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red white and blue poke cake on white plate

Red, White & Blue Poke Cake

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  • One white cake mix + ingredients to prepare it
  • One 3 oz. box of Berry Blue Jell-o
  • One 3 oz. box of Cherry Jell-o
  • One 8 oz. tub of whipped topping (thawed)
  • Red & blue food coloring (optional)
  • Patriotic sprinkles or jimmies (optional)


  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions and allow cake to cool completely.
  2. Using a straw or the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the surface of the cake.
  3. Prepare each box of Jell-o using 1 cup of boiling water + 1/2 cup of cold water. (This is 1/2 cup less cold water than what is called for on package instructions.)
  4. Carefully pour or spoon the blue Jell-o over a portion of the cake. Take care to get the liquid into the holes.
  5. Carefully pour or spoon the red Jell-o over the rest of cake. Take care to get the liquid into the holes.
  6. Refrigerate the cake for at least 3-4 hours or overnight – this allows the Jell-o to set up within the cake.
  7. Top the cake with the whipped topping.
  8. Just prior to serving, use a toothpick dipped in food coloring to add swirls of red and blue in the whipped topping.
  9. Add patriotic sprinkles or jimmies.
  10. Cut and serve!
  11. Refrigerate any leftover cake.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 477
  • Sugar: 45.7 g
  • Sodium: 458.2 mg
  • Fat: 23.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.2 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.7 mg