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Strawberry Vanilla Poke Cake

The sweetness of fresh strawberries and a homemade cream topping make this Strawberry Vanilla Poke Cake a great dessert for any weeknight or party.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Susanne Susanne Eagan


  • 1 box white cake mix vanilla (plus ingredients)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1 11 oz. jar of strawberry ice cream topping
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pretzels crushed


  1. Cake:
  2. Prepare cake mix according to directions
  3. Poke holes in prepared cake with the handle of a wooden spoon
  4. Pour strawberry syrup over cake and spread; making sure you fill the holes with syrup
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour
  6. Topping:
  7. In a bowl combine heavy cream, sour cream, and vanilla extract and powdered sugar in a bowl and combine with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form

  8. Spread the topping over the chilled cake
  9. Top with chopped fresh strawberries and crushed pretzels