Holiday Poke Cake

Holiday Poke Cake


"This festive cake with red and green jell-o will be a hit at your holiday gatherings."


4 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings
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  1. Place cake layers, top sides up, in 2 clean 9-inch round cake pans. Pierce layers with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
  2. Stir 1 cup of the boiling water into each flavor of dry gelatin mix in separate bowls at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Carefully pour red gelatin over 1 cake layer and lime gelatin over second cake layer. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  3. Dip 1 cake pan in warm water 10 seconds; unmold onto serving plate. Spread with about 1 cup of the whipped topping. Unmold second cake layer; carefully place on first cake layer. Frost top and side of cake with remaining whipped topping.
  4. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Decorate with fresh raspberries, if desired. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.
Tips & Tricks


  • Substitute
  • Prepare as directed, using COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.
  • Storage Know-How
  • Store cakes frosted with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping in the refrigerator.
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This is also an old family tradition, we call it Jello cake. My personal favorite combo is lemon cake, lime jello, and some lemon pudding mixed in with the whipped cream to top it off. Yum yum, ...

My mom used to make this for us all the time. She wouldn't make a double layer though, just one layer in a 13 x 9 dish. Or she would make "Purple Poke Cake" with a blackberry jello, etc. You ca...