Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cupcakes
Strawberry Jello Poke Cupcakes are so simple to make and so yummy. Just some cake mix, strawberry jell-o and some whipped frosting!
A FUN AND PRETTY CUPCAKE RECIPE
I really like sharing fun and easy recipes like this next one for Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cupcakes. Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Poke Cakes. Chances are you have and you have eaten them in some form or other over the years. These cupcakes are a lot of fun to make. Your kids can help you and these are so much fun to take to a potluck or BBQ. Folks love them!
TIPS FOR MAKING JELL-O POKE CAKES:
- This can be made as a 9×13 cake!
- You can use any combination of cake mix or jello flavor you like with these. You can use a vanilla or yellow cake mix. Orange Jell-O works well with these. Or try lemon cake mix with lemon Jell-O (one of my personal faves.) Also, for 4th of July celebrations, it might be fun to use a Berry Blue Jell-O as well.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- white cake mix
- ingredients required to make cake; egg whites, water and oil
- strawberry gelatin (Jell-O)
- boiling water
- whipped white frosting
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY JELL-O POKE CUPCAKES:
Mix cupcakes as directed on the back of the box and bake as directed. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
Boil 1 cup water and add Jell-O, whisk until completely dissolved.
Poke holes in cupcakes with a fork or toothpick. Don’t be afraid to pick right down in there several times. You want plenty of holes for the Jell-O to seep into. Using a spoon, pour strawberry gelatin mixture over cupcake.
They are still a little naked. Now they need to go into the fridge for about 2-3 hours to set. Once set, frost cupcakes using whipped frosting. And if you like, top it off with fresh, sliced strawberries and enjoy!
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Originally published: July 2011
Updated & republished: June 2019
Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cupcakes (+Video)
- 15.25 ounce box white cake mix
- ingredients required to make cake: egg whites, water and oil
- 3 ounce box strawberry gelatin (Jell-O)
- 1 cup water
- 1 container whipped white frosting
- Mix cupcakes as directed on the back of the box and bake as directed. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
- Boil 1 cup water and add Jell-O, stir until completely dissolved.
- Poke holes in cupcakes with fork or toothpick. Don't be afraid to pick right down in there several times. You want plenty of holes for the jell-o to seep into.
- Using a spoon, pour strawberry gelatin mixture over cupcake.
- Then put cupcakes into the fridge for about 2-3 hours to set.
- Once set, frost cupcakes using whipped frosting.
- Top it off with fresh, sliced strawberries.
- This same recipe can be used to make a 9×13-inch cake.
- You can use any combination of cake mix or Jell-O) flavor you like with these. Orange Jell-O works well with these. Also, for 4th of July celebrations, it might be fun to use a Berry Blue Jell-O.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
I used mango jello and they were Funominal! Thank you for the recipes and tutorial!
Delicious! Do you have recipes of cupcake which does not need to be baked? Like cook it using a steamer or a microwave oven?
No sorry, I do not.
Curious about the serving size. Yours say 12 but the back of my cake box says It makes 24. I don’t need to double the recipe then?
I love the jello kind…I use white cake mux..raspberry jello..and cool whip instead of frosting…a wonderful cool dessert in the summet!!!
I love jello cakes, my favorite is chocolate cake and orange jello. Also I use a pudding and dreamwhip icing so good!!!!
i use the watermelon jello, also good.
We make these in the summer but instead of frosting we used Cool Whip and then top with slice of fruit. Get it ice cold in the fridge and serve on hot day….yummy and lite…not too heavy on the tummy.
I love ur recipes and they way u present them, I used to love to cook, but for the past few years i have dreaded it, U are making it enjoyable for me again. Thank You!!!
I've done this but I use strawberry frosting mixed with some thawed out cool whip for the frosting!! so awesome strait out of the fridge!
Could you try this with pudding? I know they have poke cakes with pudding, but do you think it would work with pudding and cupcakes? Thanks
Have been making strawberry Jello "poke" cake since back in the day that they had "1,2,3 Jello" – anyone remember that? Anyway, I learned to make it with a can of strawberry pie filling spread over the top of the Jello and cake (once it is set up) and then top it with Cool Whip frosting. Yum!
I am in the process of making these. 🙂 I am bummed though because I bought the larger sized jello since I couldn't see the picture clearly to see that it was only the 4oz size. Might want to add that to the ingredient list since there are varying sizes. Excited to dive into these later after dinner.
They look delicious, I must try them thanks for sharing.
Thanks for posting this! I remember making a "rainbow poke cake" when I was a little girl. A 9×11 pan, several color jellos and cool whip topping. I tried looking this recipe up several years ago, and could not find it. This is awesome….it is as easy as I remember!
Hi Melissa! Welcome! I'm glad to have you here. I hope you love everything you try! 🙂
I just came across your blog today, and I am drooling! Everything looks amazing! But I think that this needs to be the first thing I try! Now I'm your newest follower, and I'm thinking my husband is going to thank you! 🙂
I swear I grew up eating poke cakes. In highschool it was a favorite dessert of us kids in the lunchroom. Thanks for posting. I haven't made it in years!! Love your site.
What brand of whipped frosting are you using? Are you using Cool Whip? Would like to make these. Thank you for your help.
Hi Linda, not sure if you can see my ingredient picture above. It was a Duncan Hines whipped frosting. 🙂
Thank you for the quick response and the information. Was using my phone and missed the picture. Looking forward to making these cupcakes. Thanks again.
No problem at all! 🙂
Hi there I love making these and the cake form, Have you ever tried using Whip Topping for the icing?
Sooo good! Glad I found your blog!
Hi Kelli! Glad you found me :o)
Hope you like this recipe!!
Just found you on pinterest and I can't wait to try this tomorrow!
YUM! I've seen the poke cake but never thought about turning them into cupcakes. SO cute!!
Those look yummy! I am going to try them
All your recipes always make me drool and this one is no exception!
these look delicious we make poke cakes a lot and love these as well
Look at you!! Those look so cute! Very unique and definitely love the colors. There is always room for Jell-O right?