Patriotic Poke Cake

Patriotic Poke Cake

24 Reviews 9 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Ready In

    3 h 30 m
Recipe by  JELL-O

“Serve this red, white, and blue cake with colorful fresh berries, such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Place cake layers, top sides up, in 2 clean 9-inch round cake pans. Pierce cake with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
  2. Stir 1 cup of the boiling water into red and Berry Blue gelatin in separate bowls 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Carefully pour red gelatin over 1 cake layer and Berry Blue 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 sides of cake with remaining whipped topping.
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve. Garnish with fresh fruit, if desired. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.

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DJDEMARCO commented that the cool whip was an insubstantial frosting for this layer cake; I completely agree. has a awesome and simple and refreshing Cool Whip Frosting recipe: all you do is beat together 1 box instant vanilla pudding + 1 C. Milk + 1 tsp. Vanilla, and then fold in 1 tub of Cool Whip. Voila! It's that easy. And if you'd like, you could even add a tint of food coloring. :D



I did change the frosting to give it more body. Mix 4-8 oz ( I settled on 6 oz) softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup confectioners sugar together and fold into the whipped topping. The cake is great as it is and my family asks for it all the time.



This was fun and festive and if everyone didn't comment on how well they liked it I'm not sure I would even give it 3 stars. When I assembled my cake layers they were wet. If you pressed on the top a whole layer of what appeared to be water would come to the top. I actually had to use a paper towel to soak some of it up from the cake. Very pretty though. I will probably try making one more time to see if I can get better results. I liked the simpleness of the Cool Whip as the frosting.

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