingredients and the SF chocolate cake mix, then dropping/swirling small amounts of the SF chocolate cake mix into the vanilla in the cake pan, making a marble cake instead of just the plain yellow. I measured half of each cake mix to use for this. I made two marble cakes this way. I made the SF FF French vanilla pudding on one, and SF FF Milk Chocolate pudding on the other. BOTH were amazing and very well received. I ate one piece and saved another. Good thing I did because it’s all gone now... lol

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Hi Dorine,

I haven’t tried that before but you definitely could-it sounds delicious! Thanks

Shirley Mitchell

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Hi...is there some place that carries the sugar free cake mixes locally? It sounds fun to make, but I have only seen the cake mixes on Amazon.

Raven

Thursday 4th of July 2019

I’ve seen them at several Walmarts. Also Kroger’s in the MidWest, if you’re there.

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Hi Shirley,

I get them at my local Walmart or Target store. I know every Target and Walmart carry different items but you may want to try either of those places.

Thanks so much,

Linds

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