Funfetti Strawberry Poke Cake makes a sweet, fun baked up treat for spring. Plus, there's vanilla cake mix in the whipped cream!
This Funfetti strawberry poke cake is a strawberry cake with a Funfetti whipped cream.
If you haven’t tried my Funfetti whipped cream, you’re definitely missing out. A couple years ago, I decided to try adding cake mix to my whipped cream in addition to powdered sugar.
The results were to-die-for. The cake mix makes a thicker and more stable whipped cream with a subtle cake flavor. I’ve used it for cakes, cupcakes and even as a dip.
There is no denying that poke cakes are always the life of the party. Truth be told, I didn’t really eat a ton of poke cakes prior to starting my blog, or maybe I did and I just didn’t know it.
However, since I started experimenting with different flavors, I just couldn’t stop.
Now I bring a LOT of desserts into my office, but the poke cakes are always the first to go. They are also the most common dessert I make for a company party.
These cakes are incredibly easy. Of course you can make one from scratch, but I prefer the ease of a cake mix. Sometimes I’ll add in ingredients that aren’t listed on the box.
That might include milk instead of water, sour cream or Greek yogurt, extracts, or extra egg/egg whites. It’s nice to play around and make the cake your own.
For this recipe, I used a strawberry cake mix and added a touch of strawberry extract.
The extract is optional, and not a common ingredient that I use often, but I happened to have it leftover in my cupboard so I added it to this cake.
You might even consider adding chopped strawberries as well. I chose to garnish this cake with strawberries instead.
Once baked, the cake is filled with some sort of “wet” ingredients such as sweetened condensed milk, pudding, fruit filling, fudge or caramel sauce. You get the idea.
Then it needs a topping. Sometimes I go a little crazy, and sometimes I keep it simple with a homemade whipped cream.
While I was brainstorming and researching new flavors for poke cakes, I started combining flavors that I love but might not necessarily be paired together. Enter strawberry Funfetti poke cake.
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