Mmmm! This has been a favorite of mine since elementary school! I like it because it's not a heavy cake with frosting.
Last night I brought this dessert to Bunco. It was a healthy-themed Bunco. There was guacamole and chips, chicken and pineapple pizza, yogurt with strawberries and granola, chocolate chip muffins with pumpkin puree, and a yummy dip with beans, corn, red onion and green pepper (I called it Cowboy Caviar because my friend Sue has a similar recipe with that name). I thought this cake could be considered "healthy" because it's a light cake and I made some substitutions. I served it with fat-free Redi-Whip instead of Cool-Whip and blueberries on the side. Mmmm!
Jell-O Poke Cake
1 boxed cake mix, baked as instructed on box
(I used white cake: substituted 1/2 of the oil with unsweetened applesauce, and added 1 whole egg and one egg white)
1 3oz package Jell-O
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
While cake is cooling, dissolve Jell-O in boiling water.
Add cold water and allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
Poke holes in cake (sometimes I use a fork and sometimes I use a knife for bigger holes) and pour Jell-O mixture over top.
Cool in fridge 3-4 hours.
Spread Cool-Whip like frosting before serving (or you can serve the Redi-Whip on the side and let guests put on their own topping).
There are a few ways I have made this cake:
* white cake, peach Jell-O, Cool-Whip, and peaches
* chocolate cake, cherry Jell-O, cherry pie filling as topping
* white cake, blue Jell-O, Cool-Whip, blueberries and strawberries
Or make up your own combo. Enjoy!!