A light and refreshing Strawberry JELL-O Poke cake. Add a twist of fun by baking up a Funfetti Cake!
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Did you know there is a new trend sweeping across the blogosphere? It’s called Poke Cakes.
You may have been making these cakes for years. I know I grew up eating poke cakes without every really knowing what they were called. In our house we called them JELL-O cakes.
There are a few different styles of poke cakes but basically they stem from TWO types.
First, you have a poke cake made from a cooked a cooled cake topped with sweetened condensed milk and all other sorts of glorious toppings. This creates a dense, very sweet (albeit delicious) cake.
Second, you take a cooked and cooled cake and top it with JELL-O gelatin. It’s lighter than the other variety and perfect when you are looking to cut calories, but still wanting to to enjoy something sweet.
Today’s recipe is for a classic gelatin based poke cake. I started with a Funfetti Cake Mix, because my kids love all things with sprinkles. But a white cake mix would be a more traditional choice.
I topped my cake with Strawberry Gelatin, it’s our favorite and we usually have about 925 boxes falling out of the pantry! Any flavor though is delicious. I love the spongy texture from the cake combined with the gelatin!
I spread some Cool Whip on top of my cake and added a handful of sprinkles (more the merrier)! Some people add fresh fruit, graham cracker crumbs and other toppings. Today, I’m going simple.
My youngest was waiting for the photo shoot to be over to snatch that piece of cake right up! I believe the only words out of her mouth for 2 minutes were “YUM.”
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Strawberry JELL-O Poke Cake recipe:
A light and refreshing Strawberry JELL-O cake. Add a twist of fun by baking up a Funfetti Cake!
- 1 box (18.25 oz ) Funfetti Cake Mix, prepared with ingredients.
- 1 box (3oz) JELL-O Strawberry gelatin mix
- 1 cup water, boiling
- 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
- Bake cake in a 13x9 baking dish, as directed on box. Cool completely.
- Poke holes over cooled cake using a fork.
- In a small bowl, mix gelatin with boiling water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour gelatin over cake slowly, allowing it to fill the holes in the cake. Top with Cool Whip and sprinkles. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight. ENJOY!
Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 48mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 10g Protein: 1g
Want more delicious Poke Cake recipes? You’ve come to the right place!
Try making a white cake with red and blue gelatin. Turn it into a lovely cheesecake trifle with fresh berries!
Indulge in a rich Banana Caramel Poke Cake dessert!
Check out these awesome recipes from my favorite blogs….
Chocolate Coconut Poke Cake from Inside BruCrew Life
Banana Pudding Poke Cake from The Country Cook
Grasshopper Poke Cake from Something Swanky
Today’s recipe for Strawberry JELLO Poke Cake was originally published on Shugary Sweets on July 4, 2013 and has been republished in June 2018.