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Patriotic Poke Cake

Patriotic Poke Cake

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Ready In

    3 h 30 m
JELL-O

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

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Directions

  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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Christine
15

Christine

6/29/2009

DJDEMARCO commented that the cool whip was an insubstantial frosting for this layer cake; I completely agree. Allrecipes.com 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

Vicki
5

Vicki

8/23/2010

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.

Chickentarian
5

Chickentarian

7/6/2010

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.