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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."
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4 h 30 m servings 229 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • 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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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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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

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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...

Most helpful critical review

I don't know what I did wrong, but I ended up with cake topped with Jello, nothing like the picture.

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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...

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!!!!

This is soooo, light and refreshing. Everytime I make this people rave; they can't believe how good it is and how easy to make! Love this cake, plus you can change it up by using di...

Easy, pretty AND delicious! What else could I ask for in a cake. I used regular jello instead of the sugar-free variety, and decorated with maraschino cherries on top.

This is a super easy recipe and very refreshing too!

When I was growing up, Jell-O Poke cakes were popular, and I enjoyed making them. However, as I hadn't made it in years, I couldn't remember how to do it and was thrilled to find it here! I m...

This cake was awesome...I took it to a 4th of July BBQ and young and old loved husband stated that he wasn't going to eat any..last one I made tasted bad...this one called for more jello...

I surprised my mom with this cake for her birthday. Everyone really enjoyed it. It's super moist. You can play around with what kind of cake mix you use, and also with different flavors of Je...

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