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Holiday Poke Cupcakes Recipe
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Holiday Poke Cupcakes

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"Decorated with colored sugar, crushed candy canes, or miniature marshmallows these delightful cupcakes with be a hit at the holiday party."

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Original recipe makes 24 cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Prepare batter and bake as directed for cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 min. Pierce tops with fork.
  2. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix until dissolved; spoon over cupcakes. Refrigerate 30 min. Remove from pans.
  3. Tint whipped topping with food coloring; spread over cupcakes. Decorate as desired. Store in refrigerator.
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  • How to Easily Poke Holes in Cupcakes
  • Use a meat fork to make the holes in the cupcakes to fill with the dissolved gelatin.
  • Variation
  • Omit food coloring.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2008

This a great cake. My mother made it for years.At Christmas she used green & red jello all over and placed gumdrops on the top.Yummy !! Now I have passed it on to my girls. Great for any age group or occasion.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 08, 2009

Didn't care for these too much...


10 Ratings

May 09, 2008

At first I wasn't sure about these, they were kind of fragile once you took off the paper around them and poured the gelatin on them. But once I set them in the fridge for awhile and then frosted them they were really good !

Dec 12, 2007

Just made these for a mom's holiday brunch. They looked really pretty on the plate and tasted good too. Only thing I'd do differently next time is to poke deeper holes in the cupcakes. It was my first time making a poke cake and I didn't poke deep enough with the fork. All in all - I'd make again.

Apr 26, 2008

I absolutely love this recipe!

Aug 10, 2010

Must be kept cold. I took them to an outdoor function on a hot day and they got mushy.

Feb 22, 2010

I was looking for one of my old recipes to see if any one had posted it. I think that the crushed candy topping is too overwhelming. I have been making a similar recipe for years. I make it as a cake with the white cake mix, after it's done i poke holes and pour Strawberry Banana Gelatin liquid over the top and top it with whipped cream and refridgerate for 1 hour. Its a wonderful,light, fluffy simple cake that everyone loves. Tip: i use low fat jello and whipped topping you cannot tell the difference


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  • Calories
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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