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red jell-o poke cake topped with whipped cream and raspberry on a white china plate.

Jell-O Poke Cake

Published by Kate
This old fashioned cake is fun, colorful, and customizable with your favorite Jell-O flavor!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Refrigeration time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings
Calories 236 kcal


  • 1 box white cake mix (made according to package directions)
  • 1 (3 oz) package raspberry Jell-O
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 (8 oz) container whipped topping, thawed (such as Cool-Whip)
  • To serve: fresh raspberries


  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions in a 13x9 inch pan.
  • When cake is still warm, poke holes 1-inch apart using a drinking straw, fork, or skewer.
  • Dissolve the Jell-O in 1 cup of hot water. Stir to combine. Stir in the ½ cup of cold water.
  • Pour the Jell-O mixture evenly over the cake. Place the cake in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to allow the Jell-O to firm up.
  • Spread the whipped topping evenly over the cake. Cut into squares, and serve topped with fresh raspberries. Store any leftover cake in the refrigerator.



You can use any flavor of fruit Jell-O that you'd like! Cherry, strawberry, orange, and lemon are all delicious in this recipe.


Calories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 261mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 60IUCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
Keyword poke cake
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