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Raspberry Poke Cake

Rated as 4.94 out of 5 Stars

"Poke around your cupboard and freezer and you'll probably find everything you need to make a classic 'poke' cake. Some things just get easier."
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3 h 45 m servings 373 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pan).
  2. Make and cool cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan.
  3. Pierce cooled cake all over with fork. In small bowl, stir gelatin and boiling water until smooth; stir in cold water. Pour over cake. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Refrigerate 2 hours. Frost with whipped topping; garnish with raspberries. Store covered in refrigerator.


  • High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude directions on cake mix box.
  • Substitution: Use any flavor of gelatin that you like for this recipe. Try strawberry gelatin and garnish the cake with strawberries, or experiment with strawberry-banana, strawberry-kiwi or sparkling berry gelatin.
  • Special Touch: You can also whip your own whipping cream to top this classic recipe. In chilled medium bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups whipping cream and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 373 calories; 18.3 g fat; 47.9 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 328 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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This is a great idea! I experimented with chocolate cake and raspberry flavored gelatin. It was not as visually striking because we couldn't really see the raspberry, but it tasted great. Nex...

I use sugar free jello and light cool whip and I have to keep my hubby from eating the whole thing. He asks for it on his birthday every year. Absolutely wonderful with all kinds of flavors.

I absolutly love this cake! I use sugar free jell-o, lite whip topping, and lite strawberries. OH SO GOOD! I can't wait to try the cup cakes for my daughter.

I LOVE this recipe! I like it with lemon cake mix and orange jello. It's great for summer! I've also done lemon raspberry and it's so fabulous. This cake is moist and fresh. Delish.

I made this when my best friend and her 2 girls came for a visit on Spring Break. Used yellow cake (made per directions on the box), and added strawberry gelatin b/c strawberries were more in s...

Super simple and easy to make for guests. It's a nice, light finish to a meal. I used strawberry jello and fresh strawberry slices on top instead of raspberry.

Easiest cake ever! So moist--everyone loved it! Thank you!

yum! I made this using strawberry jello and put fresh strawberries on top. The cake is soo moist and delicious!

Great recipe. I have never heard of this, my husband told me his sister used to make it and it is soooo good. He reccommended I use watermelon jello & I tried it & it is so good! :)