About this recipe:Take your favourite recipe for a plain loaf cake and turn it into a dazzlingly delicious strawberry poke cake! If you're pressed for time, you could even use a shop-bought cake.
1 plain loaf cake
1 packet strawberry jelly
1 punnet strawberries, hulled and halved
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:30min › Extra time:2hr › Ready in:3hr
Make a loaf cake according to your favourite recipe. Let cool to room temperature. When the cake is cool, use a wooden spoon handle to poke holes in it at even intervals, going 2/3 of the way through the cake but not quite to the bottom.
Prepare the jelly and let it cool until just slightly set. Pour the jelly over the cake, using enough to fill the holes, reserving a few tablespoons of jelly for the topping. Arrange the strawberries on top of the cake, then brush with reserved jelly. (Note: You want to use enough jelly to fill the holes and coat the strawberries, but you may not use it all. If too much jelly is used it can hinder the poke effect.)
Chill the cake in the fridge until the jelly is set, about 2 hours. Slice to serve, aiming to slice through the poke holes to get the best visual effect.