Try this easy-to-make recipe for a delicious, simple cake. Perfect for big gatherings or eating secretly in your room.
I don’t know if you’ve ever been to a LDS (Latter-Day Saint) funeral luncheon before but it seems like the same foods show up at every single one: ham, funeral potatoes, rolls, salad, and this Jello Poke Cake along with a lot of other tasty desserts but always cookies and brownies. Anyway, maybe other funeral luncheons are the same way, I’ve just never been invited to a luncheon of any other religion.
The point is, the Jello Poke Cake is good. I don’t know why. It’s literally three things: box cake, Jello, and whipped cream.
So what makes it so good? First, probably the sugar. Second, there are holes poked into the cake with the Jello flavoring dispersed throughout the cake. Third, if you’re the one making the cake, it is incredibly easy which means if you’re making a lot of other food at the same time, you hardly have to work on the cake and can focus on other foods.
The last time I made this cake, I promised myself I’d only make half a cake. I made a whole cake. Then I promised myself one slice and no more. Then I ate almost the entire cake when everyone was gone from the house. I’m serious when I say that this cake is delicious. I do wish it was a little harder to make though. It’s my go-to cake right now and that’s obviously a problem for my health.
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 box Jello / gelatin 3 oz box
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 container Cool Whip thawed
- fresh fruit optional
Cook cake according to box directions (usually water, oil, and eggs are needed). Let cake cool for 15 minutes.
Combine Jello / gelatin mix with 1 cup boiling water. Choose your flavor - we used strawberry.
Poke holes in cake with a fork or with the back of a wooden spoon. Make sure holes are all over cake.
Pour Jello / gelatin mix mixture over the cake evenly.
Spread Cool Whip on top of the cake. I personally like to use fresh whipped cream (heavy whipping cream and sugar) instead of Cool Whip. Garnish with fruit.
Allow cake to refrigerate for 3 hours before serving to allow it to cool and set.