This is my very first poke cake. I can't believe that I've never tried this classic cake. It was so easy to make. It started with a simple box cake mix a some jell-o. The only change I made to the original recipe was to make my own buttercream frosting. Don't skip the homemade chocolate buttercream - it is to die for! The cake was great and very festive! Chicken Legs sampled a few pieces and I took it the rest of the cake to work. There were no leftovers!
Halloween Poke Cake
slightly adapted from food.com
1 (18 1/4 ounce) package fudge marble cake mix
2 (3 ounce) packages orange flavor gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup whipping cream (may need a few tablespoons more)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Prepare and bake the cake according to package directions, using a 9X13 baking pan.
Cool on wire rack for 1 hour.
In small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water and then stir in cold water.
With a meat fork or wooden skewer, poke holes in cake about 2 inches apart in all directions. Slowly pour gelatin over cake. Refrigerate 2-3 hours.
For frosting, in a small mixing bowl cream butter until fluffy. Beat in confectioners sugar, cocoa, whipping cream and vanilla until smooth. Add any additional whipping cream until the buttercream is the desired consistency. Spread over cake. Top with Halloween sprinkles and/or candy corn.
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