Strawberry "Poke" Cake
Our Favorite Summertime Dessert!
When Memorial Day weekend rolls around my family knows it's time for me to make our favorite summertime dessert. Not only is it light, which is perfect for summer, it is also, "oh, so tasty!" It is as "easy as pie, or I guess I should say, easy as cake" to make! LOL
1 box white cake mix
1 small box strawberry jello
1 small container cool whip
Mix cake according to instructions on box. Bake in a greased (I use Pam) 9x13 pan. When done allow to cool completely.
While waiting for the cake to cool you need to boil 1 1/2 cups water and add to strawberry jello that you have in a separate bowl. Stir the jello and water together thoroughly, about 2 minutes. Now comes the fun part. Take the end of a wooden spoon or something similar and begin "poking" holes all around the cooled cake. You can work out any frustrations my might have;o)
Let cake cool completely again and then spread cool whip over cake. Place strawberries on top and if you have blueberries on hand you could use them to make the stars and the strawberries for the stripes for a flag cake!!! Perfect for Memorial Day. Chill cake for several hours or even overnight before serving. I hope you enjoy this easy, yet tasty summertime dessert!