I just love it when Mark decides to make dessert. He actually is a great baker, but this time I had to giggle at him. He regularly volunteers at a non-profit organization here in town. Every night different community groups make and deliver dinners for the guest of this organization. Well last week a group of ladies brought in a cake that he just loved. So he’s telling me about it, I get all the ingredients for him and as he starts putting the dessert together I realize he is making a poke cake. The cutest thing is he thought this was a very original recipe. I just hated to tell him that Poke Cakes have been around for many years. Try it you’ll love it.
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- 2 cups Strawberry Crush Soda
- 1 large box of Strawberry Jello
- Cool Whip
- fresh strawberries (optional)
Butter the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Prepare and bake the lemon cake as per the directions on the box. Let the cake cool completely before the next step.
Using the end of a wooden spoon poke several holes in the baked and cooled lemon cake. Whisk the strawberry soda and strawberry jello together until the jello is completely dissolved. Pour this mixture over the cake, cover and chill overnight in the refrigerator. Frost with Cool Whip and decorate with sliced fresh strawberries.