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Easter Poke Cake

Easter Poke Cake is a pretty pastel cake with grape and strawberry flavors. Jell-O is added to vanilla cake to create beautiful colors inside that appear when you cut the cake. 

Easter Poke Cake

Easter is such a fun holiday to celebrate. It is all about new beginnings, including the transition from winter to spring. I love the change to brighter colors. 

I have a lot of delicious Easter recipes that you must try, including my viral Bunny Butt Cheese Ball Dessert. It is VERY sweet, so try these Easter Chocolate Pretzel Bites if you prefer sweet and salty.

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What is Poke Cake?

The name “poke cake” is very literal. You poke a baked cake to make holes. Then you add different flavors to the holes, usually dyed so the cake is colored when you cut into it.

Easter Poke Cake Ingredients

To make this Easter cake recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

Easter Cake with Sprinkles

How to Make Poke Cake

Making a poke cake is really not that different than making a regular cake. Before adding frosting, you poke holes, add gelatin and let it chill. 

Easter Poke Cake with Grape and Strawberry

Step 1. Set up your oven and baking dish.

Preheat your oven to 350F and prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

Step 2. Bake the cake

In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and eggs and whisk or mix with an electric mixer until well combined.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake according to the box directions (mine was about 30 minutes) then allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

Grape and Strawberry Poke Cake

Step 3. Add the Jell-O to the cake

While you are waiting for the cake to cool, prepare the Jell-O mix according to the box instructions.

Once the cake is slightly cooled, use a straw or the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake.

Poke Cake

Alternate adding each Jell-O flavor into each hole. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until the Jell-O is set.

Strawberry and Grape Poke Cake

Step 4. Frost the cake

In the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a whisk attachment, or using an electric hand mixer, add the heavy cream and whip until it starts to thicken.

Add the vanilla and confectioners’ sugar and whisk until stiff peaks form and the whipped cream starts to clump in the whisk.

Place the whipped cream on top of the cake and smooth. Top with sprinkles and serve.

Easter Poke Cake

Storage Instructions

Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Easter Poke Cake

Easter Poke Cake

Yield: 1 cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours

Easter Poke Cake is a pretty pastel cake with grape and strawberry flavors. Jell-O is added to vanilla cake to create beautiful colors inside that appear when you cut the cake. 

Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package (3.9 oz) grape Jell-O mix
  • 1 package (3.9 oz) strawberry Jell-O mix
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Easter sprinkles of choice for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and eggs and whisk or mix with an electric mixer until well combined.
  3. Pour into the prepared pan and bake according to the box directions (mine was about 30 minutes) then allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  4. While you are waiting for the cake to cool, prepare the Jell-O mix according to the box instructions.
  5. Once the cake is slightly cooled, use a straw or the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake.
  6. Alternate adding each Jell-O flavor into each hole. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until the Jell-O is set.
  7. In the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a whisk attachment, or using an electric hand mixer, add the heavy cream and whip until it starts to thicken.
  8. Add the vanilla and confectioners’ sugar and whisk until stiff peaks form and the whipped cream starts to clump in the whisk.
  9. Place the whipped cream on top of the cake and smooth. Top with sprinkles and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 378mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

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