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 Fruit 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.
That said, using simple ingredients that you can get at any grocery store, this easy recipe is going to be a huge hit with the entire family and your guests.
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!
- You can substitute yellow cake mix for white cake mix in a pinch.
- To make holes in your cake, use the large end of a chopstick, wooden skewers, or the end of a wooden spoon, provided the handle isn’t too wide.
- The cake holes should go all the way down to the bottom of the whole cake. Separate each poked hole by a full inch.
- When you mix the Jello, allow it to cool on the countertop, not in the refrigerator. You want to make sure the gelatin mixture does not set.
How To Make Berry Poke Cake Recipe
Mixed Berry Jello Poke Cake With Fruit Compote Ingredients:
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 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
13 x 9-inch pan
Nonstick cooking spray
Chopstick, wooden spoon handle, or wooden skewer
Large mixing bowl
Step 1: Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and heat oven to the temperature as directed on the box mix.
Step 2: Prepare the white cake mix according to the box directions, spread the cake batter into the baking pan, and bake it.
Step 3: After it is baked and while it is still warm, poke your holes in the cake. You want to poke holes that go down to the very bottom, making sure to leave about an inch between each hole.
Step 4: Allow the hot cake to cool to room temperature.
Step 5: In a large bowl, prepare the red Jello according to the package directions (this will include the gelatin powder, cold water, and hot water) and let it cool completely on the counter, but don’t let it set.
Step 6: 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.
Step 7: 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.
Step 8: 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.
Step 9: When you are ready to serve your Jell-O poke 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.
Step 10: 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!
How To Store Leftover Mixed Berry Jello Poke Cake With Fruit Compote
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, the Jello flavor you choose can vary. 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:
- Blueberry Dessert Bars
- 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.