4th of July Jello Poke Cake

Square serving of jello poke cake with fresh berries on top.

Try this quick and easy 4th of July Jello Poke Cake for a deliciously beautiful red, white and blue patriotic dessert that everyone of all ages will love!

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Square serving of jello poke cake with fresh berries on top.

4th of July Jello Poke Cake {Red, White & Blue Dessert}

The fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays, not only because of the BBQs, fireworks and time spent with family, but also because of the delicious desserts like this Jello Poke Cake. I love a good poke cake topped with whipped topping and this one that uses red and blue berry flavored jello is no exception.

It’s always fun to serve a themed dessert and the fourth of July seems to lend itself well to this since things like blueberries and strawberries are in season at the right time.

If you’ve never made a poke cake, don’t be intimidated, all you do is prepare your boxed cake mix, poke holes in the top and pour your prepared jello or pudding mixture over the cake. Lastly, you top it with whipped topping and fresh fruit or sprinkles. It’s really quite easy and I prefer them over regular cakes any day.

If you want to see more patriotic desserts then check out the links below and have a great summer friends!

Ingredients for Jello Poke Cake:

Square serving of jello poke cake with fresh berries on top.

How to Make 4th of July Jello Poke Cake:

Prepare cake mix per package instructions in a 9″x13″ pan and allow to cool completely.

Use a wooden skewer to poke several holes all over the cake.

Add one cup boiling water to the strawberry Jello and whisk until the powder is dissolved, then stir in one cup cold water.

Spoon the red Jello over the cake, filling in the holes. Spread in a random pattern, leaving space for the blue Jello.

White poke cake with holes poked on top and red jello soaked into it.

Add one cup boiling water to the blue Jello and whisk until the powder is dissolved, then stir in one cup cold water.

Spoon the blue Jello over the cake, filling in the empty space where there is no red Jello.

White cake with holes poked on top and red and blue jello soaked into the it.

Cover the cake and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.

Spread the whipped topping in an even layer over the top of the cake.

Decorate the cake with the strawberries and blueberries before serving.

Top view of poke cake topped with whipped topping and small stacks of fresh fruit.

4th of July Jello Poke Cake

Boxed cake mix with red and blue jello poured over it and topped with whipped topping and fresh berries.
Prep Time30 minutes
Chill Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 242kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare cake mix per package instructions in a 9″x13″ pan and allow to cool completely.
  • Use a wooden skewer to poke several holes all over the cake.
  • Add one cup boiling water to the strawberry Jello and whisk until the powder is dissolved, then stir in one cup cold water.
  • Spoon the red Jello over the cake, filling in the holes. Spread in a random pattern, leaving space for the blue Jello.
  • Add one cup boiling water to the blue Jello and whisk until the powder is dissolved, then stir in one cup cold water.
  • Spoon the blue Jello over the cake, filling in the empty space where there is no red Jello.
  • Cover the cake and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.
  • Spread the whipped topping in an even layer over the top of the cake.
  • Decorate the cake with the strawberries and blueberries before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 0.4mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1mg

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