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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Homemade Strawberry Poke Cake

Strawberry fans will love this homemade strawberry poke cake! White cake made from scratch with strawberry jello combined with bits of strawberries throughout the cake, a thin layer of strawberry chunks, topped off with a layer of Cool Whip is sure a sweet delight! Add a final touch of sliced fresh strawberries to the top to complete this fresh dessert!


Since Valentine's Day is coming up I thought it would be fun to share such a pretty cake and perfect for the holiday. But it is also great really any time of the year, especially when fresh strawberries are in season! Strawberries are my favorite fresh fruit in the summer! It is a great summer dessert!


This delicious white cake flavored with fresh strawberries and topped off with a layer of whipped cream is the perfect dessert for that fresh and sweet taste in a cake! It looks beautiful when you cut into it. If you need a fun, festive and tasty dessert for any holiday or get together this is a perfect and simple treat to make.


I like to bake desserts homemade and that is what I share here in the recipe, but you can easily use a White boxed caked mix just the same.



Homemade Strawberry Poke Cake

Ingredients:

White Cake 
4 egg whites
2 cups flour
1 tsp Clabber Girl baking powder
1/2 tsp Clabber Girl baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Strawberry Filling
2 cups strawberries - chopped and diced into small pieces
1 box strawberry jello mix
1/2 cup boiling water

1 container Cool Whip

Directions:

In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix together and set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine the shortening, sugar, and vanilla and beat together with hand mixer until well mixed. Add egg whites to the sugar/shortening mixture and beat well. Then add the flour mixture and buttermilk a slowly and continue beating together until it is all mixed together well. Pour the batter into a 9x13 well greased baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
While the cake is baking and cooling, prepare the strawberry topping. Boil the water in a small saucepan. Chop and dice the strawberries into small pieces and crush them slightly. 2 cups of strawberries are needed. Add strawberry jello mix, the boiling water and the crushed strawberries to the saucepan and bring to a boil, then let cool.
Once the cake is cool use the end of a wooden spoon with a round handle and poke holes into the cake. Pour the cooled strawberry jello mixture over top of the cake and into the holes. Some of the strawberries can be spread out on top of the cake as well to give a little strawberry layer on top of the vanilla cake. Top off the cake by spreading the Cool Whip all over the cake and add sliced strawberries on top. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE


This homemade cake is super delicious! Its fresh and perfectly sweet for any potluck dinner you may have. Great for Valentine's Day, Forth of July, any special occasion you may have. Especially when strawberries are in season with fresh berries!




This post is sponsored by Clabber Girl but my
 thoughts/opinions are always 100% my own


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