This Mixed Berry Jello Poke Cake is the perfect treat for your next get-together! An easy dessert to make that looks fancy and impressive!
Jello Poke Cake
If you are looking for easy cake recipes that look fancy and taste amazing, you’ve found the perfect dessert! This Mixed Berry Jello Poke Cake is a delicious treat that everyone will love!
Most of us have tried classic poke cake recipes (my first was a delicious strawberry Jello poke cake with fresh strawberries at a barbecue when I was a little girl), but there are fun poke cake variations that you may not have seen yet. That’s where this perfect summer cake comes in.
What I love most about this Jello Poke Cake recipe is that it looks incredibly impressive, but it’s actually super easy and a cool cake to make. Instead of fresh fruit, you’ve got a rich mixed berry compote on top and your choice of Jello flavors to choose from.
It’s a good idea to plan a little bit ahead of time when you make this one, as each component takes a little while to set. The actual cook time and prep times are minimal, but you will have to give your Jello cake some time in the refrigerator.
This is one of those great options for family gatherings, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Christmas, wedding showers, or just weeknight dessert. You may not have thought of a gelatin cake as fancy before, but I’m about to change your mind!
Berry Poke Cake Recipe
How To Make:
1 vanilla or white boxed cake mix 15.25 oz
1 package raspberry or strawberry Jello mix 3 oz
2 cups mixed berries, frozen
1 tub whipped topping, thawed (such as Cool Whip)
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp corn starch
Grease a 13×9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and heat oven to the temperature as directed on the box mix. Prepare the white cake mix according to the box directions and bake.
*Note – if you only have yellow cake mix, you can use that as a substitute.
After it is baked and while it is still warm, poke your holes in the cake. You can use the large end of a chopstick, wooden skewers, or the end of a wooden spoon, provided the handle isn’t too wide. You want to poke holes that go down to the very bottom, making sure to leave about an inch between each hole.
Allow the cake to cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, prepare the red Jello according to the box directions (this will include both cold water and boiling water) and let it cool completely on the counter, but don’t let it set.
When the liquid Jello mixture has cooled, pour it slowly over the cooked cake, into the holes, letting the cake absorb the Jello. Refrigerate the moist cake for 2 hours.
In a small pot, combine the fruit and the sugar. Heat the fruit and sugar on medium/low heat until it dissolves and the fruit has broken down into a thick berry compote. Stir occasionally during this time.
In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice and cornstarch together until it has combined. Add it to the fruit. Stir this mixture until it thickens and allow it to cool completely.
When you are ready to serve the cake, remove it from the fridge. Spoon the whole tub of whipped topping onto the top of your cake and smooth it out. Make sure that you’ve covered the entire cake.
For each piece of cake that you cut, spoon out a few tablespoons of your berry mixture to place on top of the cake. Add some canned or fresh whipped cream if desired. Serve and enjoy!
Store any leftover cake in the baking dish under plastic wrap or aluminum foil in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Store the leftover berry compote in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
What Flavor Of Jello Should I Use For This Delicious Cake?
Because this is a mixed berry recipe, there are several different options to choose from. I used strawberry gelatin in the pictures above, but you can also choose different flavors of Jello, like raspberry Jello or cherry Jello. These would keep the same color depending on what type of cake your family enjoys.
If you are looking for a patriotic poke cake, try using a blue Jello and you’ll have a red white, and blue dessert between the blue Jello, white cake, white frosting, and red topping!
Are You Looking For More Fun Fruit Dessert Recipes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
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- Easy Peach Blueberry Crisp
- Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Bars
- Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
- Nutella Banana Dessert Egg Rolls
- Butterscotch Snickers Apple Pie
- White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 245mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.