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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake

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I know it's the holiday season when I start cranking out dessert recipes left and right ..... is it just me that does that? I mean, have y'all seen all of the desserts I've posted lately?! I'm not stopping today, either. I'm sharing a Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake that was inspired from my bloggy friend, Melissa.

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake

Over the summer, Melissa and I conversed back and forth via email, and she gave me the idea for this Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake. I don't know if y'all remember those little snack cakes, but I loved them as a kid ... and thought it would be fun {and yummy} to recreate those same flavors in one of my favorite desserts - a poke cake, of course! This was fantastic and very reminiscent of that flavor I remember!

There seems to be so many Christmas parties this time of the year, and this cake would be a fun addition!  Although it's not a traditional Christmas flavor, the red and white cake with the coconut topping make it perfect for the season! Although this is the first time I have actually made this cake, I'm sure it will be a family holiday favorite for years to come!

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I headed over to my local Dollar General to pick up some baking supplies. I like how convenient it is for my holiday needs! The prices are great, too! One of my favorite timesavers in the kitchen is boxed cake mixes! I pick up what I need and head home to bake!

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Have I told y'all that I love poke cakes?! LOVE 'em!

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake

Let's see how we make that Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake, shall we?

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake
Yield: 18-24 servings

1 box (18.25oz.) white cake mix
Ingredients listed on box to prepare cake
1 box (3 oz.) raspberry flavored gelatin (Jello)
2 cups hot water
1 jar (10 oz.) raspberry preserves
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
1 bag (7 oz.) shredded coconut

Bake the cake according to package directions using a 9x13-in. baking pan.

After the cake has baked, remove from the oven. Using the handle end of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake. There is no set number of holes, but you want plenty of places to fill. Mix the raspberry gelatin with 2 cups of hot water until dissolved. Pour the Jello evenly over the cake, trying to fill the holes as much as you can.

In a small bowl, microwave the raspberry preserves until easy to spread, about 30 seconds. Pour the preserves over the top of the cake and spread evenly. Top with Cool Whip. Sprinkle the shredded coconut over the top. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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Be sure to visit Dollar General Holiday for all of your holiday needs!

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  1. I love Zingers and this sounds just like them. This is the only way I'll eat raspberries. I'm gonna try this and let you know.

  2. For real . . . I love Zingers. Such a great idea for a cake.

  3. I love love love Raspberry Zingers! They're hard to find at my local stores... looks like I need to make this cake!

  4. This looks ahhh-mazing Jamie! I loved the raspberry zingers when I was younger too. They weren't as bad for you because they had fruit in them. Right? Thats what I told myself anyways. Great recipe! Thanks for linking up to the Life of the Party!

  5. Ps.. Im going to feature this tomorrow in an "Easy Homemade Christmas Desserts" roundup!

  6. I love a simple tasty cake like your Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake. Hope you are staying warm and cozy in this cold weather and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I always get excited when I see that you've made another poke cake, Jamie. This would make a lovely holiday dessert. Thank you for linking this week!

  8. Zingers! your cake has brought back memories, although much more delicious looking!!

  9. Oh wow, I can just imagine all that raspberry flavour in this cake. It's so gorgeous too! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday, this week.

  10. Oh my does this bring back memories! What a yummy treat and thanks for sharing with us at Marvelous Monday - pinned to my MM board!

  11. I really love raspberry, and this is a wonderful cake!
    I've never made such a poke cake
    Do you have a suggestion to what I can replace the shredded coconut ?

  12. This looks so yummy! I love raspberry zingers! Yum Yum! Thanks for sharing on Cast Party Wednesday! HUGS!

  13. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday #32! Thanks for sharing such a great idea with us last week!

  14. This looks delicious and very festive! The coconut on top makes it even better. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  15. Hey Jamie,
    What a fun idea. Looks great. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  16. looks mavervelouse....will try it for sure, ty


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