I would be lying if I told you that I am a culinary genius.
Actually, I’d be lying if I told you I was a genius of any kind.
Because of that, it might surprise some of my IRL friends that I am posting a recipe on my blog.
While it is obvious from all appearances that I have a love for all things sweet, it is a well-known fact that I am not known for my mad skillz in the kitchen. In fact, things tend to go way wrong when I’m in the kitchen. For that reason, when I find something that works, and I mean really works, especially in the kitchen, I feel the need to share it. And, for something to really work for me in the kitchen it must meet the following criteria.
- fail proof
What can I say? Im a simple girl.
The “Poke Cake” is one of my favorite desserts.
Prepare a regular cake and bake it according to the directions in a 9X13 pan (a white cake works best)
Just before the cake is done baking, dissolve one 3 oz. package of jello in a cup of boiling water.
Stir in just 1/2 cup of cold water
Poke the cake with a fork every inch or so and then carefully pour the jello all over the cake. (Pour slowly to allow the jello some time to seep into holes)
Chill for three hours.
Cover generously with whipped topping and chill for another hour.
Top with your favorite fruit.
Then, try like heck to keep from eating it all.
And that, my friends is how you make a poke cake.