Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Poke Cake

This is one of those things that couldn't be easier to make, and everyone loves it.  Well, everyone except my littlest fussbudget.  He has to do something to prove he's a fussbudget, right?

POKE CAKE

1 cake: white, yellow or pound, preferably sheet form, but loaf will do
1 box of jello mix (3 ounce)
hot water
ice
whipped cream (cream, vanilla extract, sugar)

You can make a white or yellow cake from mix or scratch, or a pound cake, or just buy one unfrosted at the store - it is, after all, summer, and therefore too hot for normal people to bake, right?  If you bake it, let it cool.  Pour 1 cup boiling water into a 4 cup measuring cup, sprinkle the jello over it, then stir with a wire whisk to dissolve and blend thoroughly.  Add 2 cups of ice cubes, and stir with a slotted spoon until the jello starts to thicken and is partially set.  Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes in your cake mercilessly - lots of holes, with about 1" of cake around each hole.  Pour the jello into the holes and over the top of the cake.  Frost with the whipped cream, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and serve.

You can take this to a 4th of July picnic.  Use blue jello and red-colored whipped cream to be really festive looking, or be like me, and use whatever you have on hand.  Either way, it won't last long!

12 comments:

KID, MD said...

Yum!! My mother used to make this for us when I was a kid! Now I need to go make some for my own little ones. Thanks for the reminder!

Claire S. said...

Looks yummy as usual. Hubby was happy with me this week, he asked for a cheesecake about 3 weeks ago and I finally got around to it the other day.

Pam said...

It looks tasty and fun to make! I have a feeling my kids would love it!

Linda said...

I remember this as a kid. I quite like the chocolate version with carmel sauce known around here as Skor Cake.

Pam said...

Oh, I love these cakes!

altadenahiker said...

Jello, I dunno...For once, I may be with Fussbudget on this.

Two French Bulldogs said...

That cake looks awesome
Benny & Lily

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This sounds like fun if nothing else but I am sure we would enjoy it as well :) Diane

SissySees said...

One of the guys at the firehouse introduced me to this one. It was great fun to make when my stepson was taking an interest in baking!

Nichole said...

I was a little confused when I saw the title in my reader feed... lol! Sounds like FUN!

Sue said...

I used to make one similar to that in a bowl so that it looked like a frosted hill. As I remember it was yummy.

Mickle in NZ said...

Now this looks like a lot of fun, especially for the cook!

I can imagine it being wonderful, after chilling the whole thing down, on a hot summer's day.