Monday, June 17, 2013

How to Make a Jello Poke Cake

How to make a jello poke cake
Making a Jello poke cake is fairly simple and the results are rather colorful. You can make this in any color to coordinate with a child's party, make it green and gold for St. Patrick's Day, lavender for spring etc. So many options you cannot go wrong. the only cake mix I probably wouldn't use is a chocolate or a chocolate recipe since the color would be hard to see. I'm sure adding this to my Jello cake recipe file. 

1 box of your favorite white cake mix
2 packages of Jell-O, flavor of your choice
1 can of vanilla frosting
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First, prepare the cake mix according to package directions. 
How to make a jello poke cake
While the cake is baking, mix the gelatin dessert according to package directions. For this cake, I used a package of peach and a package of strawberry. I thought the flavors would be a nice mix. Allow the gelatin to cool before proceeding to the next step. Allow the cake to cool a bit as well. 
How to make a jello poke cake
To make the holes, you need to poke the cake… it's why it's called poke cake!!  I used the larger end of a chopstick for making the holes. Space them about 1-2 inches apart. 
How to make a jello poke cake

How to make a jello poke cake
Next, pour the gelatin mix on top of the cake. I used a measuring cup for ease of pouring. The jell-o will seep into the holes and around the sides. I found that I only needed about 3/4 of the gelatin mix so I chilled the remaining with some sliced peaches. 
How to make a jello poke cake
Place the cake into the fridge and chill for two hours to allow the gelatin to set.
How to make a jello poke cake
Frost the cake as you see fit. I used a vanilla frosting with some blue food coloring and some blue sprinkles. Hint, hint, 4th of July cake anyone???
How to make a jello poke cake
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