Finger-lickin’ Friday: Jell-O Poke Cake

Every Friday I share a recipe I am curious to try, have tested (approved or disapproved), or have developed myself.

This is miscellany‘s twenty-third installation of Finger-lickin’ Fridays!

Jell-O Poke Cake

stawberry jello box

Yum! Using the jell-o really “spices” up this recipe, taking an ordinary cake to the next level.

Status: Tested and Approved! YUMMY!

Makes: 1 cake


  •  1 box of cake mix (I like to use the strawberry kind)
  • 1 box of Jell-O (I like to strawberry)
  • Cool Whip (for “icing” the cake)


  • Bake cake as directed on package, and cool slightly.
  • Poke holes (I use the back of a wooden spoon) about a 1/2 inch apart.
  • Melt Jell-O mix with boiling water.
  • Stir in cold water and pour over cake.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Frost the cake with Cool Whip and refrigerate again for at least 1 hour before serving.


  • I imagine different flavors would easily be substituted (i.e. yellow cake mix with black cherry Jell-O, etc). I’ve just always used strawberry.



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