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Berry Dream Cake

I use cherry gelatin to give a boxed cake mix an eye-appealing marbled effect. It's so festive-looking. Top it with whatever fruit you like! —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • Prepare and bake cake mix batter according to package directions, using a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Cool cake on a wire rack 3-5 minutes. Using a wooden skewer, pierce holes in top of cake to within 1 in. of edge, twisting skewer gently to make slightly larger holes. Gradually pour gelatin over cake, being careful to fill each hole. Cool 15 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Carefully spread over cake. Top with strawberries. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 306 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • kids chauffer
    Mar 16, 2020

    Having never tried a poke cake before I didn’t know what to expect. Honestly, given the simplicity of the ingredient list, I wasn’t expecting much. However, I was so surprised at how light and refreshing this cake tasted. Easy enough for my granddaughter to make and the presentation was also a nice bonus!. Definitely a keeper

  • Lucrezia1632
    Mar 16, 2020

    The cherry gelatin makes it so good! The only reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because I was not a fan of the cream cheese icing. Leave out the cream cheese and use just whipped topping or make your own and it’s perfect!

  • Queenlalisa
    Mar 13, 2020

    Delicious! One of my favorite easy go to cakes.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Feb 14, 2017

    This recipe is better than the regular old poke cake. The topping has cream cheese in it! This gives it a great flavor and ups its yummy-ness in my mind.

  • bak
    Jun 5, 2016

    I use Strawberry Jello and 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup Strawberry Daiquiri Wine Cooler.

  • rusty2fan
    Dec 17, 2015

    can you cook the cake the day before and it still be good

  • dzz1qy
    Apr 20, 2015

    Delicious

  • RinIowa
    Apr 10, 2015

    My family loves this cake. It is a refreshing dessert and easy to transport to gatherings.

  • benzee5
    Apr 2, 2015

    I came up with a great idea. Works fantastic!! Use a medicine syringe to inject jello.My mom used to do this, but she poke cake with a fork.

  • kford65
    Mar 26, 2015

    I made this with Cherry's on top and it is awesome! Everyone Loved it