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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Patriotic Poke Cake






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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35 comments:

  1. This is a very beautiful cake!

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  2. I have seen tons of poke cakes all over the internet, but have never made one. They sound so moist. I think I will have to put it on my list of things to try.

    This one caught my eye because I am hosting a patriotic link up party now through july 4th. I would love to have you share this.

    http://www.suzyhomemaker.net/2012/05/lets-party-like-its-1776.html

    Thanks

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I dropped by and linked up. :)

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  3. I've never made a poke cake before, but yours looks so festive and I bet it tastes wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up to my Red, White, Blue & You Party! --michelle

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Michelle :) They are super easy to make and people love them!

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  4. This is so pretty, makes such a striking dessert!

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  5. So fun & patriotic! So glad you linked up to the party. Featuring you today at the Patriotic Round-Up! {http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/05/patriotic-round-up-get-ready-for-summer.html#}

    Thanks bunches for stopping by & visiting!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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    1. Thank you for the feature :) I love all the patriotic links on your round-up! Nothing more heartwarming than seeing all the ways to show your American pride!

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  6. Yummy this looks great.

    Check out my food blog
    www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

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  7. What a perfect cake for Memorial Day celebrations. So creative. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Terry! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week! :)

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  8. greg great cake!! i tried to use red and blue jello to color vanilla icing..lets just say it didn't really work... we attend a 4th of July bash every yr and I never found a recipe I like....yours is it!!! thank you thank you!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Come back and let me know how you liked it :)

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  9. A very fun cake for the 4th of July!

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  10. Lovely cake for the 4th! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 36. I hope you will join again each week. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-week-36.html

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    1. Thank you Debi! I look forward to Thursday's treasures :)

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  11. I love all things patriotic! I am pinning this for my 4th of July celebrations:) Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays!

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    1. Hi Evelyn :) I'm with you on the patriotic stuff! I love it all :)

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  12. Jamie,
    I'll definitely be making this for 4th of July! Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday. Have a great week :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Michelle! Stop back by and let me know how it turned out :)

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  13. very festive!!! I will be featuring you at this coming weeks Tasty Tuesday Party. stop by and grab a featured button (if you don't already have one!)Thanks for linking! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/

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  14. This cake is so festive and I love how easy it is to make the cake. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  15. What a fun cake Jamie! I love poke cakes! Thanks for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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    1. Thanks Trish! I've only recently discovered poke cakes .... love 'em too :)

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  16. Yummy! Stopping by from FFF.

    Granny's Down Home Sassy Southern Cooking

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