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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Lime Poke Cake

Lime Poke Cake | Addicted to RecipesWe hosted a family dinner a few days prior to St. Patrick's Day, and I wanted a fun, easy dessert to make to mark the occasion.  I didn't want to do a plain cake (though that would have been just fine too, there would have been no complaints from the family!) - I decided to put together a poke cake so that I could incorporate some green into the dessert.

Poke cakes can be so easy.  Like seriously easy. 

Mine was. 

And it was a hit with the crowd.  

Here is what I did:

1 white cake mix (plus applicable ingredients for the mix, such as eggs, oil, milk/water)
1 small box lime jello (3 oz/85 g)
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup ice cold water
Icing - use your favourite homemade recipe or store bought icing

Bake the white cake according to the package directions, in a 9 x 13 pan.  Allow to cool completely.

Once the cake is totally cooled, using a plastic spoon, poke holes in the top of the cake.

Prepare the jello mixture - dissolve the package of jello in 1 cup of boiling water.  Once dissolved, add the 1/2 cup of ice cold water and mix well.  

Once mixed / fully dissolved, slowly spoon  the jello mixture into the holes in the cake.  Cover the cake as evenly as possible.  Don't worry, there is plenty of the jello mix for the full cake, all is good!

Cover and refrigerate for several hours.  Prior to serving, ice the cake.  You'll see that I tinted my icing green for the St. Patrick's Day effect :-)

Serve and enjoy!

Store leftover cake covered in the fridge.

Another hit dessert that is just sooooo easy to make.  And fun to add some colour and different flavours to the cake itself.  


  1. thanks for the great idea. I think I might try this with my students.

  2. Cute :) Looks good. This would be a fun recipe to make with my boys, and so easy to change up for different holidays like Christmas, Valentine's Day, Halloween, etc. For Easter this would be fun to make with different colours running through :) Thanks for the idea! (Andrea Amy)

  3. I love poke cakes and this is a great one! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  4. Lime jello and cake?! I'm in, sounds like a tasty st.pattys dessert!

  5. What a fun cake :) I really like the idea and how you could alter it depending on what color/flavor you were wanting :)

  6. This looks so good and it has to be easy for me to try it. Thanks!

  7. this looks so good and so easy.. It would be a hit with the kids and I will be trying it soon .thanks for sharing

  8. Great idea, and so easy! Thanks. I like Soozle's idea of using different flavours of Jello.

  9. I wish i had of seen this before St. Patty's Day. This looks decadent without being 'heavy'

  10. This looks like a pretty easy cake, I think I'll try it, wth another flavour.

  11. Such pretty colours! I am going to pin this for next year.


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