Jello poke cake is one of our favorite summer treats. With Jello poked through out this cake and whipped cream on top, this cool and easy dessert is always a crowd favorite.
Raspberry, Cherry, or Stawberry Jello Poke Cake
For some reason, I always think of Jello Poke Cake, Corn and Watermelon around the Fourth of July. That being said, I thought it only fitting to share our family’s Gelatin Poke Cake recipe that we’ve used since I was a kid. We especially enjoy this treat when it’s warm outside and we are looking for a cool treat. With the jello poked through out and the whipped cream on top, it’s always a crowd favorite especially at BBQs and summer holidays, like the Fourth.
What’s also great is you can change out the flavoring of jello depending on what you are feeling like. Our favorites are strawberry, raspberry and cherry, but I’ve also done lime, blue raspberry and orange before. In fact, one of our favorite versions is a Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake that is AMAZING!!
How to make Jello Cake
This recipe is really so simple, which is probably why we make it ALL the time. You begin by making your white cake as directed on the box.MY OTHER RECIPES
While the cake is slightly cooled, you poke holes with the end of a fork at 1/2 inch intervals.
From there you make your jello as you regularly would and then you carefully pour it over the cake, making sure it gets in the holes you previously made. Chill the cake for a few hours and top with whipped cream right before serving, and you’re set! So easy!
I know you’ll love this simple, cool and delicious summer treat! It’s definitely a family favorite, and one I actually crave all year long. It’s also pretty light and isn’t as decadent as some of the chocolate treats we make, which is another reason why I love it so much. 😉
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Jello Poke Cake recipe
I Love Jello Poke Cake! I Went With Raspberry Here, But You Can Easily Make A Cherry Or A Strawberry Poke Cake.
- 1 white cake mix box
- 1 3.3 oz jello mix raspberry, cherry or strawberry
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 tub Cool Whip or Homemade Whipped Topping
Prepare cake mix as directed and bake in a 9x13 pan. Let cool for 15 minutes.
Poke cake with fork at ½ inch intervals.
Prepare jell-o as directed. Spoon over cake mix until jell-o liquid is all gone.
Chill 3 to 4 hours and top with whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve. ENJOY!