Jello Poke Cake

Jello Poke Cake

It’s not a summer holiday in my house without this Jello cake. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

1 box yellow cake mix

2 cups boiling water

1 pkg. 3 oz. red gelatin

1pkg. 3 oz. blue gelatin

1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip topping, thawed

1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding

1 cup milk

Fresh fruit of your choice


  1. Bake cakes according to package directions using the round pan option.
  2. When cool enough to handle, dip bottoms of cake pans in warm water 10 seconds; unmold cakes.
  3. Once cooled, place cakes, top sides up, in clean 9-inch round pans. Pierce with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
  4. Add boiling water to gelatin mix, stir 2 minutes. until completely dissolved but DO NOT refrigerate. Carefully pour mix over cake layers. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  5. Mix 1 pkg. of vanilla instant pudding and 1 cup milk, stir until firm, then add in 8-oz. container of Cool Whip and spread over cooled cake. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  6. Decorate cake with fresh fruit