jello poke cake

have you been watching the olympics? silly question… OF COURSE you’ve been watching the olympics! it’s all the rage right now. the bigger question is have you been watching the events live? i have. well i have been watching swimming and women’s gymnastics live. mainly because those are my events and after having the results of the men’s 400im ruined, i realized, i can’t stand the spoilers. and after the women’s team all-around final, i don’t know how you could have avoided the spoilers. thank goodness.

and speaking of the women’s team all-around…. can i just say WOW WOW WOW. those girls are like for reals. while their routines in the qualifying round had me slightly nervous, they were flawless when they needed it most. and jordyn wieber. she is the biggest class act and i wish i was her. i mean she was ROYALLY screwed and she helped pull that team to gold.

i love the summer olympics. and what makes the summer olympics even better is food. i’ll eat my cake while these athletes burn the extra calories for me.

and speaking of cake here’s one for you…

i’m sure you’ve seen it before. it’s been around FOR. EVER. and it’s one of the easiest cakes ever. it’s also one of the most delicious. to me, it is just about the most perfect summertime dessert. it’s as refreshing as ice cream and it’s light. plus you can make it whatever flavor floats your boat. and since i happen to love cherry flavor, it is a patriotic dessert to salute team usa with!

cherry jello poke cake

  • 1 box (2 layer size) your favorite white cake mix
  • the oil, eggs and water to make the cake mix
  • 1 3 oz box your favorite jello flavor – i perfer the cherry but i’ve seen a lot of people use strawberry too
  • 1 c boiling water
  • 1/2 c cold water
  • 1 8 oz tub cool whip
  1. prepare cake mix as directed on the package and bake as directed for a 9×13 in pan. cool cake in the pan for 15 min and then poke holes with a fork at 1/2 in intervals.
  2. add the boiling water to jello mix and stir until completely dissolved; about 2 min. stir in the cold water and pour evenly over the cake. refrigerate 3 hours.
  3. frost cake with cool whip. refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

seriously the easiest cake ever. you could also be really fancy and make this in 2 layers… or you could be super homemade and whip up some whipping cream for fresh whipped cream instead of the cool whip. and while i agree that there is no comparison between the tub and the fresh stuff, why make this any more complicated? enjoy your simple and refreshing cake and cheer on team usa!!



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