4th of July Jello Poke Cake Recipe


  • 1 box white or vanilla cake mix, plus ingredients listed on the box (eggs, oil, water)
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages red Jello (strawberry or cherry flavor)
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages blue Jello (blueberry flavor)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 can of buttercream frosting
  • Old Glory Sprinkle Mix


  1. Prepare the Cake:
    • Preheat your oven according to the cake mix instructions.
    • Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
    • Prepare the cake batter according to the package instructions.
    • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake according to the package instructions.
    • Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan.
  2. Prepare the Jello:
    • In separate bowls, dissolve each package of Jello in 1 cup of boiling water.
    • Stir for about 2 minutes, or until completely dissolved.
    • Stir in 1/2 cup of cold water into each bowl of Jello.
    • Let the Jello cool to room temperature but not set.
  3. Poke the Holes:
    • Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cooled cake. Space the holes about 1 inch apart.
  4. Add the Jello:
    • Carefully pour the red Jello over half of the cake, making sure to fill the holes.
    • Pour the blue Jello over the other half of the cake, filling the holes.
  5. Chill the Cake:
    • Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the Jello to set.
  6. Decorate the Cake:
    • Spread the canned buttercream frosting over the chilled cake.
    • Sprinkle the Old Glory Sprinkle Mix over the buttercream frosting to decorate the cake in a festive 4th of July or Memorial Day theme.
  7. Serve:
    • Slice the cake into squares and serve chilled. Enjoy your patriotic Jello Poke Cake!

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