Foodstyles | Strawberry Lemon Shortcake Poke Cake and the Supermarket Ponzi Scheme

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When life hand you lemons you make lemon curd.  With that lemon curd you make this cake!

strawberry lemonade

I call this the supermarket ponzi scheme because every once in a while a recipe book will call to you at the check stand.  Like this one –  The Poke Cake Cookbook.  Seems innocent, right?

book cover

$40s in boxed ingredients later and suddenly the kitchen looks like we’re prepping for end times with cake mixes, pudding and Jell-O.  Actually, I think the Author, Jamie Sherman, may just own a ton of stock in Jell-O.  She’s a crazy mad poke cake GENIUS.  Once you start baking these delicious cakes, you can’t stop.  Here is one of the favorites so far.

strawberry lemonade 2Strawberry Lemon Shortcake Poke Cake

1 lb, fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced (reserving a few for garnish)
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 box yellow cake
1 3 oz package strawberry Jell-O…

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