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Poke Cake I Recipe

Poke Cake I

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Original recipe makes 1 -13x9 inch cake Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 20, 2007

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 cake he had in a long time. To tell you the truth you really couldn't even tell it was sugar free.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 10, 2011

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.


87 Ratings

Jul 13, 2007

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 experiment with different flavored cake mix, pudding, and jello. I think a chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, and black cherry flavored jello would be fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

Jan 13, 2008

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 better this way. Very good cake.

Nov 29, 2007

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.

Sep 20, 2010

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

Feb 16, 2007

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 like the extra pudding in the cake because it made it very moist. Instead of using white cake, I used strawberry cake for valentine's day. I also used strawberry jello. Every body who ate it loved it.

Sep 03, 2007

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 flavor you're using would look nice, too. The next flavor I'm going to try is lime.


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  • Calories
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 386 mg
  • 15%

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

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