Cherry Almond Poke Cake

This Cherry Almond Poke cake is so easy and delicious! Made with a cake mix, maraschino cherries, cherry juice, cream cheese, and Cool Whip.

This cherry almond poke cake is so sweet and incredibly delicious.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 box white cake mix, prepared as directed
  • ingredients needed to make cake: egg whites, oil and water
  • 1 cup maraschino cherry syrup
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (2 blocks), softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 8 ounces (tub) whipped topping (COOL WHIP), thawed
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped


  1. Bake the cake according the package directions. Allow it to cool completely before the next step.
  2. Once cooled, poke holes in the cake using a fork or wooden skewer.
  3. Pour the maraschino cherry syrup over the holes in the cake, allowing the syrup to be soaked up.
  4. Mix together the cream cheese and powdered sugar, using an electric mixer. Stir in the almond extract and milk.
  5. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of the cake.
  6. Mix together the whipped topping, chopped cherries, and half of the silvered almonds. Spread on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Top with remaining almonds and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.