Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween Poke Cake

 Our friends Ryan and Sarah have a pumpkin carving party every year. Everyone brings a pumpkin to carve and a dish to pass. It is always a fun time.
Phil carved the pumpkin king and I carved a bat. The bat took a long time as it was very intricate. It is always cook to see how they turn out once you put the candles in them.

They look pretty good huh!

Here are some pictures of the fun:


Brian and his son Henry



Cristy and Henry

Courtney and her daughter Callie, and Sarah and Ryan Son's Collin

This year I decided to try a Poke Cake. I remember having these in school but I think we called them Punch and Pour Cake. It was always one of my favorite desserts.

Poke cake is super easy to make and very versatile. You can use any kind of base cake mix and also interchange the types of jellos used for the inside as well. I used a marble cake and orange jello to make it like Halloween. I would't suggest the Frankenstein's for kids, they were super hard. The cake turned out really good. I love how moist the jello makes the cake and I like how the jello makes the cake look like its dripping. It is a fun festive cake that you could decorate for any occasion.

Halloween Poke Cake
Adapted from the Taste of Home

 1 (18 1/4oz) package fudge marble cake mix
2 (3oz) packages orange flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup water
1 can prepared chocolate frosting

Prepare cake according to package directions using a 9 x 13 baking pan.

Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.

In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water then stir in cold water.

With a skewer poke holes in cake about 2 inches apart in all directions.

Slowly pour gelatin over cake.

Refrigerate 2-3 hours.

Frost with prepared frosting. And decorate with sprinkles, candy corn, etc.

Keep in refrigerator until ready to eat.

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  1. My husband loves poke cakes. I might have to try this recipe.

    I'm visiting from Everyday Mom's Church Suppers.

    Have a great week!

    1. It is super easy and very good. Thanks for visiting!

  2. How fun! I love this and so would my son. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  3. The gelatin must add a creepy fun texture to the cake. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.