Poke cakes are one of my favorite desserts to make. This version uses one of my favorite flavor combinations! So fresh and perfect for Summer.
I just love poke cakes! I only have one recipe on my site for one – it’s to DIE for – but I make different variations all the time for special occasions, birthdays and BBQ’s around here. They’re so easy and perfect to make for those kinds of things! I love the combination of lemon and blueberry together so this cake is right up my alley. This lemon blueberry poke cake starts with a cake mix, is filled with the most delicious homemade blueberry sauce and is topped with a tangy, lemony whipped topping. So refreshing on a hot Summer’s day – especially because it is served chilled!
The lemon cake is incredibly flavorful and moist. Sometimes the flavor of lemon cake mixes can taste a little artificial, so to give it more of an authentic, homemade-tasting lemon flavor, I added in some fresh lemon juice and zest. This really adds so much fresh flavor to the cake and makes it super lemon-y! The blueberry syrup is made by simmering some blueberries, sugar and a little bit of lemon juice until the juices start flowing. They get mashed up and pressed through a fine sieve and create the most delicious looking pink syrup. After it thickens for a short while, it gets poured into the holes you will create in the top of your cake after it’s baked while it’s still warm. Then it gets placed in the refrigerator until completely cooled down and chilled.
The whipped topping is pretty simple. Some cool whip, powdered sugar and lemon juice is all you’ll need. If you want to add some lemon zest for even more flavor you absolutely can but I wanted mine to be perfectly smooth. You may notice they the topping is a little bit thinner and glossier than a normal frosting. It will firm up once it starts chilling in the refrigerator to the consistency you see here in the photos. Smooth and luscious!
This cake is so perfect for any occasion and is sure to be a crowd pleaser with all of its sweet and tart goodness!