This is a delicious cake that is really tasty. Poke holes in a white cake, pour fruit flavored gelatin over that, then top it off with cherry pie filling and whipped topping.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for one 9x13 inch cake. Remove cake from oven. Poke holes at once down through cake with a fork. Holes should be at 1 inch intervals.

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  • While the cake cools, combine the gelatin with boiling water. Pour gelatin mixture over the cake. Top with the cherry pie filling, then cover with whipped topping. Refrigerate cake for one hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 62.1g 20% DV; fat 14.1g 22% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 319mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2003
Great cake! I do have one problem with it though.....my husband ate half of it a few hours after I made it. LOL I did change just one little thing about the recipe. I used a wooden spoon handle to make the holes instead of a fork. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/24/2010
I love poke cakes and this one was nice and moist...but it was bland. Won't be making it again. Read More
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85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2003
Great cake! I do have one problem with it though.....my husband ate half of it a few hours after I made it. LOL I did change just one little thing about the recipe. I used a wooden spoon handle to make the holes instead of a fork. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2003
Play around with this recipe, its lots of fun. I made a chocolate cake mix (added a box of instant pudding and one egg) and baked in a 9x13. Then I poured raspberry gelatin over the top, chilled, cut in half and filled the middle layer with raspberry jelly, and frosted with dark chocolate frosting. Delicious! Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2007
I have made this cake for many years, but I changed things around and made it a delicious cake. I made a chocolate cake, with cherry jello, cherry pie filling and topped it with chocolate cool whip. But of course you have to like chocolate and cherry together, my family loves the two together. of course it is good also if you top it off with chopped pecans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
This great has gotten rave reviews every time I make it. I use applesauce in place of oil for the cake and then use sugar free jello and sugar free cherry pie filling (hard to find sometimes but it's out there) and sugar free Whip Topping. AS far as cake goes it makes it kind of healthy. I like to make cakes and my husaband says by far this is his most favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
Made this for the 4th of July using blue jello to make it more patriotic. Looked and tasted awesome. Big hit with everyone. Used less whipped topping about 3/4 of the tub or less. Not big on whipped topping myself but I think next time I will just use an extra can of cherries as topping and omit the whipped topping. Cant wait to try other flavors of jello and pie fillings. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
Love it!! This cake is so light and delicious!! And the cherry pie filling is the wow factor. I think next time I might even use 2 cans of cherry pie filling. This stands above any other poke cake I've ever made. I only made one variation as tried by another reviewer. I used the handle of a wooden spoon to poke the holes. It made a huge difference. Way more of the gelatin actually gets into the cake instead of running over and along the sides and just intensifies the flavor. Very easy to make and was a big hit at the Memorial Day cookout. I will be making this for years to come. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
This was so good! Nice and moist! I would not change one thing. Truned out so good! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2008
I made this for our 4th of July cookout and it received rave reviews. It was my first Poke Cake and it was fantastic. great recipe easy to do. I used maraschino cherries and bluberries to create a flag cake sticking with the holiday theme. I also used cherry Jell-o to match the cherry pie filling. I think you could probably use any flavor Jell-o and fruit topping and it would be just as good! A nice change from a traditional cake with buttercream frosting - great summer recipe. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2006
This is really good! I like to mix lemon pudding mix with the whip topping for added flavor. If it is too gritty add a teaspoon or two of milk while mixing:) Then spread VERY YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/24/2010
I love poke cakes and this one was nice and moist...but it was bland. Won't be making it again. Read More
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