Red White and Blue Poke Cake


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Red White & Blue Poke cake! Perfect for 4th of July, this cake is easy to make and always moist & delicious!

If you’ve never made a poke cake before, you have to try it!  They are easy to make and so good, the Jell-O keeps the cake extra moist!

To make it really quick, this recipe starts with a boxed cake mix but if you have a favorite white cake recipe, by all means use that!  Once the cake is done baking you’re going to poke it all over, the more holes the better!  I use the end of a chopstick but the end of any sort of spoon will work perfectly!  You’ll want your holes in somewhat of rows so you can alternate the red & blue Jell-O as you pour it over.  I found it worked best to put the Jell-O in a squeeze bottle (you can grab them on Amazon or even use a ketchup squeeze bottle from the dollar store).

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* White Cake Mix * Red & Blue Jell-O * 9×13 Pan *

Red White & Blue Poke Cake! If you’ve never made a poke cake before, you have to try it! They are easy to make and so good, the Jell-O keeps the cake extra moist!
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Review Recipe

RED WHITE AND BLUE POKE CAKE

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 26
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
If you’ve never made a poke cake before, you have to try it! They are easy to make and so good, the Jell-O keeps the cake extra moist!

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix plus ingredients called for on the box
OR
  • Your favorite homemade white cake recipe
  • 1 package red Jell-O 4 serving size
  • 1 package blue Jell-O 4 serving size
  • 1 tub dessert topping
OR
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

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Instructions

  1. Prepare and bake cake in a 9×13 pan according to package directions or recipe.
  2. Let cake cool 15 minutes. Using a chopstick or similar tool, poke holes all over the cake (I did 15 rows of 12).
  3. Mix red Jell-O with 3/4 cup boiling water until dissolved. Add 1/2 cup cold water. Pour red Jell-O into every other row of holes.
  4. Repeat with blue Jell-O. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  5. If using, whip heavy cream & powdered sugar on medium until stiff peaks form. Spread over cake. Keep refrigerated until serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 155, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 146mg, Potassium: 29mg, Carbohydrates: 17g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 6.7%, Vitamin C: 0.2%, Calcium: 5.8%, Iron: 2.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Red White & Blue Poke cake! Perfect for 4th of July, this cake is easy to make and always moist & delicious!

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