Monday MUNCH Volume 6: Poke Cake
February 6, 2012 Leave a comment
There are many names this dessert exists under. Jello cake, for one. I like Poke Cake, myself. Gives you that “huh” expression from so many when you have to explain what it is.
I grew up eating this yummy dessert. I believe it really started getting heavy in our dessert rotation when my mom wanted to make something more health conscious. And of course, it’s EASY. That’s like, rule #1 of Monday MUNCH. I just want my friends getting out there and baking. I do it as a stress reliever…but it’s easier than most people think.
Again, I don’t remember the exact recipe but this is what I did this morning and it turned out pretty well…
What you need:
White cake mix
ingredients for white cake mix (usually egg whites, water and oil)
package of Jell-O (any flavor-try mixing lemon and lime!!…also, try the sugar free for a “heathier” option)
Cool Whip (And of course, you can go generic or low sugar or fat free or whatever. I prefer just classic Cool Whip. I also get the 16oz size so I can be liberal with the topping.)
What you do:
Make the white cake mix as directed. Remember…EGG WHITES ONLY! Pour batter into a greased 9×13 pan and bake as directed. Let cool COMPLETELY.
Using a the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes throughout the cake. Some have told me they prefer using a fork. One co-worker said he found birthday candles to be the perfect size when making his “strawberry Jell-O cake.” I don’t think size matters, but I believe the smaller the holes, the closer together you want to poke. You follow? OK, good!
After poking, prepare Jell-O. I boil one cup of water and mix in the gelatin. Stir thouroughly. Instead of adding one cup of cold water, per the package directions, pour the liquid Jell-O over the cake, trying to be even as possible. Refrigerate for an hour.
Top with cool whip. Cut and serve.
**Also, make sure to keep leftovers refreigerated.
Easy peasy, huh? No go get your MUNCH on!