Jello Poke Cake Recipe is the perfect dessert to bring to family gatherings, pot lucks, holidays and more. With just a few ingredients, this cake is super easy to make and even the kids can help.
Jello Poke Cake Recipe
Strawberry jello poke cake is a really moist and delicious cake recipe that can be made in hardly any time at all. Poke cakes are so much fun to make and this recipe does not disappoint.
We made this with strawberry jello and it was amazing! The whipped topping and fresh berries on top just make this even better.
It is the perfect dessert to make any time of the year and so easy to change to work with what you have on hand. We used a strawberry jello but you can do any flavor of jello that you have.
Why is it called Poke Cake?
The cake is poked all over to allow the jello mixture to saturate the cake. The flavor gets in the cake for an amazing dessert.
Plus, it is just so fun to poke the cake. The kids love to help with this part. 🙂
How to poke holes in a cake:
You can use a fork to poke the cake or really anything you have. The end of a wooden spoon also works as well.
Another idea is to use a toothpick.
This is such an easy recipe so just use what you have and make this amazing cake.
- white cake mix box and any ingredients listed on box
- jello mix (We used strawberry but you can use any flavor.)
- Cool Whip
How to make a jello poke cake:
First, prepare the cake mix as directed on the box and bake.
Let the cake cool.
Now, it is time for the fun part! Poke the cake all over!
Next, prepare the jell-o as directed.
Then spoon over cake mix until you have used all of the mixture.
Chill the cake and top with whipped cream. We also added fresh strawberries.
Does poke cake need to be refrigerated?
Yes, refrigerate the cake until ready to serve. This is the best cake and so easy to make with just a few ingredients.
Keep reading for the full recipe.
Can you freeze jello poke cake?
You can freeze the cake but I would do so before adding the whipped topping and berries on top of the cake. You can freeze the cake and then add your toppings when ready to serve.
Poke Cake Variations:
We used strawberry gelatin but you can try any flavor you prefer. The ideas are really endless.
You can use any jello flavor you have on hand or want to try. Some ideas include: raspberry, cherry, lemon, lime, and more.
Try orange jello poke cake.
Another favorite around here is to use orange jello. This is so refreshing and delicious.
I like to top it with mandarin oranges on top of the cool whip. It is always a hit and everyone raves about it whenever I make it.
Lime jello poke cake is another tasty option.
Lime or lemon jello make a really great cake. The flavor is light and just perfect for this type of cake.
Let us know what type of jello cake with fruit you make!
The ideas are endless for Jello poke cake recipe.
You can literally just use any flavor or what you already have in your pantry. We have even used vanilla pudding and pie filling in this recipe.
It seeps into the white cake mix and tastes amazing with the whipped topping. I like to cover with plastic wrap and put in fridge so the flavors can blend.
I think it is even better the next day but the hard part is waiting. The kids want to dig in immediately because they all love this recipe so much.
You can really throw this together for hardly any money at all and in just minutes. It is the perfect dessert to feed a crowd or take to a gathering when you need to keep the cost low.
Try using different types of cake!
We used a white cake mix but you can try using yellow cake, angel food or whatever you like. I think lemon or strawberry cake would be amazing and really intensify the flavor.
If you have been making our recipes for awhile, you know I am a big fan of using what we have or can get on sale at the grocery store. So, I love recipes that are versatile and easy to make work lots of different ways.
This is a great way to help your budget and it will still turn out perfectly. Plus, I think you get to try out lots of different variations that you might not have tried.
Jello poke cake recipe is versatile and so easy.
Just use what you have. You are going to love this cake.
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Save that money for something else or to give you family wiggle room in the budget. You will love the money you will save.
Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable and everyone gets to enjoy a great dessert!
Print this jello gelatin cake recipe below:
Jello Poke Cake Recipe is the perfect dessert to bring to family gatherings, holidays and more. With just a few ingredients, this cake is so easy to make.
- 1 white cake mix box and any ingredients listed on box
- 3.3 oz jello mix strawberry (you can also use raspberry, cherry )
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 tub Cool Whip
Prepare cake mix as directed and bake in a 9×13 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.
You can easily make this recipe with your favorite Jello flavor.
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More poke cake recipes:
- Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe
- CHERRY POKE CAKE RECIPE
- Lemon Poke Cake Recipe
- Boston creme poke cake recipe