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piece of christmas jello poke cake on white plate

Christmas Poke Cake

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Red and green Christmas Poke Cake is the perfect festive dessert for all of your holiday parties! Lime and cherry jello flavor a white cake topped with whipped cream and festive holiday sprinkles.


  • boxed white cake mix + ingredients to prepare it
  • 3 oz. box of Lime Jell-o
  • 3 oz. box of Cherry or Strawberry Jell-o
  • 8 oz. tub of whipped topping (thawed)
  • red and green sprinkles or jimmies


  1. Prepare the cake according to the package instructions. Allow to cook completely.
  2. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the top of the cake.
  3. In two separate bowls or glass meaning cups, mix each packet of gelatin with 1 cup of very hot water. Stir to dissolve the gelatin. Add 1/2 cup cold water to each and stir.
  4. Pour or spoon the gelatin over the cake in a marbled pattern, being sure to pay attention to getting it into the holes.
  5. Refrigerate the cake at least 4 hours to allow the jello to set up and soak into the cake.
  6. Spread whipped cream over the top of the cake and add sprinkles over the top.


Store wrapped tightly in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

To freeze wrap tightly before adding whipped cream. Keep in the freezer for up to one month. Thaw overnight in the fridge and add whipped cream and sprinkles before serving.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 190
  • Sugar: 18.8 g
  • Sodium: 149.1 mg
  • Fat: 4.2 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 37.8 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg