Strawberry Poke Cake recipe | Weight Watchers-friendly

Strawberry Poke Cake recipe with WW point

Here’s a recipe for a Weight Watchers-friendly Strawberry Poke Cake with estimated SmartPoints values:

Lightened-Up Strawberry Poke Cake (approx. 4 SmartPoints per serving)


1 (16.5 oz.) package of Duncan Hines Sugar-Free Yellow Cake Mix (or similar brand) – 4 Smart Points
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce – 0 Smart Points
3 large egg whites – 0 Smart Points
1 cup water
Jell-O Layer:
1 box (0.3 oz) sugar-free strawberry Jell-O – 0 Smart Points
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
8 oz. fat-free Cool Whip – 3 Smart Points
Fresh strawberries, sliced – 0 Smart Points


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, applesauce, and egg whites until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack.

While the cake cools, prepare the Jell-O layer. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar-free Jell-O and boiling water until the Jell-O dissolves completely. Stir in the cold water.

Once the cake is cool, use a fork or the end of a spoon to poke holes all over the top of the cake. Slowly pour the Jell-O mixture over the cake, ensuring it gets absorbed into the holes.

Refrigerate the cake for at least 3 hours, or until the Jell-O has set.

Before serving, top the cake with fat-free Cool Whip and fresh strawberries.


You can substitute the sugar-free Jell-O with another sugar-free flavor of your choice.
For a richer cake, use whole eggs instead of egg whites, but be aware this will increase the SmartPoints value.
This recipe is an estimate based on publicly available SmartPoints information. Always refer to the WW app for the most accurate point values for the specific ingredients you use.

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