Jello Poke Cake with Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Lisa Foote


The cake is the standard jello poke cake, you can use white or yellow cake mix and any flavor of jello to make it in the flavor of your choice. The frosting I use is included in the link below too. These is a great summer cake or to serve when kids are around- simple and delicious!

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15 Min


35 Min




1 box
white or yellow cake mix
1- 3 oz. box
jello gelatin, any flavor, regular or sugar free

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven as directed on cake mix box. Follow directions for making a 9X13 cake including all ingredients called for on the box. Bake cake as instructed.
About 5 minutes before the cake is done, in a small bowl, mix jello powder and 1 1/4 cup hot water. Stir until dissolved. NOTE: You do not use the amount of water called for to make regular jello.
When cake is done, let it cool 5 minutes. Poke the cake with a fork or a kebab pole all over the top of the cake going down to the bottom of the pan. Make sure you get the edges and corners.
Using a tablespoon, slowly drip the dissolved hot jello over the cake, taking care to get all of the holes. Cool cale completely and put in refrigerator to continue to cool and set- about 4 hours.
I use this frosting on my poke cakes. I sometimes match the flavor but you can mix it up to make it match holiday colors, shower color or birthday party colors.
It's called Butter and Cream Cheese Frosting:
Butter and Cream Cheese Frosting
Once your cake is frosted, cover and chill it a couple more hours or overnight to let all the flavors set and frosting set up.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #jello, #poke cake, #cake