Food & Recipes

Strawberry Refrigerator Cake Is The Perfect Dessert For Spring

Is it spring yet?!

While I love dessert all year round, spring is a special time for treats because they are always fruity and light. I find myself swapping out heavy, thick cakes for more fresh-tasting ones with pudding and Cool Whip instead of frosting.

That includes a new recipe that is definitely going on my list of desserts to make this spring — strawberry refrigerator cake from Crystal and Co. Not only is this cake light, fluffy and is fruity, but it’s also easy and quick to make, as it uses boxed cake mix. All you need is strawberry cake mix, frozen strawberries in syrup, vanilla pudding, Cool Whip, fresh strawberries, pecans (which are optional) and the ingredients you’ll need for the cake mix and pudding — eggs, water, oil and milk.

After you bake the cake, you’ll poke holes in it, pour the frozen strawberries in, then cover it with a mixture of pudding and Cool Whip.

Crystal & Co.

If you’re looking to double up on the spring flavor, you might also want to check out this strawberry lemonade poke cake. While there are multiple versions, the blog Great Grub, Delicious Treats has a recipe that uses strawberry cake mix and a cream cheese-lemonade filling.

Great Grub, Delicious Treats

Or, if you want to change it up a bit, you can try this lemon blueberry poke cake instead. It doesn’t get any more spring-like than that!

However, with dozens and dozens of poke cake recipes out there, there’s a perfect one for every taste and every season. These Oreo poke cakes are delicious year-round. If you want to plan ahead, take a look at this pumpkin caramel cream cheese poke cake for the fall and this eggnog tres leches cake from Betty Crocker for the holidays.

Betty Crocker

Will you be making the strawberry refrigerator cake this spring?