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Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake

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Weight Watchers friendly Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake made with applesauce and pineapple chunks, filled with strawberry condensed milk and strawberry whipped topping for just 5 smart points per serving.

We love a good cake, even on the Weight Watchers program and this strawberry cake is no exception. We also love our flourless chocolate cake recipe too!

Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake

Poke Cakes have long been off limits to Weight Watchers members. Between the condensed milk, the cake, the toppings and more, a standard slice of poke cake comes in over 15 smart points per serving.
I’ve never been a fan of the “diet coke cake” Weight Watchers hacks but I am happy to use cake mix when mixing it with something other than soda. The addition of pineapple chunks (with it’s juices) and applesauce are the perfect complement to the cake mix and they provide a great “fruit punch” hint of flavor to the poke cake.
Since we are using Cool Whip for the topping this cake can be cut and served in a party setting without worrying about homemade whipped cream melting. You also save quite a lot of points because you aren’t using frosting but the Cool Whip is still shelf stable.
Weight Watchers Summery Strawberry Cake
You can certainly adjust the flavors as you’d like or add in extra toppings you may love. We love some lime juice and toasted coconut flakes for a tropical flare.
24 servings for the pan may seem extreme, but in a 9×13 pan this is pretty standard for  small slice of cake and for 5 points you aren’t breaking the Weight Watchers bank to enjoy a slice!

Some great summery Poke Cake Flavors!

  • Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake: Add in extra lemon juice and zest into the condensed milk, cake mix and topping.
  • Coconut Lime Poke Cake: Add lime flavors in place of strawberry and add in coconut flakes in the cake and top with toasted coconut.
  • Fruit Punch Poke Cake: Use fruit punch jello flavoring and add in chopped strawberries, grapes and orange zest into the cake mix.
  • Mango Poke Cake: Substitute mango powder in place of strawberry and add chunks of mango in the cake as well as on top of the cake.
Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake

Weight Watchers friendly Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake made with applesauce and pineapple chunks, filled with strawberry condensed milk and strawberry whipped topping for just 5 smart points per serving.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 10 ounce can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free Strawberry Jello powder, divided
  • 7 ounces fat-free condensed milk
  • 8 ounces fat-free Cool Whip
  • 6 strawberries, cut into small pieces

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix yellow cake mix with eggs, pineapple and applesauce.
  3. Pour into a 9×13 pan with baking spray.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes.
  5. Poke the cake with a fork or end of a wooden spoon.
  6. Mix one teaspoon of the jello powder into the condensed milk.
  7. Pour the condensed milk over the cake.
  8. Mix the remaining jello powder into the cool whip.
  9. Spread over the cake, garnish with strawberries and additional whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 24 servings, Serving Size: 1/24th cake

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 188 Calories
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 21mg
  • Sodium: 162mg
  • Carbohydrates: 32.9g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sugar: 26.4g
  • Protein: 4g
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Weight Watchers Strawberry Poke Cake
Weight Watchers Strawberry Shortcake Cake
Rating: 5

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