Thursday, May 21, 2015

Easy Strawberry Poke Cake

It's strawberry season!

Strawberries are a favorite around here...
with sugar...
with sugar and milk...
with shortcakes...
ice cream...

You get my drift...we love strawberries.

Having our own strawberry patch is on our 'to do list'.

I must admit, I never made a poke cake until my blogging friend Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama posted some pretty amazing versions.  Thanks Dee for opening my eyes!

Today, I want to share a super easy strawberry poke cake 'recipe'.

Making the cake. icing, and strawberry syrup from scratch would be delicious, but I just didn't have the time, so this is not really a 'recipe'.

I used a boxed white cake mix, strawberry syrup, and canned cream cheese frosting.

Make the cake mix according to the directions on the box, then let cool.
Once cooled, poke holes in the cake using a drinking straw - do as many or as few holes that you want.
Drizzle strawberry syrup over the cake, making sure it oozes down into the holes.
Spread your favorite icing on top.
Top with fresh strawberries (I added a few to each slice of cake).


That's it!  I told you it was easy.
But, look at it.  Doesn't it look beautiful with the pockets of strawberry syrup in the cake? 
No one will know it's not from scratch, unless you tell them...

What is your favorite way to eat strawberries?

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  1. Thanks for the shoutout, Lori, but your cake looks so good! I'll have to try the creamed cheese frosting next time. Now I'm hungry! :)

    1. You are welcome Dee and Thank You for introducing me to poke many ideas to try!

  2. Oh my goodness I wanted to take that slice of cake right off the screen. This looks absolutely delicious! I so want a piece right now...where do you live?

    1. Thanks Cathy. Wish I could have sent you a piece through blog-asphere ;-)

  3. Love your blog sweet friend! My favorite way to eat strawberries is straight off the vine. :)

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

    1. Thanks KariAnne! Straight off the vine is yummy too.

  4. Yum! This cake looks pretty and delicious. I will be making this hopefully with my own strawberries if they do well this year. Thanks for sharing!

    1. How wonderful to have your own strawberries...hope they do well.

  5. LL, your cake is SO pretty and yummy looking! Thank you for sharing a slice! You know, I've never made a poke cake either! Hmmmm....I need to remedy this!
    Enjoy your Holiday weekend!

    1. Glad to know I'm not the only one ;-) It was easy to make, yet made a pretty presentation.

  6. Thank you Teri. Love the evening snack you had ;-). Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. It looks so pretty! Have a great weekend. xoox Su

  8. Hi Lori, first time to your blog. Visiting from Foodie Friday :) I love Strawberries! They are the epitome of summer. Great pics and yummy looking cake!

  9. Lori, this looks so good! I've never heard of poke cake before so I can't wait to try this. I can't believe how easy it is. It's going be perfect for last minute guests and to take to bbq. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Using a boxed cake mix made this super easy ;-)


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