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Strawberry Funfetti Poke Cake

This strawberry funfetti poke cake is soaked with sweetened condensed milk and topped with funfetti whipped cream. The marriage of strawberry and Funfetti has never been so mouthwatering!

A slice of strawberry poke cake on a plate

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Top view of a strawberry poke cake slice with whipped cream frosting

I even made you cake to celebrate. You might have noticed I shared this Strawberry Funfetti Poke Cake over at Food Fanatic. I know how much YOU love poke cake because these are some of my most popular recipes. In fact, they are so popular I even put together a post sharing my top 15 poke cake recipes ever!

This poke strawberry poke cake is made with a strawberry cake mix, to which I added some vanilla pudding mix and sprinkles. Once baked, I soaked the cake in sweetened condensed milk. It makes this cake uber moist, almost like a tres leches cake. To finish it off, this is topped with a cake batter whipped cream.

Fork taking a piece of strawberry cake off a slice

I love finding new desserts to marry together with the cake batter whipped cream. The whipped cream is thick like a mousse and tastes like vanilla cake. I don’t even need a cake to top it with, I could just eat it straight out of the mixing bowl.

A slice of strawberry cake on a plate

I don’t often use a strawberry cake mix, but when I saw it staring back at me on the shelf, I knew I had to try something. When I bought it to my usual taste testers at work, they flipped out. I don’t know if it was because this desserts was pink, or they just truly loved it. There is something about pink desserts, ya know?

I chose not to add fresh strawberries to this cake, and instead added them on top when I served the cake. You could absolutely cut the strawberries up and add them to the cake, but I prefer the cold strawberries with the cold cake.

Two slices of strawberry poke cake on a plate

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A slice of strawberry poke cake on a plate

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A slice of Funfetti Strawberry Poke Cake: a strawberry cake with sprinkles and topped with a whipping cream topping, sprinkles, and a large strawberry.

Strawberry Funfetti Poke Cake

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This Strawberry cake is soaked with sweetened condensed milk and topped with Funfetti whipped cream.


For the Cake:

  • 1 box Strawberry Cake Mix, (Pillsbury preferred)
  • 1 3.4 ounce box Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Milk, or Water
  • 3/4 cup Light Sour Cream, or Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Strawberry Extract, (optional, substitute vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup Sprinkles
  • 1 14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk

For the Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Cake Mix, dry
  • Sprinkles, for garnish
  • Strawberries, for garnish


For the Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine cake mix, dry pudding mix, vegetable oil, eggs, water, sour cream, and strawberry (or vanilla) extract. Beat on medium-high speed until all ingredients are well blended. Lastly, add sprinkles and mix until incorporated.
  3. Pour the batter into a 9-inch by 13-inch pan and bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes until the cake is set. Test cake by inserting a toothpick into the center. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done. Allow the cake to cool for 20 minutes.
  4. While the cake is still warm, take the end of a wooden spoon or another round object and poke holes all over the top of your cake. Pour the jar of sweetened condensed milk over top of the holes as equally as you can. Allow the cake to cool completely, refrigerating if necessary.

For the Topping:

  1. Place the metal bowl with the whisk in the freezer for about 15 minutes until they are good and cold.
  2. Pour the heavy whipping cream into the chilled mixing bowl and beat on high until bubbly.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and dry cake mix and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Spread over cooled cake.
  5. Garnish with sprinkles and fresh strawberries. This cake must then be refrigerated after adding the whipped cream.


  • Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Sodium: 218mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 4g

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This recipe originally appeared on Food Fanatic

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8 thoughts on “Strawberry Funfetti Poke Cake”

  1. Hi
    What is exactly that 3.4 ounce box Instant Vanilla Pudding? I do not know what that would be here in the UK?

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Hi there, 3.4oz is about 1/2 cup of dry powdered pudding mix. Do you have pudding mix in the UK?

  2. 20-25 min? Why does the pillsbury box list 34-38 for same size pan and cooking temp? I have a gooey slip of batter now. I keep putting it back in. Inching closer to 34 min and still raw. I feel like the milk and yogurt/sour cream additions wrecked this. Now I need to go back to the store and just make it by what the box says. So frustrated.

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Hi Tess, I am sorry you had trouble with this. If you cake is still raw after 34 minutes, something definitely isn’t right. I bake a ton of cake mixes with the added sour cream and while it increase the baking time by a few minutes, it doesn’t increase it by more than 10 minutes. 35-38 minutes is quite a long time for a 9-inch-13 inch cake, but I don’t often use Pillsbury cake mixes, Using milk instead of water should not effect the baking time either. What type of pan are you using and is it possible your oven temperature is off?