Serious Eats: Recipes
Holiday Jell-O Poke Cake
The basic recipe is simple: 1 box white cake mix + 1 box Jell-O = fun. (Make that 2 boxes if you want some dual color action in your cake). After baking and cooling the cake you poke the surface with a fork and then pour liquid Jell-O goo over the top. Refrigerate for 3 hours then frost al gusto (the folks at Kraft recommend Cool Whip—personally, I recommend pretty much anything other than Cool Whip).
You can use any flavor of Jell-O that you wish. And you can always sub a favorite juice with some gelatin for the boxed stuff to make it a little more fruity and a little less sweet.