Top left key lime poke cake with lime wedge, top right berry poke cake on a white plate, bottom left s'mores poke cake with marshmallows, bottom right lemon poke cake.

17 Summer Poke Cakes So Good, You’ll Never Make Anything Else

These yummy poke cake recipes are perfect for summertime. All your favorite summer flavors are included such as s’mores, lemon, pina colada, strawberry, key lime, and more.

Poke cakes are made by poking holes into a baked cake and pouring liquid filling over them. This can be anything from Jello to pie filling or caramel sauce. The filling seeps into the cake and makes it moist and flavorful.

So let’s dive into these poke cake recipes guaranteed to make your summer sweeter.

Berry Poke Cake

Mixed berry poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Barley & Sage

This vanilla cake is filled with roasted mixed berries and topped with fresh lemon frosting. Everything in this recipe is made from scratch, from the cake to the mixed berry mixture and frosting.

You must see how the cake is decorated, it’s simply beautiful and will be the star of any summer party.

Get the Recipe: Berry Poke Cake

S’mores Poke Cake

Smores poke cake.
Photo Credit: Eating on a Dime

This irresistible poke cake is filled with s’mores flavor in every bite. It’ll be wildly popular with everyone at any summer BBQ or potluck.

Get the Recipe: S’mores Poke Cake

Lemon Pudding Poke Cake

Lemon poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Semi Homemade Kitchen

Made with boxed lemon cake mix and lemon pudding, this poke cake couldn’t be easier to make.

It’s made with only five ingredients, making it a budget-friendly dessert option.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Pudding Poke Cake

Pina Colada Poke Cake

Pina colada poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Homemade Hooplah

As the old song goes, if you like pina coladas, then you’ll go crazy for this poke cake recipe.

It’s made with rum extract, so it’s an alcohol-free recipe. If you want to make it with rum, there are directions for that as well.

Get the Recipe: Pina Colada Poke Cake

Key Lime Poke Cake

Key lime poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Zen and Honey

Nothing says summer more than a mouthwatering key lime dessert. The homemade fresh lime curd filling is divine.

Get the Recipe: Key Lime Poke Cake

Rainbow Poke Cake

Rainbow poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

This bright and fun rainbow poke cake is perfect for a summer birthday party or any other summertime gathering.

The cake is made from scratch and filled with instant vanilla pudding.

Get the Recipe: Rainbow Poke Cake

Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

Orange poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Spend With Pennies

If creamsicles were one of your favorite desserts growing up, you’re going to want to make this poke cake all summer long.

Get the Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake

Strawberry poke cake, topped with a strawberry, on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

Strawberry Jello, box cake mix, and strawberry cookie topping combine to make this amazing poke cake.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake

Pineapple Poke Cake

Pineapple poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

Made with pineapple chunks and toasted coconut, this heavenly summer dessert will be your new favorite.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Poke Cake

Peaches and Cream Poke Cake

Peaches poke cake on a dark plate.
Photo Credit: 4 Sons ‘R’ Us

Made with canned peach pie filling, a time-saving shortcut, you’ll savor every peachy bite.

Get the Recipe: Peaches and Cream Poke Cake

Cherry Limeade Poke Cake

Cherry Limeade Poke Cake with a cherry on top.
Photo Credit: In the Kids’ Kitchen

Sweet and sour, this refreshing cherry limeade poke cake will cool you off even in the hottest summer weather.

Get the Recipe: Cherry Limeade Poke Cake

White Raspberry Poke Cake

White raspberry poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

This poke cake features a winning flavor combination of almond, vanilla, and raspberry. The homemade almond cream cheese frosting will have you licking the spoon.

Get the Recipe: White Raspberry Poke Cake

Oreo Poke Cake

Oreo poke cake on a white pate.
Photo Credit: To Simply Inspire


Cookies and cream lovers won’t be able to stop eating this incredible Oreo poke cake.

Get the Recipe: Oreo Poke Cake

Unicorn Poke Cake

Unicorn poke cake on a white plate with a pink background.
Photo Credit: A Magical Mess

This colorful poke cake is another great option for a summer birthday or any other event where you want to add a little pop of color.

Get the Recipe: Unicorn Poke Cake

Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake

Lemon blueberry poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

Full of bright flavor, this poke cake is made with zingy lemon pudding and fresh blueberries.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake

Coconut Caramel Poke Cake

Caramel coconut poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Spend With Pennies

The flavor profile of this poke cake sounds incredible: caramel, coconut, vanilla, and macadamia nuts. Yum!

Get the Recipe: Coconut Caramel Poke Cake

Flag Poke Cake

Red white and blue poke cake.
Photo Credit: Crayons and Cravings

If you need a festive dessert to bring to your 4th of July gathering, this cute Jello American flag poke cake will be a hit.

Get the Recipe: Flag Poke Cake

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