This is a white cake, that you poke holes in and pour warm fruit flavored gelatin over it and chill. It has a whipped topping frosting.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -8 or 9 inch layer cake
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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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  • Place cake layers, top side up in two clean 8 or 9 inch round cake pans. Prick each cake with a utility fork at 1/2 inch intervals.

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  • Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Carefully spoon dissolved gelatin over cake layers. Chill cakes for 3 to 4 hours.

  • Dip one cake pan in warm water for 10 seconds, then unmold onto a serving plate. Top with about 1 cup of the whipped topping. Dip the other cake pan in warm water for 10 seconds and unmold second cake layer, placing carefully on top of the first cake layer. Frost top and sides with the remaining whipped topping. Chill.

Nutrition Facts

651 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 102.4g; fat 23.9g; cholesterol 3mg; sodium 526.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2006
So perfect for a hot summer's day!! You can make this cake ultra-low sugar/fat by using the cake mix and using only ONE CAN of DIET SPRITE or DIET 7-UP for the liquid. That's right - nothing but the cake mix and a can of soda. Mix them up and bake the cake as directed. Use sugar-free jello and fat-free whipped topping. Top with fruit. I use white cake and orange-flavored gelatin topped with mandarin oranges and fresh mint sprigs. You'd NEVER know this was so light! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2005
This is all right...wouldn't make again though. The jello made it too sweet. Read More
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108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2006
So perfect for a hot summer's day!! You can make this cake ultra-low sugar/fat by using the cake mix and using only ONE CAN of DIET SPRITE or DIET 7-UP for the liquid. That's right - nothing but the cake mix and a can of soda. Mix them up and bake the cake as directed. Use sugar-free jello and fat-free whipped topping. Top with fruit. I use white cake and orange-flavored gelatin topped with mandarin oranges and fresh mint sprigs. You'd NEVER know this was so light! Read More
(101)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
This is even easier in a 13X9 pan. I also use thawed strawberries and mix them with the whip cream. It makes presentation more elaborate and it's good too. Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
I absolutely love pokecake. My family has been making this for years, and I looked up the recipe to make it for my friends one day (who were doubtful anything with jello poured on top of it could be good). I've had many requests for it since! I usually make it in a 13x9 pan, though I have made cupcakes, too. (Use the plain aluminum cupcake liners.) The nice thing about poke cupcakes is that you can also coordinate the jello color to the holiday (orange-flavored and dark berry for Halloween, lime and strawberry for Christmas, etc). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
My Grandmother used to make this when I was young! Here is her recipe: 1 cake mix (we use yellow cake) bake cake normal & cool to luke warm, then poke holes with fork, making sure to go all the way to the bottom of the pan 2 (3oz) jello or 1 large jello (we use strawberry and sugar free works well too) mix with 1.5 cups boiling water and 1.5 cups of flavored soda (strawberry to match the jello flavor) stir well and cool...pour slowly over the top of cake, don't worry about over saturation...and refrigerate FROSTING: One small box of instant vanilla pudding (french vanilla adds an extra touch), 1.5 cups of cold milk and whip until firm...then fold in 4-5 oz of cool whip... top the cake and refrigerate until serving my mom uses different combinations...yellow cake with lemon/lime jello and sprite...or chocolate cake with cherry jello and wild cherry pop, the combinations are endless! Enjoy! Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
Used this recipe to make cupcakes! I put less batter into the cupcake cup than I normally would so it would make small flat cupcakes. When I was making the holes for the jell-o I stuck a small fork into each cupcake about four time and wiggled it around before pulling it out so the holes would be big enough. Then I just spooned the jell-o individually on to each cupcake using a regular old tablespoon until all of the jell-o was gone. They turned out great with a dollop of whipped cream and garnished with some silver sprinkles and pomegranate seeds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
This was by far the BEST cake I have ever made for a birthday cake for my family. Absolutely delicious and mouthwatering- more moist than ANY storebought cake! Instead of the usual oil/eggs I added 1/4 C applesauce and 4 egg whites you would never be able to tell the difference because the gelatin made it sooo moist! (even used sugar-free gelatin and lite whipped topping.. my little secret!!)I'm sure it would be just as delectable with the full fat ingredients--but if you can save a few calories with this low fat alteration why not? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2007
This recipe is very good and easy to make. I have made it with the white cake mix and strawberry jello and it was excellent. Also I just made this with a chocolate cake mix and black cherry jello. It tasted like a black forest cake very delicious. I plan to try it with a coconut cake and lime jello. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2003
Delicious!! I have made this recipe for friends family and co-workers and each one asked for the recipe. To their surprise it was so simple. I added sweetened strawberry puree to the whipped topping to give it a "homemade" feel then drizzled the puree over the cake when I served it. Looks and tastes restaraunt quality. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2002
Awesome recipe...I mixed sweetened coconut with the whipped cream and it tasted like it belonged there:) Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2005
This is all right...wouldn't make again though. The jello made it too sweet. Read More
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