Easter Delight: Colorful Poke Cake Recipe for a Festive Celebration!

Celebrate Easter in style with this delicious and colorful Poke Cake! This cake, bursting with vibrant colors and flavors, will undoubtedly be the highlight of your holiday spread. With layers of moist cake infused with fruity gelatin and topped with creamy whipped topping, this treat is as enjoyable to make as it is to eat. Prepare to impress your family and friends with this Easter-themed dessert!


For the Cake:

  • 1 box white or yellow cake mix (plus ingredients listed on the box, such as eggs, oil, and water)
  • Food coloring (pink, yellow, blue, green, etc.)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) of flavored gelatin (such as strawberry, lemon, lime, or blueberry)

For the Topping:

  • 1 container (8 ounces) of whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)
  • Assorted Easter-themed decorations (mini chocolate eggs, sprinkles, edible flowers, etc.)


  1. Prepare the Cake:
  • Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the cake mix box.
  • Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan to prevent sticking.
  • In a large mixing bowl, prepare the cake batter according to the instructions on the box. Typically, this involves combining the cake mix with eggs, oil, and water.
  • Once the batter is smooth, divide it evenly into separate bowls, depending on how many colors you want to use.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl of batter and mix until you achieve the desired colors. Start with a small amount of food coloring and adjust until you reach your desired shade.
  • Pour each colored batter into the prepared pan, alternating colors if desired to create a vibrant rainbow effect.
  • Bake the cake in the preheated oven according to the instructions on the box until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool slightly in the pan.
  1. Make the Holes:
  • While the cake is still warm, use the end of a wooden spoon or another round object to poke holes all over the cake. Make sure the holes are evenly spaced and go all the way through to the bottom of the cake.
  1. Prepare the Gelatin:
  • In a heatproof bowl, dissolve the flavored gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water, stirring until completely dissolved.
  • Carefully pour the gelatin mixture over the warm cake, making sure to fill each hole and evenly distribute the gelatin across the surface of the cake.
  1. Chill the Cake:
  • Cover the cake with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate it for several hours or overnight to allow the gelatin to set and the flavors to meld. This step is crucial for the cake to achieve the right texture and flavor.
  1. Add Topping and Decorations:
  • Once the cake has chilled and the gelatin has set, spread the whipped topping evenly over the top of the cake using a spatula.
  • Decorate the cake with assorted Easter-themed decorations such as mini chocolate eggs, sprinkles, edible flowers, or any other decorations of your choice. Get creative and have fun with it!

With its eye-catching colors and irresistible flavors, this Easter Poke Cake will be a hit at your holiday party. Whether you’re celebrating with family or hosting a festive brunch, this dessert is the ideal way to add a sweet touch to your Easter celebration. So gather your ingredients and prepare to create a masterpiece that will delight both children and adults alike. Happy Easter!

Feel free to adjust the flavors, colors, and decorations to suit your preferences and make it even more festive for Easter!