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Firecracker 4th of July Poke Cake

Celebrate the 4th of July with this moist and delicious red, white and blue Patriotic Poke Cake. I love poke cakes because they are so fun and versatile. You can easily change the colors for different holidays or birthdays.

This cake is easy to make and it starts with a white cake mix. I like to make poke cakes the night before. It’s a easy make ahead dessert and the longer it chills in the fridge, the better it tastes.

Firecracker Poke Cake

Firecracker 4th of July Poke Cake is a great chilled dessert for your 4th of July party.

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Firecracker 4th of July Poke Cake

Show your patriotism with this fun and festive Fourth of July dessert.

Fourth of July Poke Cake

Firecracker 4th of July Poke Cake

Celebrate the 4th of July with this moist and delicious red, white and blue Patriotic Poke Cake.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake Recipe, Poke Cake
Servings 12
Author Recipes Simple

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix, prepared to package instructions
  • 3 ounce package strawberry gelatin, divided when prepared with 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 ounce package berry blue gelatin, divided when prepared with 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups boiling water (for gelatin)
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed
  • Red, white and blue sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Bake cake in 13x9 pan according to package instructions. Allow to cool.

  2. Using a fork, poke holes in the top of the cake.

  3. Mix together the blue and red gelatin each with 1 cup of boiling water until dissolved, and then spoon half of each color gelatin over the cake (reserve the other half), making sure to pour over the holes. The best way to do this is a row of blue, then a row of red and alternate so you get a colorful mix of red and blue in the cake.

  4. Next, in two separate bowls, mix together 8 ounces cream cheese, ¼ cup powdered sugar and the remaining gelatin. Red in one bowl and blue in the other. To adjust the color, feel free to add red or blue food coloring to reach the shade you desire. Gel food coloring work best.

  5. Spread out red cream cheese mixture over the cake, followed by the blue cream cheese mixture.

  6. Top with whipped topping and red, white and blue sprinkles.

  7. Chill for 4 hours before serving.

4th of July Poke Cake

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