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Patriotic Poke Cupcakes

Stop everything that you're doing and grab the simple ingredients for these Patriotic Poke Cupcakes. Simple and perfect for the 4th of July!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword july 4th cupcakes, patriotic poke cupcakes, poke cupcakes


  • muffin pan (12 holes)


  • white cake mix prepared according to box directions
  • 1.5 oz blue jello half of a small box
  • 1.5 oz red jello half of a small box
  • 1 cup boiling water divided
  • 8 oz whipping topping
  • sprinkles and sparkles


  • Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
  • Prepare cupcakes according to box directions.
  • When cake is cooled, combine ½ cup boiling water with blue jello in a bowl. Stir until dissolved.
  • In another bowl, combine ½ cup boiling water with red jello. Stir until dissolved.
  • Using a wooden spoon, poke three holes in each cupcake.
  • Carefully spoon jello mixtures into the holes, trying to only pour one color into each hole.
  • In each cupcake, I pour one color in two holes and the other color into one hole.
  • Place cupcakes in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow jello to soak in.
  • Frost with whipped topping.
  • Cover all cupcakes with topping.
  • Finish things off with sprinkles and sparkles.
  • Enjoy every bite.