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4th of July Poke Cake

TGIF - This Grandma Is Fun
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course 4th of July, Dessert, Holiday
Servings 12 -15

Ingredients
  

  • Cake
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 small box 3.4 oz cherry gelatin - you will use ½ the package
  • 1 small box 3.4 oz berry blue gelatin - you will use ½ the package
  • 1 cup boiling water divided
  • ½ cup cold water divided
  • Frosting
  • 8 oz container whipped topping, thawed
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toppings
  • Additional whipped topping
  • Sprinkles
  • Fruit

Instructions
 

  • Cake
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a 13x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
  • Combine cake mix, eggs, water, oil and until smooth
  • Spread evenly into baking dish, bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes
  • Combine ½ of the package (about 2 tablespoons) red gelatin and ½ cup boiling water and stir about 2 minutes until dissolved, add ¼ cup cold water and stir to combine
  • Using a wooden skewer or large fork, poke holes into cake about every 1/2 inch
  • Combine ½ of the package (about 2 tablespoons) blue gelatin and ½ cup boiling water and stir about 2 minutes until dissolved, add ¼ cup cold water and stir to combine
  • Carefully pour gelatin over the cake
  • Place in refrigerator at least 3 hours or overnight
  • Frosting
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese until smooth
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth
  • Fold in whipped topping until smooth
  • Spread over cake
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to serve
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator covered with plastic wrap
  • Serve with additional whipped topping, sprinkles or fruit

  • Pro Tip:
  • Add jello to squeeze bottles to make adding the jello to the holes in the cake easier.
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