Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake

I have seen poke cakes all over the Internet lately, so I decided that I needed to make one. I am now hooked, poke cakes are so delicious and SO easy to make.  It is a great way to add some flavor to a  regular cake.  Also I really liked how I can make this the night before and stick it in the refrigerator and it is all ready to serve the next day.  This is especially important to me because one of the only chances I really get to spend in the kitchen is when my son goes to bed.
My favorite part about poke cakes is the taste.  I love how the sweetened condensed milk and other flavors seep into the cake to make it incredibly moist and flavorful.  Yum!  I decided to make a poke cake for the 4th of July.  This Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake is a great 4th of July treat with sweetened condensed milk, strawberry pie filling, and blueberry pie filling poured into the cake.  I really loved the combination of the sweetened condensed milk with the strawberry and blueberry flavors in the cake.
I made this great cake using a chocolate cake box mix because I love the combination of fruit and chocolate, but feel free to use a white box cake mix if you prefer.  Since the top of the cake is covered in whipped cream, I decided to decorate the top of the cake like an American Flag to make it even more festive. You can also make this for any occasion and forego the flag decoration on top.
 This cake was so moist and I really liked the combination of the sweetened condensed milk and fruit with the chocolate cake.  I hope you make this fabulous dessert for the 4th of July or it would be perfect for any occasion.
Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake

Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix + the ingredients on the back of the box.
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Lucky Leaf strawberry pie filling
  • 1 cup Lucky Leaf blueberry pie filling
  • 1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip
  • strawberries (optional topping)
  • blueberries (optional topping)


  1. Prepare the cake according to the directions on the box.
  2. Once the cake is completely cooled, use a wooden spoon to poke holes evenly throughout the cake, making about 25-30 holes.
  3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the cake, trying to fill up the holes.
  4. Spread the strawberry pie filling on top of the cake, trying to get some in the holes. Then spread the blueberry pie filling on top of the strawberry pie filling. Then spread the Cool Whip on top.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. When ready to serve if desired, make an American Flag on top of the cake using strawberries and blueberries. This makes about 12 large pieces.

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  1. Love this, Alyssa! :)

  2. Oh wow, this looks so good! I love how you decorated it. :) Pinned!

  3. That is beautiful Alyssa :)

  4. This indeed looks beautiful. I can’t wait to dig into this.

  5. Gorgeous! Awesome idea, i need to remember if for the 4th of July party!

  6. I love this Alyssa! It looks delicious and really pretty too!

  7. I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.


  8. This was visually wonderful and massively delicious. I used pink lemonade cake mix and because of that I did half and half sweetened condensed milk and frozen lemonade concentrate. Worked a treat. I would have loved the fruit with chocolate cake but we didn’t have that so I had to improvise. I LOVE this recipe thanks so much for sharing it.

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