Bake a Strawberries-and-Cream Poke Cake and they'll really know how much you care! This cake features white cake mix and a drizzle of liquid strawberry flavor gelatin that gives the cake its flavor. Cheesecake flavor instant pudding gives this Strawberries-and-Cream Poke Cake its creamy topping!
Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely.
Pierce cake with wooden skewer or chopstick at 1/2-inch intervals. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water; pour over cake.
Refrigerate 3 hours.
Beat pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Fold in COOL WHIP.
Spread pudding mixture onto top of cake. Top with strawberries.
Refrigerate 1 hour.
Troubleshooting Undissolved JELL-O Gelatin
If you've added the boiling water to the dry JELL-O Gelatin and cannot get the gelatin to completely dissolve, place the gelatin in a microwaveable bowl and microwave on HIGH 30 sec. This should bring up the temperature of the water to a point where it is hot enough to completely dissolve the gelatin. Stir until completely dissolved.
How to Fold
Use a folding technique to incorporate light airy ingredients, such as thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, beaten egg whites or whipped cream, into heavier mixtures, such as thickened JELL-O Pudding or prepared cake batter. Start by stirring a small amount of the lighter mixture into the heavier mixture to thin it slightly. Then, blend the remaining two mixtures by using a rubber spatula to gently cut down vertically into both mixtures, then scraping the spatula across the bottom of the bowl and up the side to fully incorporate the two mixtures, rotating the bowl as you go.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.