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Unicorn Poke Cake

Unicorn Poke Cake is a magical cake with pastel colors inside and a Cool Whip frosting. Add sprinkles on top for a fun and colorful cake.

Poke cake is really fun to make. By poking holes in the baked cake, you can add other flavors to the middle for a fun surprise!

Unicorn Poke Cake

Unicorn Poke Cake Ingredients

To make this unicorn cake, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand (see the recipe below for exact amounts and instructions):

  • White cake mix
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Strawberry jello mix
  • Grape jello mix
  • Blue raspberry jello mix
  •  Cool Whip
  • Optional: food coloring and sprinkles

How to Make a Poke Cake

How to Make Unicorn Poke Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×13 inch baking pan with a light coating of cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Unicorn Cake

Allow the cake to cool, then using the handle of a wooden spoon poke holes over each inch of the cake. Set aside.

In three small bowls, combine each jello package with 1 cup boiling water. Whisk together until fully combined.

Use a Tablespoon to pour jello mixture into the holes in cake, alternating colors according to preference until each hole has been filled. Do not use all the jello.

Unicorn Poke Cake

Place the cake into the refrigerator and let it cool for 2 hours.

If desired, color the whipped topping and spread over the cooled cake and top with sprinkles as desired before serving.

What Can I Do With the Leftover Jello?

You will have lots of jello leftover, so be sure to prepare a glass pan for some jello jigglers!

Unicorn Poke Cake

Unicorn Poke Cake

Yield: 1 cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Unicorn Poke Cake is a magical cake with pastel colors inside and a Cool Whip frosting. Add sprinkles on top for a fun and colorful cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 3 oz package strawberry jello mix
  • 1 3 oz package grape jello mix
  • 1 3 oz package blue raspberry jello mix
  • 1 8 ounce package of Cool Whip, whipped topping
  • Optional: food coloring and sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9x13 inch baking pan with a light coating of cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Allow the cake to cool, then using the handle of a wooden spoon poke holes over each inch of the cake. Set aside.
  5. In three small bowls, combine each jello package with 1 cup boiling water. Whisk together until fully combined.
  6. Use a Tablespoon to pour jello mixture into the holes in cake, alternating colors according to preference until each hole has been filled. Do not use all the jello.
  7. Place the cake into the refrigerator and let it cool for 2 hours.
  8. If desired, color the whipped topping and spread over the cooled cake and top with sprinkles as desired before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

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