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Desserts

Luscious Lemon Poke Cake

Luscious Lemon Poke Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
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.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
4 hr 30 min
servings
total:
16 servings
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What You Need

2
 round white cake layers (9 inch), cooled
2
cups  boiling water
1
pkg.  (6 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
1
pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding
1
cup  cold milk
3
cups  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It

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.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
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.
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