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Strawberry Peach Poke Cake #SummerDessertWeek

“This post and recipe were created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”

Welcome to this year's #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. You're going to be in for a treat this year because we have 28 blogs/bloggers creating summer-themed dessert recipes all week! We're sharing them with the hashtag #SummerDessertWeek on social media and you'll find some of the links in this post as well. Plus, we also have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!


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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals and Circulon. These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

One of my childhood memories is of my mom making poke cake. If you are not familiar with a poke cake, it is a cake typically made in a rectangular pan, poked with holes made from a round wooden spoon, with jello poured into the holes and left to firm up.  My mom's first one was a white cake with strawberry jello. She topped it with Cool Whip and we loved it.  After that, she experimented with different combinations of flavors and we loved them all.  It is in this experimental light that I made this Strawberry Peach Poke Cake.

I replaced the water in the cake mix with peach juice when I made the batter.  Then I decided to bake it in a springform pan instead of the traditional 9 by 13 rectangular pan.  I wanted to get the height of a two-layer cake without making two layers.  Using the springform pan made the process easy!  I used butter to grease the pan since the nonstick spray isn't recommended.

I received a new springform pan from the people at Circulon.  This is a 9" pan that is oven safe up to 500 degrees.  The release on the pan was super easy and it was so easy to clean since it is nonstick.  In fact, they have lab tests that prove that!  The TOTAL Nonstick System that is used on the pan outlasts all other bakeware nonstick, guaranteed!  clean up all I had to do was wash the pans with mild dishwashing detergent and warm water.  

To make poke cake do this

The Cake:  Make the cake according to package directions replacing the water with the liquid from the peaches.  Cool the cake, then poke holes in it.

The Jello:  Make jello by pouring the box of jello into a cup of boiling water.  Pour it over the cake, making sure the jello soaks into the holes.

To Set:  Chill the cake for 30 minutes.  To serve, top with whipped topping.  Yep, that's it!

Common Questions

How long does it take the jello to set?  Since you only use one cup of water, the jello will set up more quickly than regular jello, but you should allow for a couple of hours if you are making this for dessert or a potluck.

How can I speed up the jello?  Start with a cold cake.  Place the cake in the freezer for an hour (after you poke the holes) and then pour the cooled jello into the holes.  You will still need about an hour to set.

What's the best way to store this cake?  Store this in the refrigerator. Cover lightly with plastic wrap IF you didn't spread the cool whip over the whole cake. 

Check out these other ideas for Poke Cake!

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Strawberry Banana Sorbet from Big Bear’s Wife
Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas from Semi Homemade Recipes
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Cookies from Eat Move Make
Ursula Blackberry Yogurt Mousse Cake from Simply Inspired Meals
Strawberry Upside Down Cake from It’s Shanaka
Margarita Bundt Cake from Fake Ginger
Air Fryer Blackberry Hand Pies from Blogghetti
Grape Jello Pie from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Lime Raspberry Hand Pies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Summertime Blue Apple Pie from For the Love of Food
Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Strawberry Peach Poke Cake from Our Good Life
S’mores Mug Cake from Family Around the Table
White Chocolate Peach Crumb Bars from Sweet Beginnings
Strawberry Pizzelles from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Hocus Pocus Buns from Savory Experiments
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream from Devour Dinner
Small Batch Emergency Air Fryer Brownies from Shockingly Delicious
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars from Books n’ Cooks
Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake from SugarYums
Crescent Roll Peach Dumplings from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Instant Pot Orange Dreamsicle Cheesecake from Baking up Memories
Rum Raisin Brownies from Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Shortbread from Pastry Chef Online
Drumstick Cheesecake Cups from Sweet ReciPEAs
Sheet Pan No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Comfortably Domestic
Baltimore Strawberry Pie from Cookaholic Wife

Check out this recipe!

Strawberry Peach Poke Cake
Terri Steffes
Prep time
20 Min
Cook time
30 Min
inactive time
80 Min
Total time
2 H & 9 M

Strawberry Peach Poke Cake

A perfect summer dessert!


  • 1 white or yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • I can peach slices, drained and reserved, chop peaches
  • 1 cup peach liquid from drained peaches
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 box strawberry jello, 4 serving size
  • 1 c boiling water
  • 1 container whipped topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare a 9 by 13 pan by spraying the sides with cooking spray.
  2. Drain the peaches, add enough water if needed to make 1 cup liquid. 
  3. Pour cake mix into a mixing bowl and add eggs, oil, and the peach liquid.
  4. Beat on low for a minute or until blended, then beat two minutes on high.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and cool 20 minutes.
  7. Bring one cup of water to a boil.  Add jello and stir until dissolved. Poke holes into the cake and pour the jello into the holes.  Let cool completely for 60 minutes.
  8. When serving, top with whipped topping and chopped peaches.


I made the cake in a springform pan. Leave the cake in the pan when pouring the jello over the holes. Place the pan on top of foil in case the pan would leak.

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  1. Love this! Peaches are a staple in my house, fresh (when in season) and canned so this will be one delicious cake to make.

  2. I never tried peach and strawberry together. I've got to change that with this cake!

  3. What a great way to use the pan! I love the colors in this cake.

  4. Yum! Love the flavors in this poke cake.

  5. My grandmother used to make poke cakes all the time! I don't remember her ever doing two flavors. I can't wait to make this for my kiddos!

  6. Strawberries and peaches are a match made in Heaven, and this cake looks divine!

  7. Haven't made a poke cake in years and I love the flavor combo on this one. So pretty!

  8. Strawberry and peach together is such an amazing combination! I can't wait to try this poke cake this summer!

  9. This cake looks so fresh and bright and very summer!


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