Before I became a stay-at-home-mom I worked in Dallas for a pharmaceutical distributor. My boss used to talk about this cake she would make for her kids for their birthday. At this point her kids were already grown adults, but they still would request this cake for their birthday.
She always said it was super simple to make and I remember it required poking holes in a cake and pouring Jello over it. It’s called a Jello Poke Cake.
It sounds simple, fun and yummy and I have wanted to make one for a long time but did not have an official recipe other than what I knew from conversations.
Yesterday Luke and I made this cake together. He wants to be a chef when he grows up, ya know.
- white or yellow boxed cake mix (and the ingredients listed on the box to make it)
- 3 oz box Jello
- 1 c boiling water
- 1/2 c cold water
- 8-12 oz Cool Whip
Bake the boxed cake mix according to the direction on the back of the box.
I baked it in a 9×13 cake pan.
When it is done, let it cool.
Once it is cool, poke holes in the cake using a toothpick.
Left to right, top to bottom, lots of holes.
Mix your 3 oz box of Jello, we used strawberry, with 1 cup boiling hot water and 1/2 cup cold water.
I accidentally used too much water, but it turned out just fine (and sweet).
Pour the Jello liquid evenly over the cake.
Cover it and pop in the fridge for 2-3 hours to let it chill.
When you’re ready to frost it, cover the top of the cake in thawed whipped topping.
How easy and beautiful is that?
I really like how it looks in a glass dish.
Serve and enjoy.
When you cut the cake into slices it will have the color of the Jello running through it. Beautiful!
My kids thought this was just too cool and super yummy.
I thought it was light and perfect for summertime and the holidays.
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