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A slice of a yellow cake topped with a white frosting and a half a strawberry and a mint sprig on a small plate.
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5 from 7 votes

Lemon Poke Cake

This lemon poke cake is perfectly refreshing. Its filled with lemon curd and topped with creamy whipped cream for the perfect spring or summer dessert!


  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • eggs (oil/butter, and water as called for on cake mix box)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups lemon curd
  • 8 oz cool whip


  • Prepare cake mix and bake according to package directions.
  • Allow cake to cool for about 5 minutes, then poke all over with a wooden spoon, or fork.
  • Pour lemon curd evenly over the cake and spread evenly to try to fill all the holes.
  • Cover cake and put it in the fridge till cool.
  • Top cake with cool whip and spread evenly.
  • Place back in the fridge for another 4 hours, up to overnight.