An easy way to make an elegant retro recipe dessert using white cake mix drizzled with Black Cherry and Lime Jello over each round of cake. The jello seeps down into the poke holes in the cake making the pretty design, the end result frosted with Cool Whip for a super easy and pretty dessert that impresses!
Want to learn how to make the perfect poke holes for your cake? Be sure to read on to find out my secret!
Jello Poke Cake
A Retro Recipe
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 box black cherry jello
- 1 box lime jello
- 2 cups hot boiling water
- 1-8 ounce container cool whip, thawed in refrigerator
- Make the white cake mix per box instructions, following directions for baking in round cake pans. Let cakes cool completeley. Poke holes in cake using the wide end of a chop stick. Push the chop stick through the cake all the way to the bottom of the cake. Repeat several times on cake layer. Set cakes aside.
- Place black cherry jello powder and lime jello powder in two separate mixing bowls. Pour 1 cup hot boiling water over each bowl of jello powder, stirring until jello has dissolved. Let cool slightly (about 10 minutes).
- With a tablespoon, spoon the black cherry jello over 1 round of cake and then the lime jello over the second round. Cover cake with plastic wrap and store overnight in the refrigerator to allow jello to set.
- At least an hour before serving, layer and frost cake with cool whip. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve. Store any leftovers in refrigerator. The cake will store for several days in the refrigerator.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Refrigeration time: 12 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 12 hrs. 30 mins.
Tags: retro recipe, jello, cake mix, cool whip, easy recipe
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