Strawberry jelly poke cake

Strawberry Jelly Poke Cake


A super easy cake to make – I mean we use a cake mix people…it doesn’t get easier than that! And it’s not overly sweet as it uses whipped cream and strawberries for the topping with only a little icing sugar. A perfect tea time treat if you ask me!


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix (and the ingredients needed)
  • 1 packet strawberry jelly powder
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup cold water


  • 1 tub of Orley whip (cream that whips very well and holds its shape)
  • ¼ cup icing sugar (add more to make it sweeter)
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries


  1. Make and bake the vanilla cake in a square baking tin as per the boxes instructions.
  2. Once the cake is done (when a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean), take it out the oven and whilst it is cooling down, prepare the jelly mixture.
  3. Add the boiling water to the jelly powder first and make sure all the jelly is dissolved and then add the cold water. Mix through.
  4. Using a fork, poke holes in the top of the cake (all over) and then evenly pour the jelly mixture all over the cake and then cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
  5. Once you’re ready to add the topping, beat the Orley whip on high speed for 3-4 minutes until stiff peaks form. Add the icing sugar and mix through.
  6. Now layer it all over the cake and then arrange the sliced strawberries over the cream topping and sprinkle with a little icing sugar. Voila! Enjoy!

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