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If your grandma used to make it, we probably have the ingredients and directions here!
1 package (2 layer size) white cake mix
1 (3 oz.) package Jello Blackberry flavor gelatin (or any other flavor)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
Prepare cake mix as directed on package, baking in well-greased and floured 13 x 9-inch pan at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes, the poke with a fork at 1/2 inch intervals.
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add cold water and pour over cake in pan. Chill 3 to 4 hours. Top with thawed Cool Whip Non-Dairy Whipped Topping.
Jell-O Rainbow poke cake recipe (1982)
ALSO SEE: Christmas Rainbow Poke cake (1980) & Jell-o Pudding Stripe-It-Rich cakes (1982)