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Print This Delicious and Healthy Patriotic Poke Cake Recipe

Patriotic Poke Cake Recipe

My mom would make one of these cakes every time we had a family get-together. They were always a hit, light and fruity, cool and creamy. "Delight your family tonight with a scrumptious Patriotic Poke Cake dessert."

Patriotic Jelly Poke Cake

1 box White cake mix
2 cups Boiling water
1 package (5 ounces) Jell-o Brand gelatin (red)
1 tub (8 ounces) Cool whip thawed
52 blue berries
2 cups fresh raspberries

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 x 12 cake pan

Preheat oven and spray pans with vegetable oil.

Bake cake as directed on the package. Cool and remove from pan.
Return cake to clean pan. Pierce cake with a large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
Stir 1 cup of the boiling water into red gelatin for 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Carefully pour red gelatin over cake layer. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
Dip cake pan in warm water for 10 seconds, then turn over onto serving plate.
Frost top of Patriotic Poke Cake with whipped topping.
Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve.
Garnish Patriotic Poke Cake with fresh raspberries and blueberries, if desired.
Store leftover cake in refrigerator.

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12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 101 g
Calories 204
Calories from Fat 64
Total Fat 7.2g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 33.4g 11%
Sugars 25.7g
Protein 2.1g
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 6% • Iron 3%

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No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?

Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
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Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.

Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.

And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!

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Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!