Gelatin Poke Cake
If you have never tried a poke cake before, you are seriously missing out! They are so delicious and moist. Poke cakes are made by baking a cake and then poking holes in them with a fork or small straw. You then pour pudding or gelatin over the cake so it can get soaked into the holes.
I first tried a poke cake earlier this year for Easter. Someone brought it to the family dinner and I instantly fell in love. I couldn’t believe how easy it is! Kid Baker was excited to make it for us.
We just so happened to have a box of yellow cake mix and strawberry gelatin in the pantry. Hubs ran out to grab a container of whipped topping. We had a super yummy dessert to go with our 4th of July fireworks!
Gelatin Poke Cake
- 1 box cake mix
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 pkg. (3 oz.) Strawberry Flavored Gelatin
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 tub (8 oz.) Whipped Topping, thawed
- Prepare cake mix as directed on the box and bake in a 13×9 cake pan. Let the cake cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes. Poke holes in the cake at 1/2″ intervals.
- In a small bowl, add boiling water to gelatin powder and mix until dissolved. Stir in cold water, and pour over the cake. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
- Add whipped topping to the cake, refrigerate another 1 hour.
You can use any flavor gelatin that you like to change it up. Fresh fruit on top is another great idea.
36 thoughts on “Gelatin Poke Cake”
I’ve made them before but never with jello. Now I’m going to have to try your recipe for sure. Looks really delicious too!
Ohhh poke cakes with jello are so moist and delicious! I don’t think we will be making cake anytime soon without ‘poking’ them! 😉
Believe it or not, I have never tried a poke cake before! Love how easy this is to make – and the strawberry flavour is perfect for summer!
You should try it! Strawberry is definitely perfect for summer.
I remember my Mom making these when I was a little girl. I haven’t had one in ages!
Oh, how nice! I had never heard of them until recently.
Sounds like fun, might keep this to do during the school holidays 🙂
I’m sure the kids would love to try it.
I haven’t seen one of those since I was kid! I used to make them with pudding, too – but they are never that colorful. That is so pretty!
I would love to try it with pudding! Sounds so delicious.
I’ve never had or even seen a poke cake–except on facebook! I really should give it a try. It does sound easy to make and so yummy.
Poke cakes are so good & moist.
I love Poke Cakes!! This looks good, I love to make them for potlucks and bbqs.
That’s awesome! What type of poke cakes do you make?
My aunt makes poke cakes and they are always so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, may have to surprise her and bring one over!
That’s great! That would be a delicious surprise.
This is such a colorful poke cake – it looks beautiful and perfect for the summer or for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
This is the first one I’ve seen with jello. All the others I’ve seen were with pudding.
We plan to make a pudding one next…they look yummy when I’ve looked them up
This sounds so good. I love that it sounds so easy to make. Thank you so much for sharing this
Thank you…You are very welcome!
I love how easy this cake is to make. I’ll make it next week for hubby to take to work.
I hope you all enjoyed it!
I’ve never tried a poke cake before but I looove strawberry, I need to make this asap!
They are seriously delicious and I don’t know how I’ve made it this far in my life without ever having one!
This is a great poke cake recipe! I have been looking for one just like this one. My mother used to make one with lime jello in the 1960’s.
Ohh, yum..lime jello sounds like it would be great!
I had forgotten about this recipe!! Easy-peasy wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
You are very welcome, Cheryl!
Thankyou for sharing your Delicious Recipe for Poke Cake. I love them but have never made one. I am amazed How simple it is to make. I am going to have fun making this one!! Can’t wait!! :)~~~~~
I’ve made this with other flavors of Jello and it’s great. I usually put whipped cream and mixed berries on top This got me to thinking about desert tonight LOL
We are definitely planning on adding some fruit on top next time. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
We don’t as a rule like or eat cake in our house. I started making this cake 50 years ago but call it jello cake.
This cake looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.
I have never heard of this. I think I may be missing out. So simple. Looks so good.
Looks like a good recipe. I need to try.