Patriotic Poke Cake

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We love poke cake recipes at our house and we knew we needed one that was patriotic and helps us celebrate Independence Day. 

This Red White and Blue Poke Cake is perfect for your family gathering! If you’re on the hunt for great 4th of July desserts, you want to add this one to your list! 


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Ingredients for Red White and Blue Jello Poke Cake 

  • 2 boxes of white cake mix
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 c  vegetable Oil
  • 2 1/2 c water
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box of Cherry Jello
  • 1  (3.4 oz) box of Blue Raspberry Jello
  • 2 c boiling water, divided in half
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 16 oz cream cheese, at room temperature and divided in half 
  • 16 oz container of Cool Whip, store brand is fine 
  • Patriotic sprinkles
  • 2 baking squeeze bottles

How to Make a Fourth of July Jello Poke Cake 

This recipe is great for any of the patriotic holidays, but we especially love it for Independence Day! 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grab your 9×13 baking dish and spray it with cooking spray so the cake does not stick.  

Using a standing mixer, this is the one I have, combine the cake mix, egg whites, oil, and water.

Mix them together until well combined and smooth. 

Pour the cake mix into your baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a butter knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle. 

Once done, allow the cake to cool completely. 

Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the the cake.

In two small bowls, combine the cherry Jello and 1 cup of boiling water into one bowl. Repeat the same process for the  blue raspberry Jello using the other cup of boiling water. 

Whisk well in the boiling water until dissolved. 

Carefully pour each Jello mixture liquid into their own squeeze bottle.

Squirt the Jello into the holes alternating red and blue. 


In two bowls, add 8oz cream cheese, 1/4 cup of cherry Jello and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar into a bowl and whisk until combined and smooth.

In the second bowl, repeat the same for the blue Jello. 

Spread the red mixture over the cake and then the blue. You can layer them on top of each other or do half of the cake in red and half of the cake in blue. 

Top it with whipped topping  (Cool Whip) and add sprinkles. 

Place in the fridge to soak up the Jello overnight or for at least 6 hours. 

Enjoy! It’s best when served cold. 

Love cakes like this? Try our traditional Jello Poke Cake recipe


  1. We LOVE a good poke cake recipe, Crystal! Thanks for sharing! Creatively, Beth

  2. Crystal, this cake is so colourful and fun!!
    Thank you for sharing your patriotic poke cake recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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