A classic! Easy, easy, easy and tasty, tasty, tasty.

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, 1 cup water and the vegetable oil and blend well. Beat at the medium speed of an electric mixer for 4 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Let cake cool in pan for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, then add the cold water.

  • Poke holes in the warm cake with a fork at 1/2 inch intervals. Pour gelatin over cake. Chill cake for 3 to 4 hours then frost with whipped topping. Keep cake refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; 15.4 g total fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 386 mg sodium. 46.1 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (74)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
I made this for my fiance's birthday(he is diabetic by the way)I took the regular box of white cake mix andinstead of the regular pudding and jello I used sugar free. He said it was the best cake he had in a long time. To tell you the truth you really couldn't even tell it was sugar free. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2011
This was just okay. I used orange jell-o and there just wasn't much flavor. Unfortunately most of this cake did not get eaten but it did look pretty. Read More
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96 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
I made this for my fiance's birthday(he is diabetic by the way)I took the regular box of white cake mix andinstead of the regular pudding and jello I used sugar free. He said it was the best cake he had in a long time. To tell you the truth you really couldn't even tell it was sugar free. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
I made this for my fiance's birthday(he is diabetic by the way)I took the regular box of white cake mix andinstead of the regular pudding and jello I used sugar free. He said it was the best cake he had in a long time. To tell you the truth you really couldn't even tell it was sugar free. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2007
I made this cake using strawberry flavored jello for my son's birthday. The kids loved it and it was gone in a matter of minutes. It is an extremely moist delicious cake. I can't wait to experiment with different flavored cake mix pudding and jello. I think a chocolate cake mix chocolate pudding and black cherry flavored jello would be fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2008
This turned out really well. I poked holes with a wooden spoon instead of the fork tines and so when the cake is cut there are spots with the jello and some without. I thought it looked better this way. Very good cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
I thought that it was a very good recipe. Although it was very sweet between the cool whip and extra pudding. I think that there may be a little too much cool whip for my taste. But I did like the extra pudding in the cake because it made it very moist. Instead of using white cake I used strawberry cake for valentine's day. I also used strawberry jello. Every body who ate it loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2007
I flipping love this cake. It is sooo easy to make and sooo delicious. If you want to make it even better you must sugar your greased baking pan not flour it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
Really delicious! Everyone loved it... made exactly as directed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2007
This cake is really moist and delicious! I "frosted" it with Redi-Wip to make the top of the cake pretty. Garnishing the top with slices or pieces of real fruit associated with the Jell-O flavor you're using would look nice too. The next flavor I'm going to try is lime. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2006
This is a great cake! It is moist and is easy to make. I made it for a church picnic and was asked to make three for an event planned the following month! I have talked to others about a Poke cake and no one has ever used pudding. I think that makes the difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2006
The actual cake (without jello) was good- nice and moist. I didn't really like the parts where the jello had completely saturated the cake. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2011
This was just okay. I used orange jell-o and there just wasn't much flavor. Unfortunately most of this cake did not get eaten but it did look pretty. Read More
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