Black Cherry JELL-O Poke Cake

Black Cherry JELL-O Poke Cake


"Black cherry JELL-O creates jewel-like patterns in white cake layers for an easy, elegant dessert."


4 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 229 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place both cake layers, top-sides up, in clean 9-inch round cake pans. Pierce layers evenly with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
  2. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in medium bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Pour evenly over cake layers. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  3. Dip one of the cake pans 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. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Decorate as desired. Store in refrigerator.
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  1. 18 Ratings


This is a family favorite, and I use this recipe all the time. I like using a variety of jello flavors. Really good with strawberry jello and fresh strawberries mixed into the cool whip, also...

I use Instant Vanilla Pudding as a topping on my jello poke cake. Might want to try this but, you can bake it in an oblong cake pan also. This is one of my favorite cakes.

This cake is SOOO good! I used strawberry Jello instead of the black cherry. I'm sure you could use any flavor and this cake would still be delicious! 5 stars!!!!