A zesty purple Jell-O poke cake recipe (1978)

Purple Jell-O poke cake recipe (1978)

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This zesty purple Jell-o poke cake has stripes of flavor from a tangy blackberry gelatin!

Not feeling purple? You can swap in any other flavor of Jello to make this cake recipe all your own.

Jell-O: Purple poke cake recipe

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Purple Jell-O poke cake (1978)

Yield: 20
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes


  • 1 package (2 layer size) white cake mix
  • 3 ounces Jello Blackberry flavor gelatin (or any other flavor)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Cool Whip non-dairy whipped topping


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, baking in well-greased and floured 13- by 9-inch pan at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
  2. Cool in pan 15 minutes, then poke with a fork at 1/2 inch intervals.
  3. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.
  4. Add cold water and pour over cake in pan.
  5. Chill 3 to 4 hours.
  6. Top with thawed Cool Whip non-dairy whipped topping.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

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Purple Jell-O poke cake recipe (1978)

ALSO SEE: Christmas Rainbow Poke cake (1980) & Jell-o Pudding Stripe-It-Rich cakes (1982)

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