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Poke Cake I

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servings 336 cals
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 -13x9 inch cake)


  • Calories:
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.1g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 386 mg
  • 15%

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. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, 1 cup water and the vegetable oil and blend well. Beat at the medium speed of an electric mixer for 4 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Let cake cool in pan for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, then add the cold water.
  5. Poke holes in the warm cake with a fork at 1/2 inch intervals. Pour gelatin over cake. Chill cake for 3 to 4 hours then frost with whipped topping. Keep cake refrigerated.

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  1. 88 Ratings

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I made this for my fiance's birthday(he is diabetic by the way)I took the regular box of white cake mix andinstead of the regular pudding and jello I used sugar free. He said it was the best cak...

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This was just okay. I used orange jell-o, and there just wasn't much flavor. Unfortunately, most of this cake did not get eaten, but it did look pretty.

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I made this for my fiance's birthday(he is diabetic by the way)I took the regular box of white cake mix andinstead of the regular pudding and jello I used sugar free. He said it was the best cak...

I made this cake using strawberry flavored jello for my son's birthday. The kids loved it, and it was gone in a matter of minutes. It is an extremely moist, delicious cake. I can't wait to exper...

This turned out really well. I poked holes with a wooden spoon instead of the fork tines and so when the cake is cut, there are spots with the jello and some without. I thought it looked bette...

I flipping love this cake. It is sooo easy to make and sooo delicious. If you want to make it even better you must sugar your greased baking pan, not flour it.

I thought that it was a very good recipe. Although, it was very sweet, between the cool whip and extra pudding. I think that there may be a little too much cool whip for my taste. But, I did lik...

Really delicious! Everyone loved it... made exactly as directed.

This cake is really moist and delicious! I "frosted" it with Redi-Wip to make the top of the cake pretty. Garnishing the top with slices or pieces of real fruit associated with the Jell-O f...

This is a great cake! It is moist and is easy to make. I made it for a church picnic and was asked to make three for an event planned the following month! I have talked to others about a Poke ca...

The actual cake (without jello) was good- nice and moist. I didn't really like the parts where the jello had completely saturated the cake.