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This Funfetti poke cake is a lightened up version of a delicious classic. Light and fluffy, and perfect for the summertime.

funfetti poke cake slice with whipped topping on a white plate side view

The gelatin in this Funfetti poke cake is so delicious you will want to keep eating it over and over.

It all starts with a box of Funfetti cake mix, but rather than adding the oil and eggs that the box recipe calls for, I substitute them for a cup of vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt instead. 

What is a poke cake?

True to its name, a poke cake is a cake that you poke holes in after baking. The holes are then filled with a liquid or filling, such as liquid gelatin, condensed milk, pudding or a purée.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Made from boxed mixes, so less fuss
  • Fun way to use gelatin
  • Made without oil for less calories
  • Moist and flavorful
funfetti poke cake slice with whipped topping on a white plate

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How to make this recipe

1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – In a large bowl, add the the cake mix, Greek yogurt and water.

3 – Mix until well blended, then pour cake mixture into the prepared baking pan.

4 – Bake for about 25 minutes.

5 – Once the cake has cooled, use that back of a wooden spoon, or a fork, and poke holes throughout the cake. 

6 – In a small bowl, prepare the gelatin. Stir the gelatin and boiling water until the gelatin has dissolved, then stir in the cold water.

7 – Pour the gelatin all over the entire cake, filling the holes.

8 – Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

9 – Once cake is done chilling, defrost the tub of whipped topping and spread over the top of the cake as frosting.

funfetti poke cake slice with whipped topping on a white plate

How do I store my poke cake?

Poke cakes need to be refrigerated whether they are filled or covered in gelatin, pudding, or something else. Store your poke cake, in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Can I freeze a poke cake?

Yes! However, I would suggest freezing before adding the gelatin and whipped topping. Once you’re ready to remove from freezer it will take about 2-3 hours to thaw.

Calories per serving (1 slice): 202

Yield: 12 Servings

Funfetti Poke Cake

funfetti poke cake slice with whipped topping on a white plate side view

This Funfetti poke cake is a lightened up version of a delicious classic. Light and fluffy, and perfect for the summertime.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chilling Cake 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

For Cake

  • 15.25 ounce box Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 cup fat free vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup water

For Gelatin

  • 6 ounce box sugar-free gelatin, I used strawberry
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water

For Frosting

  • 8 ounce tub sugar-free whipped topping, thawed

Instructions

For Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, water, and Greek yogurt. Mix for about 1 minute or until well blended. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes. Check with toothpick in center to see if done. Let cool.
  4. Once cake is cooled, pierced cake all over. Use a fork, or back of wooden spoon.

For Gelatin

  1. In a small bowl, stir in gelatin and boiling water until smooth. Once gelatin is dissolved, stir in cold water.
  2. Pour over cake. Refrigerate for 2 hours (or overnight). Frost with thawed whipped topping.
  3. Enjoy! Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Heidy M

Friday 10th of April 2020

I haven't made a poke cake in years but this one was so fun to do with the kids this week. It was so cute watching them carefully measure and read your instructions. We will be making this again.

simplylowcal

Friday 10th of April 2020

That's great to hear, Heidy. :)

Emily Liao

Friday 10th of April 2020

This cake is so fun and definitely one the kids loved!

simplylowcal

Friday 10th of April 2020

Thanks, Emily. :)

Suzy

Friday 10th of April 2020

I am in love with this version! I'm always looking for ways to have dessert but cut down on the sugar a little! Great idea!

simplylowcal

Friday 10th of April 2020

Thanks, Suzy. :)

Aimee Mars

Friday 10th of April 2020

Poke cakes are just the best and I feel like making this funfetti poke cake would be a great baking adventure with my kids. Then I can happily enjoy it after with it being the skinny version! Love it!

simplylowcal

Friday 10th of April 2020

Thanks, Aimee. I hope you and your kids enjoy. :)

Shannon

Friday 10th of April 2020

This looks so pretty and delicious! I love making cakes in a sheet pan and can't wait to try this one soon.

simplylowcal

Friday 10th of April 2020

Thanks, Shannon. I hope you enjoy. :)

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