If you love strawberry cheesecake then you have to try Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake. White cake is filled with the flavor of strawberries and then covered with a layer of cheesecake and cool whip for a delicious cake the whole family will love!
This Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake is perfect for a dessert on the weekend, parties, and summer bbq’s. You can serve this poke cake year-round.
The cake takes a couple of hours to make but each step is extremely easy. The lengthy time to make this cake comes from refrigerating at each step.
Poke cakes are fun to eat and look at. Each piece of cake shows the strawberry jello seeping into the cake.
Every bite is bursting with the flavor of strawberries and cheesecake.
Using premade white cake mix and Instant cheesecake pudding helps make this cake a cinch to put together.
Do you love cheesecake and strawberries? If so, this strawberry cheesecake poke cake recipe is for you!
This delicious dessert recipe will have your mouth watering as soon as it starts to cook.
But don’t take my word for it, get the ingredients together and try making yourself a piece of this yummy treat today!
In about 3 hours, you’ll have a soft white cake filled with strawberry flavor and cheesecake pudding ready to enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE POKE CAKE
White cake is baked and then filled with strawberry jello for an intense strawberry flavor and then covered with creamy cheesecake pudding and cool whip for a delicious snack or dessert the whole family will enjoy! Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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- Measuring Spoons – I LOVE my set of these!
- Mixing bowls
- Stand mixer or hand mixer
- 9×13 baking dish
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE POKE CAKE INGREDIENTS
This fun and easy Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious dessert or snack your family will love. All you need is:
- white cake mix (plus ingredients on box to make the cake)
- some strawberry Jello
- fresh or frozen strawberries in sugar
- instant cheesecake pudding
- cold milk
- cool whip
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE POKE CAKE RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 F.
Make the cake according to the directions on the box.
Spray the sides of a 9×13 pan with baking spray.
Pour batter into the cake pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Allow the cake to cool completely.
With a fork poke holes all over the cake.
Next, make the Strawberry Jello according to the directions on the box, and pour it over the cake.
Refrigerate the cake for 1 hour.
Make the Cheesecake pudding according to the directions on the box, and mix in ½ cup cut up strawberries, and pour over the cake.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Using a spatula, spread the cool whip over the top of the cake and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Slice the cake and serve with fresh strawberries on the side.
In about 3 hours, you’ll have a cake filled with strawberry flavors and creamy cheesecake that’s sure to become a new favorite!
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE POKE CAKE TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made a poke cake, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE POKE CAKE?
This Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake recipe takes approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:
- About 60 minutes to prep and bake the cake and allow it to cool
- Close to 5 minutes to make the strawberry jello and pour over the cake
- Around 60 minutes to refrigerate the cake
- 10 minutes to make the cheesecake layer and pour over the cake
- 65 minutes to refrigerate the cake and spread cool whip overtop
HOW DO I STORE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE POKE CAKE?
You can store Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.
CAN I USE VANILLA PUDDING MIX INSTEAD OF CHEESECAKE PUDDING MIX?
You can use vanilla pudding mix instead of cheesecake pudding mix in this recipe. The poke cake will taste a little different because it will be missing the cheesecake flavor but it will still taste great.
Vanilla pudding mix will go great with strawberries.
Make the instant vanilla pudding mix according to directions and then pour over the top and refrigerate for an hour.
CAN I MAKE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE POKE CAKE AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can easily make Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake the day before serving.
Keep the cake stored in an airtight container or place saran wrap over the baking pan and keep stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE POKE CAKE?
Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake goes well with a wide variety of desserts and drinks. These recipes would be great to serve together.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Pink Lemonade Jello Shots
- Golden Oreo Bark
- Patriotic Lemonade
- Strawberries and Cream Cocktail
- Sugar Cookie Hot Cocoa Bombs
CAN I USE MY HOMEMADE WHITE CAKE INSTEAD OF A PREMADE CAKE MIX?
Yes, you can use homemade white cake in this recipe instead of store-bought cake mix. The steps will be pretty much the same.
Using pre-made cake mix saves a ton of time. If you have an amazing homemade cake recipe use it.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE POKE CAKE RECIPE?
This tasty Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try adding a layer of strawberry jam after the cheesecake pudding layer has set. YUM!
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE POKE CAKE RECIPE
- 1 box white cake mix, and ingredients on box to make the cake
- 1 pkg Strawberry Jello, 1 cup boiling water, ½ cup cold water
- ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries in sugar
- 1 box instant cheesecake pudding
- 2 cups cold milk
- 8 oz. cool whip
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Make the cake as the directions on the box.
- Spray the sides of a 9x13 pan with baking spray.
- Pour batter into the cake pan and bake for 30 minutes.
- Allow the cake to cool completely.
- With a fork poke holes all over the cake.
- Make the Strawberry Jello pour over the cake. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Make the Cheesecake pudding and mix in ½ cup strawberries and pour over the cake. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Spread the cool whip over the top of the cake and refrigerate for 1 hour. Slice up and serve with a fresh strawberry on the side.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
This is a perfect dessert for summer and you can serve it at any party. It’s easy to make too! What’s your favorite flavor of cake? Let us know in the comments below.
We hope that this recipe inspires you to try something new, even if it isn’t strawberry cheesecake or poke cake!
You can’t go wrong with a strawberry cheesecake cake, especially when it’s as easy to make as this one.
The recipe is simple and the results are delicious!
I hope you enjoy this fun strawberry dessert recipe as much as my family does!
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