Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jello Poke Cake

Yesterday was Julian's friends birthday, so I decided to make him a Jello poke cake with a box of "Party Rainbow Chip" and a box of orange Jello.  I think Pillsbury won with the name "Funfetti," because Betty Crocker's Party Rainbow Chip does not have flow easily or have a nice ring.  I think "Rainbow Party Chip" would be better, but Julian and I discussed that they are rainbow chips and not party chips.  I guess I'm biased (or just lazy), and I refer to anything with multi-colored chips as Funfetti.  These pictures aren't very good, and I cut the cake up into smaller quadrants instead of giving Jul's friend an entire 13x9 cake to take home.
Gelatin Poke Cake
adapted from Kraft Foods


1 pkg. funfetti cake mix

1 cup  boiling water

1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin

1/2 cup  cold water

1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed


Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch baking pan. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Pierce cake with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.

Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in small bowl 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water; carefully pour over cake. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Frost cake with whipped topping. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator.


  1. When our daughter was younger, she always insisted that I make some type of jello cake for her birthday hence, I have several recipes. I will have to give yours a try next month :)

  2. That looks so cute, what a great idea!