Saturday, April 5, 2014

Jello 'POKE' Cake.

I've always just assumed that EVERYONE knew how to make a 
Jello 'Poke' Cake.

However....when I mentioned that I had made it on one of my 'weekend' posts...I ended up getting quite a few emails for the recipe!

Which makes me happy because - - This recipe is a MUST! 

And I'm SUPER excited to share it because it is one of my VERY FAVORITE desserts to make throughout the spring and summer months.

Here's what you'll need:

1 yellow {or white} boxed cake mix
{plus ingredients listed on the back to make the cake}
2 small boxes of Jello + water
Fresh strawberries

Here's how you'll make it:

Bake cake as directed on the back of the box.
Once it has cooled - - get the end of a wooden spoon and begin 'poking' holes all throughout the cake. 
{Like - A LOT of holes.}

Make Jello as directed on back of box.
BUT....instead of placing it in the fridge to set up - - pour it LIQUIFIED right on top of the cake.  


Place in fridge for AT LEAST 
a few hours to set up.

Top with Cool Whip and 'marinated' fresh strawberries.

* Marinated = slicing strawberries, placing them in a bowl with 1/2 cup of sugar and stirring it all every so often. 
{I usually do this a few hours before it's going to be served. I just stir it here and there as I'm making my meal}.

It makes up a juice {along with coating the strawberries} that is TO DIE FOR!
I won't have em any other way, on top of a cake!
{Ok...I WILL....but......this way is my fave.}

Making this cake has become a tradition for my 

I like to DOUBLE the recipe and make a 'layered' version with round cake pans, 
for special occasions, topping it with blueberries AND strawberries.

And remember - you can in fact use ANY flavor of JELLO that you'd like! 
I just like STRAWBERRY the very BEST!

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