Incredibly Easy Gelatin Poke Cake Recipe

Incredibly Easy Jello Poke Cake Recipe

Have you ever wondered how to make the best jello poke cake recipe with dream whip frosting? You are in luck! We will teach you how to achieve the best poke cake in any flavor jello you want. You will be amazed at how easy it is to make and all your friends will love it. It is perfect as a fast, delicious dessert for a summer weekend reunion. We have taken inspiration from My Food and Family.

Do you know why it is called a poke cake? Try and guess! If you have not figured it out yet, read until the end to find out the answer.

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Jello Poke Cake Preparation

To prepare it take only 15 minutes, but you will need about 4 to 5 more hours of cooking time, so you will need to plan ahead to have it ready! The recipe will serve 16.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix, gluten-free option
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) flavored jello (we used strawberry!)
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed. Sugar-free options.

Equipment

How to Make Jello Poke Cake

Step 1

Prepare the cake batter according to the directions on the package. Alternatively, you can use your own white sponge recipe. We will need the amount of 2 layers.

Jello Poke Cake Preparation

Step 2

Bake it using a 13 by 9-inch pan and let it cool for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Poke the sponge with a fork every ½ inch. These little holes will let the gelatin seep through to color and flavor our cake.

How to Make Jello Poke Cake

Step 4

Prepare the powdered gelatin with 1 cup of boiling water. Once it is dissolved, add the ½ cup of cold water.

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Step 5

Pour the gelatin over the sponge, making sure to cover all the holes you have made.

Jello Poke Cake Gelatin

Step 6 

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Step 7

Frost with your favorite whipped topping. You can also use our recipe for stabilized whipped cream! It depends on how much time you have to spend.

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Incredibly Easy Gelatin Poke Cake Recipe

Have you ever wondered how to make the best jello poke cake recipe with dream whip frosting? You are in luck! We will teach you how to achieve the best poke cake in any flavour jello you want. You will be amazed at how easy it is to make and all your friends will love it. It is perfect as a fast, delicious dessert for a summer weekend reunion. We have taken inspiration from My Food and Family.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Incredibly Easy Gelatin Poke Cake Recipe
Servings: 16
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Fork

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 pkg. 3 oz. flavoured gelatin (we used strawberry!)
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1 tub 8 oz. whipped topping, thawed

Instructions

  • Step 1
    Prepare the cake batter according to the directions on the package. Alternatively, you can use your own white sponge recipe. We will need the amount for 2 layers.
  • Step 2
    Bake it using a 13 by 9 inch pan and let it cool for 15 minutes.
  • Step 3
    Poke the sponge with a fork every ½ inch. This little holes will let the gelatin seep through to color and flavour our cake.
  • Step 4
    Prepare the powdered gelatin with 1 cup of boiling water. Once it is dissolved, add the ½ cup of cold water.
  • Step 5
    Pour the gelatin over the sponge, making sure to cover all the holes you have made.
  • Step 6
    Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Step 7
    Frost with your favorite whipped topping. You can also use our recipe for stabilized whipped cream! It depends on how much time you have to spend.

Notes

This is a very fast recipe that will leave everyone happy at the table. Children and adults love it! So we totally recommend it, specially for summer as it is a cooled dessert.
One of the best things about this recipe is how much you can customize it. You can use whatever gelatin flavor you want! You can even use different colors and make a rainbow!
It is best to use white sponge, as it will show off the colors more, but you can use yellow sponge if that is what you prefer.
Another amazing touch would be to add sprinkles on top of the frosting if it is for a birthday party. Adding fruit that corresponds to the gelatin flavor would also be amazing!
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Tips for Jello Poke Cake

This is a very fast recipe that will leave everyone happy at the table. Children and adults love it! So we totally recommend it, especially for summer as it is a cooled dessert.

One of the best things about this recipe is how much you can customize it. You can use whatever gelatin flavor you want! You can even use different colors and make a rainbow!

It is best to use white sponge, as it will show off the colors more, but you can use yellow sponge if that is what you prefer.

Tips for Jello Poke Cake

Another amazing touch would be to add sprinkles on top of the frosting if it is for a birthday party. Adding fruit that corresponds to the gelatin flavor would also be amazing!

Have you figured out why it is called a poke cake? It is because of the poking technique we use to make the gelatin seep into the sponge to flavor and color it.

Did you try it already? It is super simple! Get creative and share pictures below!

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