Strawberry jello poke cake with Cool Whip topping

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 8
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 box cake mix (yellow or white mix)
1 box of strawberry jello (regular or sugar free) using 1/2 cup less water
1 - 8oz thawed container cool whip topping

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Mary's notes for this recipe:
Love this cake, so moist and easy to make.

Note: You can use any flavor jello... if you make this as a layer cake you can use a different flavor jello for each layer... your choice.
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Bake cake mix according to box directions. Set cake aside to cool well.

Prepare jello according to box directions using 1/2 cup "less" cold water... cool in refrigerator until jello is barely tacky (do not let it set up). Using a wooden skewer poke approx 40 holes throughout entire cake ... with a tablespoon pour into holes the jello water ... some will run over but that is ok. Cover cake with saran wrap, refrigerate until cool and jello is set up. Frost cake with Cool whip topping . Serve and Enjoy.
Note: keep leftover cake refrigerated

Suggestion: You can use any flavor jello ... if making a layer cake, you can use a different flavor jello for each layer.

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user Lisa Nicometi Garrow Pantry Cleaner 2sweetinc - Feb 25, 2013
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user Lisa Nicometi Garrow Pantry Cleaner 2sweetinc - Feb 25, 2013
We love jello cakes!! Our fav is rasberry and strawberry. Have You tried with strawberry coolwhip!!? ;)
user Mary Lee HoosierLady - Feb 25, 2013
No Lisa, I've not tried with strawberry Cool Whip but thanks for the suggestion. I also make a syrup out of frozen strawberries (or fresh) and put them in the blender with a little sugar (optional) and puree it and pour it over the cool whip before serving each slice.. but that's when I want to get a little more fancier if I'm having company.
user Lisa Nicometi Garrow Pantry Cleaner 2sweetinc - Feb 26, 2013
That sounds nice also.
I've made this for years at Christmas, the kids love it. I make it in a round, 2 layer, green & red..

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