A poke cake? What? Yeah, that's the same reaction I had when I read the name. I had never heard of a poke cake and was intrigued by the name. But when I read the recipe I realized what it meant. All you do is bake a cake and poke holes in it. Then you fill those holes with liquid jelly! This is a really easy and quick dessert. I made this for my mothers birthday and also on Eid. You can use any flavour of Jelly but I think A tangy flavour works best to balance the sweetness of the cake and the cream.
Recipe Source - Adapted from Betty Crocker.com
1 13X9 inch Baked Cake (White, Vanilla or Yellow works best; use a box mix for ease)
2 packets Cherry Jelly/Jell-o (Strawberry, Raspberry etc also works fine)
2 Cups Boiling Water
1 Cup Pitted and Chopped Cherries (Fresh)
2 Cups Whipping Cream
1. Place your cake in a tray or baking dish (you can keep it in the same dish that it was baked in). Make sure its cool.
2. Stir the jelly in boiling water, stirring for 2 minutes to completely dissolve gelatin. Poke cake every inch with tines of meat fork or table knife. Keep aside 1/2 Cup and pour remaining cherry mixture slowly over cake, allowing mixture to fill holes in cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour longer.
3. Whip the cream till you get soft peaks. Spread the chopped cherries on the cake and spread the whipped cream covering the top completely.
3. Drop the remaining cherry jelly using a small teaspoon on the cake (at one inch intervals) and pull using a toothpick to create a swirly pattern.
4. Place in fridge covered with plastic wrap for one hour. Serve cold.