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Holiday Jell-O Poke Cake

[Photograph: Pam Parrella]

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).

The recipe below is adapted from the official Kraft recipe and from Serious Eater DancingCat's Butter Cake recipe.

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.

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