The Only 4th of July Dessert You Need – Jello Poke Cake

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by Uncategorized

patriotic jello poke cake recipe

Planning a 4th of July get-together?

You’ve done the same standard chocolate cake dozens of times before, and you want something new.

Growing up, this was my most favorite cake. My mom would make it for my birthday each year, and it was always so fun to help her make it. She’d bake a white cake and then pour liquid Jello on top after poking a few holes into it, and viola! We’d have a colorful and delicious treat! Poke cake is a fun dessert for the 4th Of July because you can make it look really patriotic with red and blue Jello, so that’s how I prepared it this time. But don’t just do those colors, experiment with lots of different colors for a really unique cake!

I’ve included the recipe for the cake below, enjoy!


You’ll need:

  • Prepared White Cake
  • Whipped Cream (Beat 1 pint cream, then add 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar once soft peaks form. Add more sugar to taste.)
  • 2 boxes of 3 oz. Jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Berries for decoration


Make it:

  • Bake the cake, and then poke holes throughout it. (You can use a fork, a bamboo skewer stick, whatever you’d like.)
  • Mix each box of Jello with 1 cup each boiling water, stir until the Jello is completely dissolved.
  • Pour the hot liquid Jello over the top of the cake carefully. You can do one color on each side, or go for a tie-dye design!
  • Refrigerate cake for at least an hour, and then frost with whipped cream and decorate with berries.

This is a really great recipe to do with kids. They’ll have a blast poking holes into the cake. If you do want them to help with pouring the Jello, make sure that is has cooled down enough before they pour it. Have fun with this cake, it’s a great one! It’s sure to be colorful hit at your next party!


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