Christmas Rainbow Poke Cake is a fun and colorful cake that makes the holidays even brighter!! Everyone, young and old will love this adorable cake and the kids will be excited to help make it too!
CHRISTMAS RAINBOW POKE CAKE!
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So what is a poke cake exactly? Well, it is a regular cake (usually a box mix) that is baked, cooled and then poked. You can use a large two prong fork or a dowel or the end of a small wooden spoon like I did. Then a filling is added to the holes, in this case it is jello. The top is a whipped topping which sure is easy and then decorated with your favorite sprinkles. Fun, easy and festive, poke cake recipes can’t be beat!!
I just used a cake mix for this cake, something that I have not done in a long time but I wanted to make it as easy as possible. You just have to buy 3 boxes of jello, a cake mix and whipped topping. You might even have some sprinkles at home already!! This can also be made ahead and stores great in the fridge for a few hours. With adding in the jello the cake is moist and yummy!
Simple and easy and enough to feed a crowd, is the name of the game for the holiday season. Who is not going to love a big slice of this, the little ones will be jumping with joy!!
If you do even pokes and jello pours, you will have a rainbow effect. If you do random pokes and random jello pours you will get more of a tie dye effect. Either way it is very pretty!
Take the Christmas sprinkles off and you have a great birthday cake. I did one of these for Canada Day and just used the red. You can use red and blue for 4th of July celebrations. This traditional poke cake can take you right through the whole year!
Christmas Rainbow Poke Cake
- 1 pkg. white cake mix + ingredients to prepare
- 1 pkg. 3 oz. lime jello
- 1 pkg. 3 oz. blue raspberry jello
- 1 pkg. 3 oz. cherry jello
- 3 cups boiling water
- 8 oz. container of whipped topping or 3 cups homemade cool whip
- Holiday sprinkles
Make cake mix according to package and using a 9-inch x 13-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray per package also. Bake as directed.
Let cake completely cool. Poke in rows using a small wooden spoon, dowel or two pronged fork at 1/2-1" intervals. I found the cake stuck to the wooden spoon so you have to clean it regularly of cake or your holes would get too large.
Pour one cup of boiling water into each of the jello and stir to dissolve. Pour each row with a different color using a spouted measuring cup. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Top with whipped topping and sprinkles and refrigerate again for a few hours. Serve chilled.
Recipe NotesIf you prefer to make the white cake from scratch, I like this recipe from i am baker.
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