Patriotic Poke Cake

Looking for a fun 4th of July dessert?! This Patriotic Poke Cake is a great choice.

A delicious yellow cake filled with vanilla pudding, makes this cake delicious and super moist. You just can’t go wrong.


  • 1 box Pillsbury sugar-free yellow cake mix.
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 small (1oz) package of sugar-free vanilla flavor pudding mix
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 6 oz fat-free or lite cool whip
  • fruit of your choice ( strawberries, blueberries, raspberries ect.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, unsweetened apple sauce, eggs, extract and water.
    Pour batter into a lightly sprayed with cooking spray, 9×11 pan.
  3. Cook for 22 minutes and then let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine pudding mix and skim milk. Whisk together until it thickens.
  5. Using the end of a mixing spoon, poke the cake with holes through the entire cake. Pour pudding mixture onto cake, and spread evenly across cake.
  6. Refrigerator for 2 hours and then add cool whip and make a fruit design in the shape of an American flag 🇺🇸 using blueberries and strawberries/raspberries.
    Servings: Makes 18 servings/ 4 Freestyle SmartPoints® per serving.

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