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Christmas Jello Poke Cake

Christmas Jello Poke Cake uses a cake mix and red and green Jello to make a simple and delicious holiday dessert! This Christmas cake recipe is easy to make and absolutely beautiful to serve! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Jello Poke Cake
Servings: 24


  • 1 white cake mix baked according to box directions, divided into 2 round pans
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg 4 serving size red Jello
  • 1 pkg 4 serving size green jello (lime)
  • 1 tub 16 ounces Cool Whip, thawed


  • Make sure to use a non-stick baking spray and coat the cake pans well when you make your cakes. Make the cake mix as directed and bake in 2 round pans (8" or 9").
  • Once cakes are cooled, remove them from the pans they were baked in and completely wash and dry the pans before putting the cakes back into the pans. Pierce each cake with a large fork at 1/2 inch intervals.
  • Place the red and green jello mixes in separate bowls and add 1 cup boiling water to each flavor. Stir each for about 2 minutes or until jello is completely dissolved. Slowly pull the red gelatin over 1 cake layer and pour the green jello over the other cake. Refrigerate the cakes in the pans for at least 3 hours.
  • Fill a large bowl or your kitchen sink with a few inches of really warm water. Place the bottom of the cake pan in the warm water for about 10-20 seconds to loosen the cake from the pan and invert the cake onto a plate. Spread about 1 cup of the Cool Whip on top of one of the layers and then place the other one on top. Spread the remaining Cool Whip all over the top and sides of the layered cake.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. (Can add some sprinkles or any type of decoration to the top).