Patriotic Poke Cake

Patriotic Poke Cake

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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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Ingredients

3 h 30 m servings
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  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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Most helpful positive review

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: al...

Most helpful critical review

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 ...

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: al...

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 gr...

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 ...

I made this for an office 'Patriotic Luncheon'. Nothing special about the flavor of the cake. It is a very moist cake. A little too sweet for me. I definitely would recommend using another type...

This cake was a wonderful and fun addition to my Fourth of July party. The kids loved it and the adults thought it moist and yummy. I made the frosting as follows: 1 pkg 3 oz instant vanilla ...

This is a perfect summer recipe. Not too heavy and refreshing. My family thought it was really good. They don't like frosting that is too sweet. The cool whip was perfect. I used sugar free ...

I was really worried about the cake as the blue jello was awful by itself. But I didn't overdo it and left 1/3 of the jello off the cake. The frosting, I did as other indicated, used coolwhip ...

This cake was a hit at a Memorial Day BBQ. Here are some tips that I think really helped it look and taste wonderful. Be sure that the fork does not go all the way through the cake. Also, I d...

Pretty good for an easy cake, I used the cool whip recipe on this site where you add a package of pudding to the cool whip. This cake was so moist and tasty days after!