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Patriotic Poke Cake

Updated May 02, 2023
Patriotic Poke Cake
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Need a dynamite cake recipe that'll cause fireworks at your table this Memorial Day? Then show your patriotic colors with our deliciously, easy Patriotic Poke Cake. This cake is an easy way to show some love for our American heroes, and to indulge in a dessert that is loaded with flavor and sweet, American perfection.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (15.25-ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1 (12.25-ounce) jar marshmallow ice cream topping, divided
  • 20 drops red food color
  • 10 drops blue food color
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

What to Do

  1.  Preheat oven according to package directions for two 8-inch round cake pans. Prepare batter and bake according to package directions; let cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Using a wooden spoon handle, poke about 12 holes randomly over each cake layer, about ¾ of the way through the cake layer.
  3. In a small bowl, combine one-half of marshmallow topping with red food color; mix well. Slowly pour into holes in one cake layer, then use a spatula to help fill in all the holes. Repeat with remaining marshmallow topping and blue food color.  Slowly pour into holes in second cake layer. Refrigerate one hour.
  4. Place one cake layer on serving platter and frost with whipped topping. Place second layer on top and frost top and sides with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to serve, then garnish with strawberries and blueberries right before serving.

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I can't believe people still use food coloring, And 'onleftside, it tells you on the bottom of the recipe what to do with the berries.

What are the berries used for? Do you put onthe cake or in it?

Hello! - You use the berries to garnish the cake in step four.

This would be alright but I don't like Cool Whip as frosting. I'd make cream cheese icing to go on it and then it would really!! be Oh So Gooood.


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