Patriotic Poke Cake with Class

Patriotic Poke Cake with Class

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We have all seen the classic Jello cake but like to take it one step further! Our Patriotic Poke Cake takes the classic to the next level and presents a pretty darned impressive addition to the holiday pot luck!

You will need:

  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1TBSP pure vanilla bean paste
  • 1 package (8oz) cherry jello
  • 1 package (8oz) Blueberry or Blue Raspberry jello
  • 2 squeeze bottles

Directions for poke cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray your cake pan with pam spray, set aside
  • Using a standing mixer or hand beater, combine the mix, eggs, butter, milk and vanilla bean paste and mix on medium speed until fully mixed
  • Once mixed, pour batter into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean
  • Once the cake is baked and pulled out, make your jello mixes
  • Take a medium bowl, mix the cherry jello with 3/4 C boiling water
  • Mix until dissolved and then add 1/2 C cold water
  • Set aside for 2 minutes and then mix
  • Repeat the jello steps for the blueberry jello
  • Pour each jello into their own squeeze bottle
  • Using the bottom of the wooden spoon, poke holes into the cake
  • Take the blueberry jello squeeze bottle and squeeze some of the jello into the top row
  • Take the Cherry jello and repeat the process using the next row
  • Alternate the jello’s until all the rows are filled
  • Place cake into the fridge for 4 hours to over night

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Blue and red food coloring
  • 3 bowl
  • medium star tip and pastry bag
  • Large cup to put the piping bag in


  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the food coloring into the bowl and mix on medium speed
  • If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
  • Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks
  • Separate the frosting into three bowls
  • Add the red food dye into one bowl
  • Add the blue food dye into the second bowl
  • Leave the third bowl white
  • Fit the star tip into the piping bag and place the bag inside the cup, pulling the bag over the cups edge
  • Using a spoon, scoop some of the red icing and put it on 1/3 part of the piping bag
  • Repeat with the blue and white frosting
  • Twist the top of the piping bag and squeeze the frosting down
  • Using the piping bag, pipe stars over the top of the cake
  • Place into the fridge for 30 minutes to get a clean slice or serve right away

Check out these other great Patriotic treats of ours:

Patriotic Pinwheel Cookies

Patriotic Parfait

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