Monday, September 3, 2012

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

Looking for a way to change up an ordinary yellow cake, I decided to make a strawberry jello poke cake! I made a simple yellow cake, poked holes in it and poured strawberry jello over all,  then frosted it with cream cheese frosting. Serve each piece with more sliced strawberries, if desired. Delicious!


For the cake:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 4-oz package strawberry jello (prepared according to the directions on box)
Sliced fresh strawberries for serving with cake

For the frosting:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tbls butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups confectioner's sugar

Measure all ingredients into a large mixer bowl.  Blend 1/2 minute  on low speed, scraping bowl.  Beat 3 minutes on  high speed.  Scrape bowl and pour into prepared 9 x 9-inch square baking dish sprayed with baking spray (I use Baker's Joy). Bake in a preheated 350 oven 35-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cake cool on wire rack. Once cooled, poke holes in cake all over with the tines of a fork. Prepare jello according to directions and immediately pour slowly and evenly over cake trying to fill in all the holes.  Allow cake to chill in the refrigerator several hours.
Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy; add confectioner's sugar and vanilla, beating until smooth.  Frost cake with frosting mixture and serve slices of cake with sliced strawberries.

Poke cake with strawberry jello poured over top

Frosted with cream cheese frosting