Red White and Blue Poke Cake

This Red White and Blue Poke Cake is the perfect way to be patriotic this 4th of July or Memorial Day. It's a cake that comes together really quickly too! It's made with a white cake mix, filled with red and blue jello and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. You can also throw together some 4th of July Cupcakes to pair with this jello poke cake.



 

I can't believe the Fourth of July is coming right up. You're probably not going to believe this, but my son is still in school. Next week is his last week and then he's stuck at home with me for the summer which he's dreading by the way.

So, if you're going to a July 4th cookout or get together, take this red white and blue jello poke cake or some of the other treats I've made in the last. Some of the recipes that come to mind are my July 4th Whoopie Pies!Oreo Frosting Fudge, Red White and Blue Berry Yogurt Popsicles, and Red White and Blue Cheesecake stuffed Strawberries. Don't for the 4th of July Cupcakes that I linked at the top of the post.

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Red White and Blue Poke Cake Ingredients

  • white cake mix (prepared according to box directions)
  • large eggs (just the whites)
  • vegetable oil (for cake)
  • water (for cake)
  • 1.5 oz blue jello (half of a small box) berry blast flavored
  • 1.5 oz red jello (half of a small box) cherry flavored
  • 1 cup boiling water
  •  whipped topping

How to make Red White and Blue Poke Cake

Prepare the cake according to the box directions. That means you'll add the water, vegetable oil, and egg whites to the mix and stir until combined. Bake for 28 to 33 minutes (or until done) as instructed by the directions on the box.

Let the cake cool completely. Once the cake is cooled completely, take a wooden spoon with a round handle and poke holes into the cake. Be generous with adding holes to the cake.

Set the cake aside. Add the red jello mix to a small bowl and the blue jello mix to a separate small bowl. Add ½ cup of boiling water to the red jello mix and stir until the granules are dissolved. Add ½ cup of boiling water to the blue jello mix and stir until the granules are dissolved.

Carefully spoon jello mixtures into the holes alternating the colors, trying to only pour one color into each hole. See photo below. If two colors get it one hole, you'll have a purple cake instead of a red white and blue poke cake.

 

Place the cake in the fridge for about 30 minutes to allow the jello to soak in.

Frost the cake with whipped topping or a sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle some festive sprinkles on top of the cake just before serving.

Can you substitute the jello flavors? Yes! Use any blue and red flavors you want. I went with cherry and berry blast. You can even change the colors or mix colors together if you want to make it for a different occasion with a different color scheme.

Can you make your own whipped cream for the topping? Absolutely! Homemade whipped cream would taste amazing on this red white and blue poke cake.

Can I use the egg yolks in this red white and blue poke cake? If you add the yolks, your cake will no longer be a white cake, it'll be a yellow cake. I would recommend making a curd of some sort instead.

slice of red white and blue poke cake on white plate

Red White and Blue Poke Cake

5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 268 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 16.25 ounces white cake mix
  • 3 large eggs whites
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1.5 ounces blue jello mix, berry blast flavored half of a small box
  • 1.5 ounces red jello mix, cherry flavored half of a small box
  • 1 cup boiling water divided
  • 8 ounces  whipped topping

Instructions

  • Prepare the cake according to the box directions. Add the water, vegetable oil, and egg whites to the mix and stir until combined.
  • Bake for 28 to 33 minutes (or until donas instructed by the directions on the box. Let the cake cool completely.
  • Once the cake is cooled completely, take a wooden spoon with a round handle and poke holes into the cake. Be generous with adding holes to the cake. Set the cake aside.
  • Add the red jello mix to a small bowl. Add ½ cup of boiling water to the red jello mix and stir until the granules are dissolved.
  • Add the blue jello mix to a separate small bowl. Add ½ cup of boiling water to the blue jello mix and stir until the granules are dissolved.
  • Carefully spoon jello mixtures into the holes alternating the colors, trying to only pour one color into each hole. If two colors get it one hole, you'll have a purple cake instead of a red white and blue poke cake.
  • Place the cake in the fridge for about 30 minutes to allow the jello to soak in.
  • Frost the cake with whipped topping or a sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle some festive sprinkles on top of the cake just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 326mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 15IUCalcium: 97mgIron: 0.8mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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4 Comments

    1. You can freeze the cake up to 3 months. Then thaw in the fridge when ready to eat or eat straight from the freezer!

    1. Yes you definitely can! It is just as delicious the next day and addint the whipped topping the day of is best, just like you said.

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