Halloween Poke Cake

Halloween Poke Cake – perfect for all your Halloween parties!!! Chocolate marble cake, orange jello, butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, heavy cream, vanilla, and Halloween sprinkles. Make a day in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. #halloween #dessert #pokecake

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Easy Halloween Poke Cake Recipe

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 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!

This cake is very easy to make. Make the cake according to the package directions and cool for 1 hour. In a small bowl, dissolve Jello 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 the cake. Refrigerate 2-3 hours. Make the chocolate frosting and spread over cake. Top with Halloween sprinkles and/or candy corn.

  • Can use any flavor of cake mix you prefer.
  • I used orange Jello for Halloween. You can use any flavor of Jello that you like,
  • You can make the cake a day or two in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Can Halloween Poke Cake be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the cake for later You can freeze the cake frosted or unfrosted. Just thaw on the counter for a few hours before serving.
slice of halloween poke cake with sprinkles

Easy Halloween Party Recipe

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! Kids and adults LOVE this cake. Give this Halloween Poke Cake a try for your Halloween celebrations. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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slice of halloween poke cake with sprinkles

Halloween Poke Cake

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Halloween Poke Cake – perfect for all your Halloween parties!!! Chocolate marble cake, orange jello, butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, heavy cream, vanilla, and Halloween sprinkles. Make a day in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. #halloween #dessert #pokecake

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 1 package fudge marble cake mix, plus ingredients to make cake
  • 2 (3-oz ) packages orange flavor gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water

Frosting

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • cup baking cocoa
  • ¼ cup heavy cream, may need a few tablespoons more
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Halloween sprinkles & candy corn

Instructions:

  • 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.

Steph

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  1. This may be a stupid question lol but does the cake have the jello in it? or does the cake absorb the jello to make it more moist?

  2. Can't wait to try this! Just wondering… Is the jello consistency different that it needs to be poked with the meat fork/skewer or would the back of a wooden spoon work like I use for pudding poke cakes.

  3. Can't wait to try this! Just wondering… Is the jello consistency different that it needs to be poked with the meat fork/skewer or would the back of a wooden spoon work like I use for pudding poke cakes.

  4. When my little boy was growing up, this was his favorite cake…sometimes, instead of jello, I used pudding and it is also delicious.:)
    xo bj

  5. Thanks so much for posting this. I have approx. 40 boxes of jello that we cleared out of my father-in-law's house and NONE of us like jello. Cake on the other hand 🙂

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