Patriotic Poke Cake
Yields: 16 servings
For the cake:
1 box (18 oz.) white cake mix (also eggs, oil and water
called for on the box)
2 cups boiling water
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) red jello (any flavor)
For the frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3-3/4 cup powdered sugar
3-4 tbsp. milk
blue food coloring, (I prefer the 1 oz. bottle made by Wilton)
Patriotic colored sprinkles
Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a 13x9-in. cake pan. Let cool. Using a meat fork or the handle of a wooden spoon, pokes holes in the cake every 1/2-in to 1-in.
Empty the jello packages into a medium-sized bowl and add the boiling water. Stir briskly for 2 minutes or until the jello is dissolved. Evenly pour over the poked cake. Place in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours or until jello is set.
Meanwhile, make the frosting. Cream butter and the vanilla with an electric mixer. Add the powdered sugar and 3 tbsp. milk. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined and fluffy. Add a small amount of blue food coloring, beat well. Add more food coloring if more color is desired. If necessary, add 1 tbsp. milk to the frosting if it needs thinned out.
After jello is set, top cake with frosting. Top with sprinkles.
Store in refrigerator.
Hope you enjoy!
Be blessed ~ Jamie
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