#Sunday Supper, Jello Poke Cake, Retro Recipes

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake Retro Recipes

  • Author: Arlene Mobley
  • Prep Time: 8 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 Minutes
  • Total Time: 36 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This JELL-O Poke cake is a retro recipe that has been enjoyed by millions for many years.



  • 1 box of white cake mix or your favorite homemade white cake recipe
  • ingredients to make cake
  • 23 oz boxes of Strawberry Jello
  • 2 1/2 cups of water, divided
  • 1 tub Vanilla Kraft Cool Whip Frosting



  1. Make the cake mix as directed.
  2. Cool for 1 hour.
  3. Using a wooden spoon poke holes all around the top of the cake.

Jello Portion of recipe

  1. After the cake has cooled boil 2 cups of water.
  2. Stir in the two boxes of jello.
  3. Stir until Jello has disolved.
  4. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cold water and stir.
  5. Pour the jello over the cooled cake.
  6. Chill at least 3 hours or overnight.


  1. Frost with Vanilla Cool Whip Frosting

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