Black Cherry JELL-O Poke Cake

Black Cherry JELL-O Poke Cake

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 30 m
Recipe by  JELL-O

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

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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  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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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 orange jello with mandarin oranges on top of the cool whip, raspberry with raspberries, etc. Have also done one cake layer with any red jello flavor and a cake layer of blue raspberry jello for July 4th picnics! Makes for very dramatic slices of a patriotic-looking dessert!



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!!!!

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 229 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 35.2 g
  • 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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