Jello Poke Cake is perfect to serve for special events. If you're hosting a crowd with kids, this dessert will be a hit. Between my two boys, it is usually gone within a few days.
Jello Poke Cake is versatile; depending on the event you are hosting, you can switch out the jello flavors. For the 4th of July, we like to do red and blue, for bright birthday parties, we mix up several colors. Top off the jello cake with fruit on top for extra flavor and garnish.
What is the Jello Poke Cake
The Poke Cake is a sponge cake. Once baked, the cake is poked with holes all over the top and poured with jello liquid over the holes. The top is then decorated with Cool Whip or whipping cream.
Tips for Making the Jello Poke Cake
- Make homemade whipped cream or just use the store bought Cool Whip to simplify the process.
- To simplify the process you can use the boxed cake mix, although I like to use my old time favorite homemade sponge cake recipe.
- Adjust the jello color and flavor for each event. Add different fruits on top to color coordinate.
- For best results, let the cake rest overnight in the refrigerator.