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Jello Poke Cake

This easy Jello poke cake is a retro dessert that we love! Made with white cake mix, Jello, and Cool Whip, you'll enjoy the flavor of this delicious sweet treat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 159 kcal


  • 1 box white cake mix plus ingredients called for on box
  • 3.3 ounces strawberry jello
  • 1 cup water boiling
  • ½ cup water cold
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • fresh strawberries for garnish if desired


  • Prepare cake to directions and after baking poke holes throughout the cake with a fork or wooden spoon handle.
  • Mix boiling water with Jello and stir until dissolved, then pour in cold water.
  • Pour Jello over the entire cake, allowing to seep into holes.
  • Cover with Cool Whip.
  • You can also add fresh fruit to the top before slicing and serving!


TIP: For a fun flavor change, swap out the strawberry Jello for another flavor, and use fresh fruit on top to match!
TIP: You can substitute butter and milk for the oil and water on the cake box directions if you like. It will produce a richer flavor!
TIP: It’s best to make the holes in the cake while it is still slightly warm because as it cools, the crust on top of the cake will crumble more easily.
TIP: When you’re pouring the cream into the holes, tap the pan on the counter a few times to get rid of any air bubbles and make sure the cream fills the holes completely.


Sodium: 261mgCalcium: 57mgVitamin A: 26IUSugar: 18gFiber: 1gPotassium: 105mgCholesterol: 2mgCalories: 159kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 5gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 29gIron: 1mg