Sunday, February 1, 2009

Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cake, 70's era recipe

This is a cake that was made popular in the 1970's, the other night at work, we started talking about food, which is not uncommon, but anyway, one of the girl's brought up the Jell-O poke cake and I remembered my mom making this. It was really easy and really good, mom topped hers with vanilla pudding, probably because she didn't have Cool Whip in our small rural community and it was to much trouble to whip real cream, either way it was a good cake, sorry that I forgot to photograph a couple of steps, but this is pretty easy and I have faith that you can do this yourself. The line up includes: 1 white or yellow cake mix, which needs oil, egg whites and water, 1 box of regular Strawberry Jell-O, or any other flavor you might like, 1 regular size tub of Cool Whip. I also used a regular 9X13 size cakepan, lightly greased and floured to prevent sticking. Pre-heat oven to cake mix directions. I hope you try this sweet and simple cake sometime and think spring! Love to you all.
Bake the cake according to the directions on the back of the box, you can use a white or yellow cake for this recipe, along with any flavor of Jell-O that you prefer.

Mix the Strawberry Jell-O according to package directions, when your cake has slightly cooled, punch holes all over the top with the end of a wooden spoon. Pour the liquid Jell-O into the holes and over the top, refrigerate several hours or overnight so that the Jell-O will firm up within the cake. Top with Cool Whip as an icing and serve.

Isn't this pretty, the color is so wonderfully artificial, thank goodness it is no longer 1974 and red food coloring is causing cancer, I'm sure they have taken care of that little problem. Anyway, I'm sorry I shortchanged you on pictures, I was trying to do 2 food blogs and watch the Superbowl at the same time. This is a wonderfully light and fruity desert to help lighten those heavy Superbowl foods we just consumed. Love to you all.

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