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Guilt-free Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

The absolute best strawberry cake I have ever had, and the most requested recipe on my Instagram to-date! (Inspired by Sabrina)

You won't believe how good this is, and if you like condensed milk as much as I do...you are in for a real treat!

Ingredients:

  • Fresh strawberries: 1 lb (chopped, see Tips below)

  • Fresh pineapple: 10 oz (chopped, keep the juice)

  • 3 eggs

  • Unsweetened applesauce: 1/2 cup

  • Vanilla cake mix: 1 standard size cake mix box. My fave: Dr. Oetker Organics Cake Mix!

  • Pineapple Dole Juice: 1/2 can

  • Strawberry sugar free "Jell-o" powder: 1 tablespoon. My fave: Simply Delish Strawberry Jell Dessert!

  • Fat free/skinny whipped topping: 3/4 cups. My fave: Truwhip!

  • Fat free Greek yogurt: 1/2 cup

  • Fat free condensed milk: 7 oz

Instructions:

Please check out my tips below before you begin :)


First, the cake:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. In a bowl, mix yellow cake mix with eggs, fresh (chopped) pineapple and applesauce

3. Pour into a 9x13 nonstick pan (Pyrex oven-safe glassware is my fave)

4. Bake for 35 minutes


Second, the secret sauce:

5. Poke the cake with a fork

6. Mix one teaspoon of the jello powder into the condensed milk

7. Pour the condensed milk over the cake


Third, the "icing:"

8. Mix the remaining jello powder into the skinny whip and Greek yogurt

9. Spread over the cake


Fourth, the magic:

10. Garnish with strawberries


Number of Servings: 12


Tip!

The key to getting those super vibrant, flavorful strawberries is to chop them up (into roughly 2-3 parts per strawberry), and to add a little bit of salt to them. Pop them into an airtight container and refrigerate.


*If they are not ripe enough, add 1 tablespoon of confectioners' sugar to the bowl of chopped strawberries and mix until completely combined.


To my WW (formerly WeightWatchers) friends: Find me on the @ww app for recipe share. Only 10 SmartPoints for serving (assuming 12 "squares" per pan).

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