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Luscious Lemon Poke Cake

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16 servings

You'll be tempted to tell everyone how easy it is to use JELL-O Gelatin to make this Luscious Lemon Poke Cake—that's up to you. We say let ’em wonder.

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  • Place cake layers, top-sides up, in 2 clean 9-inch round pans. Pierce cakes with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
  • Add boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Carefully pour over cake layers. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  • Beat pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min.; stir in COOL WHIP. Dip 1 cake pan in warm water 10 sec.; unmold onto plate. Spread with about 1 cup pudding mixture. Unmold second cake layer; carefully place on first cake layer. Frost top and side of cake with remaining pudding mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour.


Prepare using COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.

Special Extra

Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs just before serving.

Lemon-Lime Poke Cake

Substitute 1 pkg. (3 oz.) each JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin and JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin for the 1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin. Stir 1 cup boiling water into each flavor of gelatin mix in separate bowls. Pour lemon gelatin over 1 pierced cake layer and lime gelatin over second pierced cake layer in clean round pans. Continue as directed.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 250
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 370mg
Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 32g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • thvickery |

    Can't be better...

  • Oldie49 |

    Made it twice, to rave reviews! Made it as a 13 x 9 pan. My pie loving husband normally avoids "gooey" desserts, but he requested seconds! The lemon version is definitely a nice spring treat. I used candied lemon & lime slices on each piece of cake for a colourful presentation at a church dinner.

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