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Christmas Poke Cake

This Christmas Poke Cake is a winter delight with a white fluffy cake flavored with cherry and lime with a whipped topping, Christmas Peeps, and sprinkles.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Chill Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Poke Cake
Servings: 16 slices
Author: Jill


  • 1 box 15.25 oz white cake mix Water, vegetable oil, and eggs were called for on the cake mix box, mine called for 3 egg whites, ½ cup of oil, and 1 cup of water.
  • 1 Tbsp Christmas sprinkles
  • 1 3 oz box cherry gelatin
  • 1 3 oz box lime gelatin
  • 2 cups water boiling
  • 1 cup water cold
  • 1 container 8 oz whipped topping thawed
  • Christmas peeps
  • Christmas Sprinkles for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare the cake mix according to the box directions and stir in the 1 tablespoon of Christmas sprinkles.
  • Spray a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Pour in the cake mix and bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the jello.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine 1 cup boiling water with cherry jello and stir until dissolved.
  • Whisk in ½ cup cold water to the cherry gelatin and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl repeat the above with the lime jello and set aside.
  • Using the end of a wooden spoon or a large straw poke holes all over the cake.
  • Spoon the jello in the holes, I like to alternate red in one hole, and green in another until they are all filled.
  • Refrigerate the cake covered for 3-4 hours to set.
  • Frost the cake with the whipped topping.
  • Decorate the cake with more sprinkles and Christmas peeps.
  • Serve!!