A square piece of strawberry poke cake
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Strawberry Poke Cake Recipe

This strawberry poke cake is the perfect summer dessert! With a refreshing strawberry simple syrup inside and topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, it's the only strawberry poke cake recipe you'll ever need! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: poke cake, poke cake recipe, strawberry poke cake, strawberry poke cake recipe, strawberry recipes
Servings: 12
Calories: 337kcal
Author: BritniV


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup strawberry simple syrup
  • 12 ounces strawberries , sliced
  • 8 ounces whipped cream

Strawberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup strawberries pulsed in blender


  • Bake your cake according to directions and let cool for a few minutes.
  • Poke cake with a fork all over.
  • Pour strawberry simple syrup over cake.
  • Let cool for an hour in the refrigerator.
  • Top with whipped topping and sliced strawberries.
  • Serve chilled.

Strawberry Simple Syrup

  • Combine water, sugar, and strawberries in pot on the stove over medium heat.
  • Bring combination to a boil and allow to boil under sugar is totally dissolved into water.
  • Strain liquid out using a mesh strainer (so you have just liquid, not strawberries)
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.



If you prefer, you can substitute the strawberry simple syrup for 1 cup of Strawberry Kool-Aid. 


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 23.8mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 1.2mg