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Cherry Dream Poke Cake

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!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cherry gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 (21 oz.) can 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.  Allow cake to cool on rack for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Dissolve gelatin package in 1 1/2 cups boiling water.
  • Poke holes in cake with a meat fork or wooden skewer, being sure to get holes around the edges. 
  • Pour gelatin across cake. Let sit for 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat 1 package cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Fold in 2 cups whipped topping.
  • Carefully spread over cake.
  • Top with 1 can cherry pie filling. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!