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Red White and Blue Poke Cake

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
3 hrs
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Nikki Lee


  • White or French Vanilla Cake Mix and Ingredients to Make Cake
  • 3 ounce Strawberry or Red Jello Mix
  • 3 ounce Berry Blue Jello Mix
  • 2 cups hot water, divided
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 12 ounces whipped topping, thawed
  • Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Sprinkles and Candy


  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to box instructions. Allow the cake to cool completely. 
  • Using the end of a wooden spoon or a straw poke holes in cake.
  • Prepare each box (color) of Jello in a separate bowl or large measuring cup.  To Red Jello add 1 cup of boiling water and stir until dissolved then add in 1/2 cup of cold water and mix completely. Repeat with Blue Jello.
  • Carefully pour red Jello over the cake alternating in alternating rows over the cake. Make sure to get Jello into the holes of the cake.
  • Repeat with blue Jello until entire cake is covered.
  • Cover and refrigerate the cake for 3 hours or overnight for Jello to set up.
  • Remove cover and spoon whipped topping over entire cake. Decorate with Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles and Candies.