A holiday poke cake is a fun way to celebrate any holiday. Using white cake mix and different colors of Jello, you can create a cake in any color combination that you desire!
I love this holiday poke cake. While you should use a white cake mix you can use any color of Jello you want. This way your cake can be themed any way you like. Before you make one of these cakes, check out this article on 11 Crazy Discontinued Jell-O flavors!
Make a fun and festive cake!
This cake is always in season, want to have fun with upcoming holidays: use can use lime and cherry for Christmas, You could use a double layer of cherry jello for Valentine’s day. Now, you don’t have to limit yourself to just the holidays if you have a favorite sports team, school, or perhaps you just want to try out different color combinations, this is the cake for you!
Jello flavors and their colors
Not all flavors of Jell-O are available all year long. Amazon has a good year-around selection, but prices are generally less in your local grocery store.
|Jell-O Flavor||Color Created|
|Black Cherry Jell-O||Dark Red|
|Blackberry Fusion Jell-O||Maroon Red|
|Cranberry Jell-O</td>||Warm Red|
|Fruit Punch Jell-O||Red|
|Lime Jell-O||Light Green|
|Melon Fusion||Bright green|
|Peach Jell-O||Orange Peach|
|Island Pineapple Jell-O||Bright yellow|
|Raspberry Jell-O||Dark warm red|
|Strawberry Jell-O||Cooler red|
|Strawberry Banana Jell-O||Red||Watermelon Jell-O||Dark pin|
Frequent questions about Holiday Poke Cakes
Should Poke Cakes be refrigerated? Yes, they should be refrigerated the Jello will dissolve when left at room temperature for too long.
Why do they call it a Poke Cake? When you make this cake, you will poke holes in it after you bake it to allow the Jello to have enough room to go into the cake.
Can I use sugar-free Jell-O? Yes.
Could I make this with pudding instead? You can, BUT, the Jell-O stays put, pudding slices around more.
Have fun with your own holiday poke cake or special occasion cake! If you have made one, let me know the colors you used!
Holiday Poke Cake
- 2 baked 9-inch white cake layers
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 package Jell-O (red)
- 1 package Jell-O (Blue)
- 12 ounces Cool Whip
- Place layers top sides in 2 (9 inch round cake pans. Pierce cake with large fork at 1/2 inch increments. Stir 1 cup boiling water into each flavor of the gelatin in separate bowls 2 minutes or until dissolved. Carefully pour red gelatin over 1 cake layer and lime gelatin over the second cake layer. Refrigerate 3 hours. Dip 1 pan in warm water for 10 seconds; unmold onto serving plate. Spread with 1 cup of whipped topping. Unmold second layer, carefully place on first layer. Frost with remaining whipped topping. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
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