Summertime Bliss: Low-Point Strawberry Poke Cake

Indulge in the sweetness of summer with our delightful creation: Low-Point Strawberry Poke Cake. Crafted with care and mindful of your wellness goals, this refreshing dessert captures the essence of summer in every bite. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without compromising on flavor or nutrition, it’s sure to become a staple at your table.

Ingredients Harmony: Our recipe embraces the goodness of wholesome ingredients while keeping points low. Using a zero sugar cake mix ensures a guilt-free indulgence, while replacing oil with unsweetened applesauce adds moisture without the extra calories. With just three eggs, you’re keeping it light and airy, allowing the flavors of summer to shine through. Topped with creamy cool whip and fresh strawberries, each bite is a symphony of sweetness and satisfaction.

Simple Preparation: Creating this delightful dessert is a breeze. Begin by baking your cake according to package instructions, making sure to use the unsweetened applesauce in place of oil. Once baked, poke holes in the cake using the handle of a wooden spoon or a fork. Prepare the strawberry Jello as directed on the package, then pour it over the cake, allowing it to seep into the holes and infuse the cake with fruity goodness. Chill the cake for two hours to set the Jello and enhance the flavors. Finally, top with a generous dollop of cool whip and fresh strawberries, adding a burst of color and freshness to every slice.

Savoring the Sweetness: As you take your first bite of this luscious dessert, you’ll be greeted by the moist and tender crumb of the cake, infused with the fruity flavor of strawberry Jello. The creamy cool whip adds a touch of indulgence, while the fresh strawberries provide a burst of juicy sweetness that lingers on the palate. Each forkful is a delightful balance of textures and tastes, offering a moment of pure bliss with every bite.

Versatile Delight: Whether enjoyed at a summer barbecue, picnic in the park, or as a sweet treat after a long day, our Low-Point Strawberry Poke Cake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. With its irresistible combination of flavors and guilt-free indulgence, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the joys of summer without compromising on taste or health.

Experience the Magic: Treat yourself to the magic of our Low-Point Strawberry Poke Cake and savor the sweetness of summer in every slice. With its simple preparation, wholesome ingredients, and irresistible flavor, it’s a dessert that’s sure to become a favorite for years to come.

Low-Point Strawberry Poke Cake

Low-Point Strawberry Poke Cake Recipe


  • 1 box (approx. 15.25 oz) zero sugar cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 box (approx. 3 oz) strawberry-flavored gelatin (Jello)
  • 1 container (8 oz) sugar-free Cool Whip
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced


  1. Preheat your oven according to the instructions on the cake mix box.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, and unsweetened applesauce. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  3. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan or dish.
  4. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  5. Bake the cake according to the instructions on the cake mix box, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool slightly in the pan.
  7. While the cake is still warm, use the handle of a wooden spoon or a fork to poke holes all over the surface of the cake.
  8. In a separate bowl, prepare the strawberry-flavored gelatin (Jello) according to the instructions on the package.
  9. Carefully pour the prepared gelatin over the warm cake, ensuring that it seeps into the holes and covers the entire surface.
  10. Place the cake in the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours, or until the gelatin is set.
  11. Once chilled, spread the sugar-free Cool Whip over the top of the cake, using a spatula to smooth it out evenly.
  12. Arrange the sliced strawberries on top of the Cool Whip.
  13. Slice the cake into 20 servings and serve chilled.
  14. Enjoy your delicious Low-Point Strawberry Poke Cake!

This delightful dessert is perfect for summer gatherings or anytime you’re craving a sweet treat without the guilt. Each bite is bursting with fruity flavor and creamy goodness, making it a favorite for dessert lovers everywhere.