Shirley Temple Poke Cake


Shirley Temple Poke Cake

This easy Shirley Temple cake is one of our favorite vintage recipes!

Shirley Temple Poke Cake
Shirley Temple Poke Cake

Shirley Temple Poke Cake taste so good that you'll be inspired to put on your tap shoes and do a happy dance.

This delicious vintage cake recipe bursts with sweet cherry and vanilla flavor. Each fluffy bite will make you smile a little brighter! The glaze might be our favorite part. Its gooey texture transforms this cake from ordinary to extraordinary (with only two ingredients!).

This easy cake recipe belongs at your next family dinner or holiday party. After the first bite, the whole place will be buzzing, wondering how you made this amazing dessert.


Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time55 min



  • For the Cake
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 4-ounce box instant vanilla pudding
  • 3/4 cup 7-Up
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 10-ounce jar maraschino cherries, drained and juice reserved
  • For the Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Shirley Temple Cake Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Spray a 10-inch bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine all the cake ingredients, mix until combined.

  4. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.

  5. Bake for about 45-55 minutes (until inserted toothpick comes out clean).

  6. Once it’s finished baking, while still in the pan, poke holes all over the cake using a wooden skewer.

  7. Pour cherry juice on top.

  8. Allow cake to cool completely.

  9. Meanwhile combine sugar and cream to make a glaze.

  10. Invert onto a plate and top with glaze and cherries.

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It's a little unclear about the cherries. Are they not in the cake, but just as a garnish on top?

Jello Booklet circa 1978


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