To make a strawberry poke cake, take 1 box of white cake mix, add in the water, egg and oil, and bake according to the cake mix instructions. While the cake is baking, mix 1 cup boiling water and 1 box strawberry gelatin until the gelatin is dissolved. After the cake has cooled for 20 minutes, poke holes into the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon, and pour the gelatin mixture over cake. Spread desired frosting over cake.
For the frosting, use 1 container of white, whipped frosting. Garnish with fresh cut strawberries, and cool before serving.
Another variation of a strawberry poke cake uses strawberry cake mix instead of white. For this recipe, prepare the cake according to the instructions, bake, and cool. For the strawberry filling, use 10 ounces of thawed, sweetened strawberries, and puree in a blender. Spread the mixture evenly atop the cooled cake.
For a homemade frosting, combine 1 package vanilla instant pudding and pie filling with 1 cup of milk, and prepare according to pudding's instructions. Fold 3 cups of whipped topping into the pudding mixture, and spread over cake. Garnish the cake with sliced fresh strawberries, chill four hours, and serve.