Delicious Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake


Dive into the sweet and refreshing flavors of our Delicious Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake. This delightful dessert features a moist vanilla cake infused with strawberry gelatin, topped with a creamy layer of whipped topping and a crunchy strawberry shortcake crumble. Perfect for parties, potlucks, or a fun family treat, this cake brings the joy of strawberries and cream to every bite, ensuring a crowd-pleasing experience.

Delicious Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 12
  • Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Sodium: 300mg


  • For the Cake:

    • 1 box (425g) vanilla cake mix
    • Ingredients listed on the cake mix box (usually eggs, oil, and water)
    • 1 box (85g) strawberry-flavored gelatin mix
    • 240ml (1 cup) boiling water
    • 240ml (1 cup) cold water
  • For the Topping:

    • 480ml (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
    • 50g (1/4 cup) powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Strawberry Crunch Topping:

    • 100g (1 cup) freeze-dried strawberries
    • 150g (1 cup) Golden Oreo cookies
    • 60g (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Prepare the vanilla cake mix according to the instructions on the box. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  3. Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, dissolve the strawberry gelatin mix in 1 cup of boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved, then add 1 cup of cold water and mix well.
  5. Using the handle of a wooden spoon or a skewer, poke holes all over the cake, about 1 inch apart.
  6. Pour the gelatin mixture evenly over the cake, ensuring it seeps into the holes. Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours, or until the gelatin is set.
  7. In a large bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  8. Spread the whipped topping evenly over the chilled cake.
  9. In a food processor, pulse the freeze-dried strawberries and Golden Oreo cookies until they form coarse crumbs.
  10. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the melted butter until well combined.
  11. Sprinkle the strawberry crunch topping evenly over the whipped topping layer.
  12. Slice and serve the cake chilled for the best flavor and texture.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the cake is completely cool before pouring the gelatin to prevent it from melting the cake.
  • For a more intense strawberry flavor, use strawberry extract in the whipped topping.
  • Make the crunch topping just before serving to keep it crisp and crunchy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Q: Can I use a different flavor of gelatin? A: Yes, you can experiment with different gelatin flavors to suit your taste preferences.
  2. Q: How should I store leftover cake? A: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  3. Q: Can I use Cool Whip instead of homemade whipped cream? A: Yes, you can substitute Cool Whip for homemade whipped cream for convenience.

Elevate your dessert game with our Delicious Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake. Bursting with fruity flavor and a delightful crunchy topping, this cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Enjoy the refreshing combination of strawberries, cream, and a buttery crunch with every bite!