This Raspberry Jello Poke Cake Recipe is made using a cake mix and five simple ingredients. If you're looking for an quick and easy dessert, it really doesn't get much better than this!
The great thing about making a poke cake is that it's a fun and delicious recipe that literally anyone can do. If you have a hankering for a cake, this is one that I highly recommend you whip up.
Not only does it take minimal prep work to make but it's also ready super fast as well! And when your sweet tooth is knocking, you know how important it is to have a sweet in your mouth as soon as you possibly can.
I've made many poke cakes over the years but I have to say that I really enjoy the flavor that this raspberry Jello poke cake recipe offers. It's a bit tart, a lot sweet, and simple to eat the entire cake before you even know what's happened!
Raspberry Jello Poke Cake Recipe
Don't forget the other amazing aspect of this cake...it's insanely moist as well. If you're not a fan of dry cakes, you literally won't have to worry about that at all with this homemade cake recipe.
The added jello creates a flavor inside the cake that will literally have you scraping the plate. There are so many reasons as to why I make this poke cake again and again, but my biggest is that anytime I do, people RAVE about how it tastes!
And since I love baking, that's always a good sign that I've created a recipe that is worth saving and doing again!
What happens when you add Jello to the cake mix?
I like to call it magic...but in all reality, it basically just adds a sweet flavor to the cake that makes every bite delicious.
What do you use to poke holes in a cake?
You're going to want to be certain that the holes that you're making in the cake are big enough that the jello powder gets in them easily. For this reason, I like to use the handle of a wooden spoon.
This is a super-easy way to poke a lot of holes fast and have them be large enough that the jello goes into them quite nicely as well.
Can you freeze a jello cake?
Absolutely! If you want to make this simple cake recipe in advance or find that you have a lot left over and want to save it, all you have to do is pop it in the freezer and save it for another day!
Ingredients needed for Jello Poke Cake
The list of ingredients is short and sweet for this tasty raspberry jello poke cake recipe!
- white cake mix prepared according to box directions
- Box of raspberry jello
- Boiling water
- Whipping topping
- Fresh raspberries
That's literally it. That's all you need to make this crazy-good cake! Hard to believe that something this delicious can be so simple to make!
Can you use frozen raspberries instead of fresh raspberries?
In my opinion, fresh raspberries are the best. And while frozen berries might be fine, you're running the risk of the excess juices and water to come out of the fruit and cause your cake to be a big soggy mess.
As the berries thaw, they are just going to naturally release stored water and juices and there's really nothing you can do about it. Fresh raspberries have juice as well but not in the same capacity the frozen does.
How do you know when the cake is done baking in the oven?
The best way to make certain that your cake is done and ready to be pulled from the oven is to use the toothpick or butterknife check method. Just insert a clean butter knife or toothpick into the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean and batter-free, it's time to pull the cake from the oven as it's done baking.
If there is still batter on it, you need to give it a few more minutes of cook time!
Tips for Making This Jello Poke Cake Recipe
Even though this is a simple dessert, there are a few tips to keep in mind.
Once you add on the whipped topping, you're going to want to place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes to chill. This is supposed to be a cake served cold for best results so don't skimp or skip this important step.
If you're not a fan of whipped cream, you can easily replace the topping for a frosting or other option of your choice.
Don't forget that you can easily change the flavor of the cake just by changing out the type of jello that you use. There is lemon, lime, cherry, strawberry and the list could literally go on forever as well!
Even though this is a dessert, you can sneak it in for brunch as well in my opinion. I find that this cake goes superbly with coffee and hot tea, too!
How to store a poke cake
Due to the ingredients in this cake, the best way to store leftovers is to put on a lid and keep it stored in the fridge. This will keep it cool as it's supposed to be and make it super simple to grab a piece anytime that you want.
Sharing this Jello Poke Cake Recipe and Raspberry Cake with Family and Friends
Don't forget the power of sharing sweets with friends. Anytime that I have a friend who is in need or down in the dumps, I like to take them a goodie or two to bring a smile to their face.
This cake recipe is one that will cheer anyone up and is a quick and simple solution as well.
The next time you're craving a delicious cake recipe, don't miss out on this tasty poke cake! It's a tasty treat to bring a wonderful flavor to your tastebuds and mouth!
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Raspberry Jello Poke Cake Recipe
- 1 box white cake mix, prepared according to box directions
- 1 box (3 oz) raspberry jello
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 carton (8 oz) whipped topping
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- Prepare cake according to box directions. Get out and measure all of your other ingredients.
- Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke several holes in the cake.
- When cake is cooled, combine boiling water with the raspberry jello. Stir until dissolved.
- Pour jello mixture into the holes and over cake.
- Place cake in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow jello to soak in.
- Frost with whipped topping and finish things off with fresh raspberries.
- Refrigerate until needed. Slice, serve and enjoy every bite.