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jello poke cake with butter cream cheese frosting

Recipe by
Lisa Foote
Castle Pines, CO

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!

yield 16 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jello poke cake with butter cream cheese frosting

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

How To Make jello poke cake with butter cream cheese frosting

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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: 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.