Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

Loaf of pound cake loaf topped with strawberries and sliced to show pattern of holes filled with red gelatin. Close up of a pound cake loaf topped with strawberries and sliced to show pattern of holes filled with red gelatin. Close up of a wooden spoon poked into a baked, bare cake with a pattern of holes across the cake top. Close up of a pan containing cake lightly covered in red gelatin that fills several holes, half topped by strawberries.
Recipe Origin Global
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Servings 8
Preparation 30 min 00:30
Cook 30 min 00:30
Ready in 1 hour 01:00
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method No Cook
Ingredients Berries Candy Fruit
Equipment Cooler
Recipe Type Cake Dessert
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Loaf of pound cake loaf topped with strawberries and sliced to show pattern of holes filled with red gelatin. Close up of a pound cake loaf topped with strawberries and sliced to show pattern of holes filled with red gelatin. Close up of a wooden spoon poked into a baked, bare cake with a pattern of holes across the cake top. Close up of a pan containing cake lightly covered in red gelatin that fills several holes, half topped by strawberries.

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake

When camping there always seems to be that one cake that goes hard, now there’s a way to turn what may have been thrown away into a strawberry jello poke cake for dessert.

Whether the cake is from a box mix, or adding something special to a store bought cake, infusing jello adds flavor, moisture, and texture. The flavor combination is similar to eating a trifle, but without the layers.

When serving, if you like it can be topped with a bit a whipped cream or custard for even more of a special treat. 

Ingredients

1 plain cake

1 packet strawberry gelatin

1 pint strawberries

Recipe Directions

  1. Place the cake on a flat work service then use a wooden spoon handle to poke holes in the cake at even intervals.

  2. Clean and halve the strawberries. Make the strawberry gelatin and let it cool until slightly thick.

  3. Pour the red jello over the cake and into the holes until they seem to fill. Top with the strawberries and brush with more red jello. You want to use enough gelatin to fill the holes and coat the strawberries, however you may not need to use all of it. If you use too much, it can loose the poke effect.

  4. Chill until the gelatin is set. Slice and serve, aiming for the cuts to be through the holes for the best visual presentation.

  5. There are a lot of factors that can effect the outcome of the poke cake. You may want to experiment with different combinations so you get the best results.

    -Firm cake (pound cake) vs soft cake (sponge cake)

    -Temperature of the cake affects how much gelatin it absorbs

    -Temperature and viscosity of the gelatin impacts how much is absorbed into the cake

    -Size of the poke holes

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Recipe Origin Global
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 8
Preparation 30 min 00:30
Cook 30 min 00:30
Ready in 1 hour 01:00
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method No Cook
Ingredients Berries Candy Fruit
Equipment Cooler
Recipe Type Cake Dessert
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