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Patriotic Jello Poke Cake

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This Patriotic Jello Poke Cake is so easy to make and perfect for the 4th of July!

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This Patriotic Jello Poke Cake is so easy to make and perfect for the 4th of July!

If you are looking for an easy dessert for the 4th of July holiday, this is it! It’s so simple with just 4 simple ingredients.

Find more July 4th ideas here!

This Patriotic Jello Poke Cake is so easy to make and perfect for the 4th of July!

I love a poke cake! The possibilities are endless, they are so easy to throw together, it feeds a lot, and they are so scrumptious!

This Patriotic Jello Poke Cake is so easy to make and perfect for the 4th of July!

What you’ll need

9×13 baking dish
Mixing bowl
Electric hand mixer
Box white cake mix
Strawberry or cherry Jello, plus water to prepare – any red Jello works
Blue Jello, plus water to prepare- and blue flavor
3 egg whites, water, vegetable oil- for the cake
Cool Whip- or 8 ounces homemade whipped cream
Patriotic sprinkles (optional) or use fresh sliced strawberries and blueberries

How to make it

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions using the water, eggs and vegetable oil.

Pour cake batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake 22-25 minutes (according to package directions). Let the cake cool.

While the cake is cooling prepare the Jello in 2 separate bowls according to the box instructions. *You’ll only use 1 cup each of the red and blue prepared Jello. You’ll have leftovers to refrigerate and enjoy later! Let the Jello mixtures cool slightly.

Back to the cake: Using the handle of a wooden spoon poke about 50 holes in the cake, 1 inch apart. Go 3/4 of the way into the cake, not all the way through.

Starting at an angle in one corner carefully pour 1 cup of the red Jello liquid into the holes on a diagonal. 

Do the same with 1 cup of the blue Jello, alternating diagonal rows between the red and blue Jello. Careful not to mix the red and blue rows or the cake will be purple.

Fill all of the holes with the Jello mixture and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Top the cake with Cool Whip and refrigerate until ready to serve. Add sprinkles before serving. 

Instead of sprinkles add fresh cut strawberries and blueberries to the top.

Cut into slices and enjoy!

This Patriotic Jello Poke Cake is so easy to make and perfect for the 4th of July!

Homemade whipped cream

Want to make your own whipped cream? No problem! Here’s how:

You can make the whipped cream topping by beating 2 cups of heavy whipping cream with 1/2 cup sugar with an electric mixer until peaks form. Spread over the cake and decorate as desired.

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This Patriotic Jello Poke Cake is so easy to make and perfect for the 4th of July!

Patriotic Poke Cake

Steph Gigliotti
This easy red, white, and blue poke cake is perfect for the 4th of July!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 29 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 54 minutes
Course Dessert, holidays
Servings 12 servings
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 15.25 ounce Box white cake mix
  • 3 ounce box strawberry or cherry jello plus water to prepare
  • 3 ounce box blue raspberry jello plus water to prepare
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • Patriotic sprinkles
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions using the water, eggs and vegetable oil.
  • Pour cake batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake 22-25 minutes (according to package directions). Let the cake cool.
  • While the cake is cooling prepare the jello in 2 separate bowls according to the box instructions. *You’ll only use 1 cup each of the red and blue prepared jello. You’ll have leftovers to refrigerate and enjoy later! Let the jello mixtures cool slightly.
  • Back to the cake: Using the handle of a wooden spoon poke about 50 holes in the cake, 1 inch apart. Go 3/4 of the way into the cake, not all the way through.
  • Starting at an angle in one corner carefully pour 1 cup of the red jello liquid into the holes on a diagonal.
  • Do the same with 1 cup of the blue jello, alternating diagonal rows between the red and blue jello. Careful not to mix the red and blue rows or the cake will be purple.
  • Fill all of the holes with the jello mixture and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Top the cake with Cool Whip and refrigerate until ready to serve. Add sprinkles before serving.
  • Cut into slices and enjoy!

Notes

Add sprinkles just before serving.
Instead of sprinkles top your cake with fresh sliced strawberries and blueberries.
Homemade whipped cream: You can make the whipped cream topping by beating 2 cups of heavy whipping cream with 1/2 cup sugar with an electric mixer until peaks form. Spread over the cake and decorate as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 343mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 33IUCalcium: 101mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 4th of July, July 4th, patriotic desserts, poke cakes
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