Patriotic Poke Cake
1 box (18 oz.) white cake mix
Eggs, oil, and water called for on cake mix box
2 cups boiling water
2 (3 oz.) boxes cherry jello
1 container Cool Whip
Blue food coloring
Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a 9x13” cake pan. Let cool. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, pokes holes in the cake every ½” to 1”.
Combine the jello and the boiling water. Stir briskly for 2 minutes or until the jello is dissolved. Pour over the cake evenly. Cover and refrigerate cake for 2-4 hours or until jello is set.
Stir blue food coloring into the Cool Whip until you get the desired shade of blue. Spread Cool Whip on top of cake. Cut and serve.
Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Makes 16 servings.
You could probably use raspberry or strawberry jello, but I thought cherry would be the reddest red. I used Wilton's Royal Blue gel food coloring for the topping. The Cool Whip really is a great topping for this cake. It keeps it light and airy, which makes it a perfect summertime dessert.
Happy Fourth of July!!