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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Jell-O "Poke" Cake

We were at my Aunts for dinner the other night and we were reminiscing about the different kinds of birthday cakes she use to make. One that she made often was a white cake with stripes of lemon and lime Jell-O running through it with cool whip on the top. We loved it, so we looked to see if we could find the recipe and this is what we found.

Jell-O “Poke” Cake

1 box. Yellow or white cake mix
(use two cake mixes and two different kinds of Jell-O to get the layered cake effect)

1 (3 oz.) box Jell-O (any flavor or color you choose)
1 (8 oz.) carton Cool Whip
9 x 13 baking dish

Optional flavor combination: lemon cake mix - orange or lemon Jell-O (I guess you can pretty much use any cake mix and Jello flavor that you like).
Bake cake according to package directions. While cake is cooling in its pan, poke holes all over with handle of a small wooden spoon or a fork would do just fine. Mix Jell-O according to package directions. Drizzle Jel-O liquid over cake. Make sure Jell-O penetrates all holes. Chill several hours or overnight, frost chilled cake with whipped topping and serve.
Photo/Rachel/Flickr

6 comments:

Mary said...

I haven't seen one of these jell-o poke cakes in almost 20 years! What a fun blast from the past. :)

Karin said...

I had to look it up since I haven´t seen Jello in Sweden since I was a child. Nowadays ... so many ... pineapple, strawberry Daquiri, Pina Colada....



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rowena said...

Wow, what nostalgia indeed! I used to make this when I was a kid!! If only they had jello over here...

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Julie,
Just a note to let you know I borrowed your Jell-O "Poke" Cake link for the Jell-O Rules Give-Away I'm having over @ my place. We're celebrating Jell-O Week, 2009!

Thanks so much for sharing...

Julie said...

That is fine, Louise

cleon dann said...

Awesome!! that's nice .. i m Hungary now...