Cake tends to be a festive dessert by nature, but a poke cake is a great way to make it even more festive and holiday-themed. This Halloween poke cake recipe mimics the bright and vibrant colors of classic Halloween candy corn, appealing to both kids and adults alike.
If you’ve never made a jello poke cake recipe before, then you’ve been missing out on the opportunity to douse your cake with extra flavor and color. Traditionally, a poke cake recipe is made with boxed cake mix and jello powder.
The cake is pierced with a fork or a wooden skewer before the jello powder is liquefied and poured into the created holes. For this Halloween poke cake, you’ll use a white cake mix for the cake portion of the dessert and orange gelatin mix to pour into the holes.
The poke cake is then topped with an orange-dyed whipped frosting and Halloween sprinkles for a celebratory touch. The best part about making a poke cake recipe like this is that you can make it in a pyrex dish (no greased and parchment paper-lined cake pans needed) and you can bake it ahead of time. Then, when you’re ready to serve it, simply smear the frosting on top and add the sprinkles.
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