July 4th Dessert: Strawberry Flag Poke Cake Recipe

Poke cakes seem to be extremely popular this past year in the food blogging community.

A cake is baked, either from a mix or from scratch, and after it cools for a bit you poke holes throughout it and pour jello or pudding over the top.

July 4th or Memorial Day Dessert: Strawberry American Flag Poke Cake Recipe

Since the fourth of July is just around the corner it seemed the perfect time to make a patriotic strawberry poke cake.

I think it turned out beautifully. Enjoy!

Patriotic Strawberry Poke Cake

July 4th or Memorial Day Dessert: Strawberry American Flag Poke Cake Recipe

A strawberry poke cake covered with cream cheese frosting, then decorated with blueberries and strawberries to make the American Flag!
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Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 15.25 oz boxed white cake mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 3 oz box strawberry flavored Jell-o
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Frosting:

  • 1 8 oz tub Cool-Whip whipped topping
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Topping:

  • 1 pound strawberries cut into triangles
  • 2 cups blueberries Depending on how big or small they are, the cup size will vary. I used 50 blueberries that were a mix of medium and large sizes

Instructions 

  • Make cake as directed on the back of the box for a 9"×13″ pan.
  • Let the cake cool for 20 minutes and “poke” the cake with a large fork until the entire surface of the cake is covered.
  • Mix together the boiling water and Jell-o until the Jell-o is completely dissolved. Pour in the cold water and mix well then pour over the cake.
  • Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for three hours.
  • Combine the Cool-Whip, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla and beat with a mixer until smooth. Spread on top of cake.
  • Top with strawberries and blueberries and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

July 4th or Memorial Day Dessert: Strawberry American Flag Poke Cake Recipe

 

Watch the how-to video below!