If you haven’t tried or made a poke cake, or are looking for the perfect holiday dessert, then do we have something special for you! This Cherry Dream Poke Cake recipe makes for a heavenly treat, a white cake infused and topped with delicious cherry flavors. Just make sure to grab a slice while you can, because once this is served, it won’t last long!

Cherry Dream Poke Cake Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Using a greased 13″ by 9″ baking pan, bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Dissolve gelatin package in 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Allow cake to cool on rack for 3 to 5 minutes.

Kristy with gelatin

Poke holes in cake with a meat fork or wooden skewer, being sure to get holes around the edges. Try poking the holes with the Rada Carving Fork.

Poking holes in cake

Pour gelatin across cake. Let sit for 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Pouring gelatin into cake

Remove cake from refrigerator. In a large bowl, beat 1 package cream cheese until fluffy.

Preparing cream

Fold in 2 cups whipped topping.

Mixing whipped topping

Carefully spread over cake.

Spreading whipped topping

Top with 1 can cherry pie filling. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Spreading pie filling

Serve and enjoy!

Kristy with completed cherry poke cake

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Cherry Dream Poke Cake Video Recipe


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Kristy shows step by step how to make the poke cake.

Cherry Dream Poke Cake Video Transcript

Hi, welcome to the Rada kitchen! My name is Kristy, and today I’d like to share a recipe for a Cherry Dream Poke Cake. I actually got this recipe from a loyal fan of Rada Cutlery, her name is Misty Cluck, and she’s a homesteader. Make sure to check out her YouTube videos, she has a lot of good, old fashioned recipes. This was her daughter’s favorite cake, and it would be a great one for Christmas, with its whites and reds. We also offer a Poke Cake recipe book. It has over 30 different flavors of poke cake, some with pudding, some with gelatin.

Now, I’ve prepared a box of white cake with all the ingredients to make it. I have it in my oven right now. It’s almost done. The first thing you want to do is mix up the gelatin. Here I have a cup and a half of boiling water and to that I’m going to add a three and a half ounce box of cherry gelatin.

So I just removed my cake from the oven, I’m going to let that sit for about 3 to 5 minute so it’s not too hot on the top. So after it has cooled we’re going to take a meat fork like this Rada Two Prong Fork and poke holes. This is where the gelatin is going to soak in, so make sure you get the edges and corners. It almost has a marbled effect.

Now you’re going to pour that gelatin over the cake. Now you’re going to let this sit for 15 minutes then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. So our gelatin cake has been in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, so now we’re going to make a cream cheese layer. We take 8 ounces of cream cheese and beat that until it’s smooth.

To this we’re going to fold in 2 cups whipped topping. Then we’re going to carefully spread that over our cake. Don’t press too hard or the crumbs will come up. Lastly, we’re going to top that with a 21 ounce can of cherry pie filling. You’ll want to cover your cake and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Enjoy the delicious cake! For more poke cake recipes, be sure to check out our cook book Poke Cakes at www.radacutlery.com.

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