Super easy to make, and patriotic! Make this Patriotic Poke Cake to serve for Canada Day or the 4th of July!
I’m not much of a baker. I can only bake one kind of cookies. And I once set the oven on fire (as a teenager) because I put too much butter on an apple pie crust. I guess there’s just too much science involved. But even I can make a box cake mix and some Jell-o to create this Patriotic Poke Cake that can work for Canada Day or the 4th of July! Make it gluten free simply by using a gluten free cake mix! And skip the cream cheese and use regular icing if you don’t want dairy!
Patriotic Poke Cake
- 1 18.25 ounce package white cake mix, prepared to package instructions
- 1 package 3 ounce package strawberry gelatin
- 1 package 3 ounce package berry blue gelatin
- 2 cups boiling water for gelatin
- 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
- ½ cup powdered sugar divided
- 2 tbsp milk
- 8 ounces whipped topping thawed
- 1 quart strawberries chopped
- 2 cups blueberries
- Bake cake in 13x9 pan according to package instructions. Allow to cool.
- Using a fork, poke holes in the top of the cake.
- Mix together the blue and red gelatin each with 1 cup of boiling water until dissolved, and then spoon each color gelatin over the cake, making sure to pour over the holes.
- The best way to do this if you're using more than one color is a row of blue, then a row of red and alternate so you get a colorful mix of red and blue in the cake. It's good to spoon over each row 2-3 times for good coverage.
- Next, mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix in the whipped topping.
- Spread out cream cheese mixture over the cake.
- Top with rows of strawberries and blueberries for the 4th of July. Or just do strawberries for Canada Day.
- Chill for 4 hours before serving.
After preparing it, you can cut the patriotic poke cake into pieces and serve on pretty white dishes with red napkins.
You can even add whipped cream and a cherry on top for more colorful patriotic fun!
Have you ever tried to make a poke cake? How’d it turn out?
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