Raspberry Poke Cake

I love a good, easy, stunning dessert recipe, and this Raspberry Poke Cake is definitely one of them! I used fresh raspberries in my recipe, but you could always use frozen if they aren’t in season or if you’d like to save some money. Raspberries can be expensive!

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Fresh Raspberry Poke Cake Dessert Recipe! Perfect for holidays and birthdays with light frosting that won't weigh you down. Recipe on www.embellishmints.comDo we ever really need a reason to make a delicious cake? I don’t think so! But incase you do you can make this cake for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, Christmas. Anytime really. I love a good poke cake during the summer because the frosting is so light it doesn’t’ seem to weight you down like a thick buttercream.
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Raspberry Poke Cake Dessert Recipe


  • 1 box white or vanilla cake mix, and ingredients it calls for
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups raspberries
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 large box INSTANT vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces cool whip, thawed to room temperature


  1. Prepare and bake your cake according to instructions on the box. While your cake is baking make the raspberry sauce
  2. In medium saucepan combine raspberries, water, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Over medium heat, bring to a boil stirring constantly. Cook until your mixture has thickened {about 5-7 minutes}. Cool for 10 minutes
  3. When cake is done baking, remove it from the oven and take a wooden spoon and poke holes into the cake
  4. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the cake making sure to get some into each hole
  5. Pour the raspberry sauce evenly over cake and sweetened condensed milk
  6. Let the cake cool completely
  7. Combine pudding and milk and beat for 3 minutes. Set in the fridge for 5 minutes
  8. Stir in cool whip and spread evenly over cooled cake

Fresh Raspberry Poke Cake Dessert Recipe! Perfect for holidays and birthdays with light frosting that won't weigh you down. Recipe on www.embellishmints.com

Recipe inspired by Chef-in-Training

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  1. June 1, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    This Raspberry Poke Cake looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  2. May 30, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    Your cake looks amazing and wonderful for picnics this summer!!
    Thank you for sharing on #omhgww last week, your post is being featured this week and has been shared on Pinterest and Facebook!!
    Hope to see you again soon!

  3. May 29, 2018 / 5:51 am

    Looks so delicious, raspberries make is so elegant. Sharing :). I have a NEW blog party starting Wednesday, would love for you to join us. The Classy Flamingos at poinsettiadr.com

  4. May 21, 2018 / 8:27 am

    Poke cake is one of my youngest son’s favorite birthday cakes, but I like the looks of your recipe better than mine! Pinning for future reference!

  5. February 14, 2017 / 6:48 am

    You’re right, no excuses needed to bake desserts❤️ And yours looks perfect any day of the week, especially when it’s so easy by using a cake mix! Just a reminder, don’t forget to add links to this week’s Fiesta Friday post, as well as Petra’s blog and my blog so you can be considered for features next week!😉 Thanks for sharing! Happy Fiesta Friday!!🎉

  6. February 14, 2017 / 2:47 am

    Such a pretty cake! Thanks for sharing!

  7. February 12, 2017 / 8:29 am

    Wow!! This cake looks so pretty and scrumptious!!! Never tried a poke cake before.. bookmarked this to make with strawberries 🙂

  8. February 12, 2017 / 6:20 am

    That looks so good. We love anything raspberry.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  9. February 11, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    WOWZERS. This looks amazing! Your photos are gorgeous and the food looks screen licking good 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #homemattersparty

  10. February 9, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    This cake looks to die for! I love raspberry and have always wanted to try making a poke cake. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Up Party!

  11. February 9, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    MMMM yummy! This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week!

  12. February 6, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Hi Hilary, What a beautiful cake! Sounds delicious, too! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Well done! Blessings, Janet

  13. February 2, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Thanks for linking up at The Pretty Pintastic Party! We loved this recipe, and we’re featuring it at the party this weekend!
    We hope you’ll stop by, grab a featured button, and link up some more amazing posts!

  14. February 1, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I love this idea. The cake is so pretty. I have some blackberries I need to use, and I might try something like this! Thanks for sharing!

  15. January 31, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Your Raspberry Poke Cake is just beautiful and looks delicious. Hope you are enjoying your day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  16. January 28, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    Oh, yum! This cake looks both gorgeous and delicious! I can’t wait to try this one! Pinned and sharing. Thank you for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. I hope you will join our next party starting Sunday at noon EST.

  17. January 27, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Such a pretty cake and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  18. January 27, 2017 / 10:40 am

    This recipe looks yummy. You can’t go wrong with a good white cake & raspberry. Sharing on my FB page. Thanks for the recipe.

  19. January 26, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    I love a good poke cake! This one looks yummy! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  20. January 23, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Yum!! Hilary, this cake looks fantastic. I love the simplicity of strawberry and sponge, that’s just delicious. I’m glad to have found your blog. Will be saving this for later for sure 🙂 Have a great day!
    Use Your Noodles

  21. January 21, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    My mouth is watering over this recipe! My sister-in-law’s favorite cake flavor is vanilla and raspberry. I think this may be the perfect cake to make for her birthday this year!

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