White Chocolate-Cranberry Poke Cupcakes

Topped with white chocolate cream cheese frosting and dried cranberries, these poke cupcakes are as festive looking as they are scrumptious.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 3 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 33 mins
24 servings


  • 1 package (2-layer size) white cake mix

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 (3 ounce) package JELL-O Brand Cranberry Flavor Gelatin

  • 6 ounces BAKER'S White Chocolate, broken into pieces

  • 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar

  • ½ cup dried cranberries


  1. Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 min. Pierce tops with fork.

  2. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Spoon over cupcakes. Refrigerate 30 min.

  3. Melt chocolate as directed on package. Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition until light and fluffy.

  4. Spread frosting onto cupcakes. Top with cranberries.

How to Easily Poke Holes in Cupcakes:

Use a meat fork to make the holes in the cupcakes to fill with the dissolved gelatin.

How to Store:

Keep frosted cupcakes refrigerated.

Size Wise:

At 24 servings, this fun recipe is great for a party or classroom celebration.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
9g Fat
39g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.