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!

STRAWBERRY JELL-O POKE CUPCAKES

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. If you haven’t heard of them, then let me introduce you. Country Cook friend, please meet Poke Cake. Poke Cake, this here is my good friend who would like to eat you. It was nice knowin’ ya.Strawberry Jell-o Poke Cupcakes topped with a fresh sliced strawberry

CAKE MIX, JELL-O AND WHIPPED FROSTING

These cupcakes are a lot of fun to make. Your kids can help you (they love to poke the holes) and these are so much fun to take to a potluck or BBQ. Folks love them and I gotta tell ya, they are usually pretty surprised to find that you made this with a boxed cake mix and jello. My co-workers were. They had no idea. A few of them had never heard of this before so when some of the gals asked me for the recipe, they were shocked!individual, strawberry jell-o poke cupcake

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Boxed cake mixes are good y’all! I used to be one of those folks who always thought making absolutely everything from scratch was best. And sometimes it is, but when you don’t have the time (or maybe the energy) to go totally from scratch – these little helpers are a fantastic substitute. And this can me made as a 9 x 13 cake!Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cupcakes recipe from The Country Cook
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
white cake mix
ingredients required to make cake; egg whites, water and oil
strawberry gelatin
boiling water
whipped white frostingwhite cake mix, Fluffy white frosting, strawberry jell-o

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 jello, whisk until completely dissolved.
poking holes in a cupcake with a fork
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.
pouring prepared strawberry jello liquid into holes poked in cupcake
Using a spoon, pour strawberry gelatin mixture over cupcake.
a dozen cupcakes that have been poked with strawberry jell-o in a pan
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!Strawberry Jell-o Poke Cupcakes topped with whipped frosting and a fresh strawberry
Cook’s Note: 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 Jello 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 Jello as well.Strawberry jell-o poke cupcakes, individual cupcake with fresh strawberries
Enjoy!

Originally published: July 2011
Updated & republished: June 2019

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!

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ingredients required to make cake egg whites, water and oil
  • 1 (3 oz) box strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 container whipped white frosting
  1. Mix cupcakes as directed on the back of the box and bake as directed. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.

  2. Boil 1 cup water and add jello, stir until completely dissolved.
  3. 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.

  4. Using a spoon, pour strawberry gelatin mixture over cupcake.
  5. Then put cupcakes into the fridge for about 2-3 hours to set.

  6. Once set, frost cupcakes using whipped frosting.
  7. Top it off with fresh, sliced strawberries.

This same recipe can be used to make a 9 x 13 cake. You can use any combination of cake mix or Jell-) 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.

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