Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

April 13, 2015
We all love fresh strawberries this time of the year and I love discovering new recipes to put them in.
We were sort of craving fresh strawberry shortcake with a new spin.
Since I was in the mood to do some baking I got busy and perused all of my go-to recipes and found this pretty, tasty and seasonal Strawberry Poke Cake Recipe.
I made a few minor modifications and included them in the printable recipe below.

Why I like Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

  • Great White cake/pound cake recipe
  • Tastes like Sugar Cookies and I love sugar cookies!
Having a basic vanilla cake recipe is important to me. 
If I happen to be in a pinch for an amazing dessert this Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake comes in mighty hand.
It is a bit of a dense cake and I had to adjust the baking time from 30 minutes to a full 40 minutes.
I have included the time adjustment in the recipe below.

I think the red polka dots mingled in with the white cake are so festive and sing of Spring!
I even brought out my whimsical and Spring Butterfly Meadow Dessert Plates, they seem perfect for this dessert, as they are playful and colorful.
I included the link to Lenox, but I found mine at HomeGoods and even ordered more on Amazon.
Naturally I just had to wiggle some flowers in this post! 
You know me and flowers😊
Of course you know I just had to wiggle some flowers in this post, somehow!
I have not had much luck in growing Iris, so I bought this pretty bouquet at the market and then filled in with things from our garden.
Some Indian Hawthorne, asparagus fern and these pretty plum colored leaves from an unknown shrub.

I am sharing more and more recipes all of the time and if you find that you enjoyed this cake you might enjoy Banana Tres Leches Cake or Cherry Cobbler Dump Cake.

I have been real pleased with these desserts. 
They are all super good, pretty and quite simple to make.
These three recipes are great cakes to take to any upcoming gatherings.
Such pretty desserts for all of the Spring and Summer Months.


Every recipe I share here at Jemma's is taste tested by the family and if these recipes don't pass the taste test, then I won't be sharing them with anyone!

Enjoy my dears!


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  1. I wish I was there - having a piece of poke cake and a cup of coffee with you - do you drink coffee? That cake looks so beautiful and yummy!

    1. Sandie,
      I wish you were here too, we would visit and catch up on the all events of the past weekend with a very good cup of coffee, yes I do drink coffee-2 cups every morning!

  2. This looks so pretty and perfect for Spring Jemma, but what really caught my eye are your lovely plates. My favorite plates are ones that coordinate but don't match exactly.

    I noticed you linked to a tres leche cake, one of my favs. We used to have a bakery near our office that made a melt in your mouth version, but we are no where near them any longer and we miss that cake! lol

    1. Doreen,
      Well thank you oodles, these little plates are just so neat for Spring and I like that they aren't matchy- matchy either. According to Lenox (of course they are the manufacturer) they are America's most popular casual dinnerware. Oh tres leche cake is definitely a cake that can be missed-the link will take you to a super easy recipe, that is very tasty.

  3. Hello Jemma, your cake looks delicious.. I hope you do not mind me copying the recipe.. And I just love your cute dessert plates, they are beautiful. Lovely flowers! Have a happy day!

    1. Eileen,
      You won't be dissapointed and all my recipes are for sharing! There is also a print button at the end of this post, if that would make copying the recipe an easier task.
      Happy Day to YOU!

  4. This cake looks amazing, and if it tastes like sugar cookies, it must have been great! Love the red dots in the cake when sliced ;) Your plates are so pretty too. Enjoy your day Jemma!

    1. Yes Wendy, sugar cookies, can you imagine that with whip cream and strawberries-it's a keeper.

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  6. Somebody poke me! I've never heard of this decadent and delightful mix of strawberries, sponge, and cream! Jemma, it's so pretty, and I'm positive tastes delicious! Your floral/butterfly plates are just as sweet, and I can see why they are considered America's favourite causal dinnerware. Thanks for sharing, my friend!

    Wishing you a lovely week,


    1. Poppy,
      I ran into these little dessert dishes at HomeGoods (of course there was not a full set) but I conquered that problem with an order from Amazon.
      So happy you stopped by!

  7. Died and gone to heaven ... and my final word was,

  8. Morning Jemma,
    This looks absolutely delicious! I do something very similar but break it up into bite sized pieces and layer in a trifle dish. No jello in mine though....I will definitely try your recipe! It is so pretty and it does look mighty pretty on those spring dessert dishes! I love your tablecloth too! Is it damask? It's also nice to see so many beautiful flowers! We are not into the flowering season yet but so looking forward to it.
    Have a nice day Jemma!

  9. Can you believe that Irises grow wild here? I've never seen anything like it.

    That cake looks delicious and I can't imagine taking all those photos before I took a bite ;)


  10. Oh my goodness, I am almost drooling looking at that gorgeous cake, Jemma!

  11. Hello there dear Jemma! Well first of all, it's so good to see you post again! WOW, it's really so good to hear from you. You do this so well; you invite us into your world of hospitality that just feels so warm, like a summer day. I have never had this type of cake but I can imagine it at a family picnic, a lakeside gathering, a tea party. Thank you for bringing this bright spot into my world today. HUGS TO YOU!


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