It is basically a cake that you poke holes in to allow some yummy liquid (Jell-O, hot fudge, caramel, pudding, etc.) to soak into, creating a really tender and super delicious cake. For this version, I chose to pair lemon and strawberry.

First, bake a 9×13 lemon cake from a cake mix. Nothing fancy there. Allow the cake to cool. Then, poke holes in it with the handle of a wooden spoon (or any other utensil like a large fork).

Pour liquid strawberry Jell-O alllll over the cake and into the holes.

I know, it looks a little crazy right here, but once you frost this bad boy, no one will even notice all those holes. Pinky promise.

The final step – do this right before serving – is to slice up fresh, ripe strawberries and cover the top of the cake! If you put the strawberries on too far ahead, they may release some juice which will seep all over that pretty lemon topping.

Cut generous pieces of cake … the topping is light and fluffy, the fresh strawberries are tart and tangy and that strawberry soaked lemon cake is so tender and delish!! See how the Jell-O trickled into the holes, making a bright pop of red in the light yellow cake?

For the Cake

  • One 9x13 lemon cake mix + ingredients called for on box mix
  • One small box of strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Sliced strawberries

For the Lemon Topping

  • One small box of instant lemon pudding
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 8 oz. tub of whipped topping thawed


  1. Bake a 9 x 13 lemon cake according to package directions and allow cake to cool.
  2. Use a wooden spoon or another utensil like a large fork or the handle of a regular spoon to poke holes all over the cooled cake. (These holes are where the Jell-O will settle in, so spread them out so every piece of cake will have strawberry Jell-O.)
  3. .............................................

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