Strawberry jello poke cake with Cool Whip topping

Mary Lee Recipe

By Mary Lee HoosierLady

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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.


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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Mary Lee HoosierLady
Oct 29, 2013
Mary G ... if the jello sets up too thick next time, just put the jello dish in a large bowl of hot water until it thins out again. In no time at all it would be the right texture to spoon into holes.
Mary Gonzalez margoz
Oct 29, 2013
I made the ORANGE SUPREME with MANGO JELLO but I think I let the jello set too long before I poured it over the cooled cake (Got sidetracked with another project). Overall, the cake was moist and delicious. I'll try this again, but this time pay attention to the cooled jello, making sure it's still liquefied.......
Mary Lee HoosierLady
Oct 29, 2013
Mary G ... that sounds delicious .. let us know how it turned out. Good luck and good eating :)
Mary Lee HoosierLady
Oct 29, 2013
Thanks Lisa
Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal 2sweetinc
Oct 29, 2013
No problem. ;)