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Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

This Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake is an easy patriotic dessert that will be the star of your 4th of July bash! You’ll love the dazzling pops of red and blue cake tucked under a layer of colorful whipped topping and sprinkles.

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

This patriotic poke cake is sure to be a hit with everyone at your celebration!

Let's celebrate the stars and stripes together with this one-layer Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake. This fun red, white, and blue dessert is easy to make and full of festive flavor! 

Make a bold statement with this Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake! With dazzling pops of red and blue cake tucked under a layer of colorful whipped topping and sprinkles, this festive dessert is sure to be your favorite part of any picnic or party.

This Fourth of July, you can serve a cake that is as cool to look at as it is delicious.

The Fourth of July Poke Cake has bright red and blue stripes that shine as bright as America's fireworks but in a yummy way.

The layers are light, fluffy vanilla cake with whipped cream frosting and colorful sprinkles.

It's also a great idea to bring to summer parties as it can be made in advance and everyone will love digging in on Independence Day.

Enjoy the flavors of Independence Day in a delicious poke cake.

Patriotic Poke Cake

Why You’ll Love This Poke Cake

  • The Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake is the perfect dessert or family activity.
  • The easy-to-follow recipe outlines a clear list of ingredients and directions for creating the Poke Cake.
  • This recipe is also ideal as a dessert for family gatherings, and children's activities, and as a homemade gift for special occasions.

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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Equipment Needed to Make Poke Cake

Ingredients For Your Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake
  • White Cake Mix Plus 
  • Blueberry Jello
  • One 3 Oz. Box Of Cherry Jello
  • Cool Whip Thawed
  • Red And Blue Food Coloring 
  • Red White And Blue Sprinkles

How To Make A Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Step 1: Bake the Cake

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Mix and bake the cake according to box directions in a 13 x 9 baking dish.

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Let the cake cool completely before the next step.

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Use a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake. 

Step 2: Prep the Jello

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Prepare box Jello with one cup of hot water and ½ cup of cold water. Use a spoon and pour the red Jello into holes all over, then do the same with the blue jello. 

Make sure not to pour both Jello colors in the same hole or you will end up with purple cake instead of red and blue. 

Step 3: Rest the Cake, Decorate, and Serve

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Refrigerate the cake for 3 to 4 hours or overnight for the Jello to set up.

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Then top the cake with the whipped topping. 

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Use a toothpick and swirl the red and blue food coloring all over the top of the whipped cream if you want to.

Use different Red White and blue sprinkles to decorate the cake. Cut and serve the cake and refrigerate the rest.

Serve and enjoy.

Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

What to Serve with Your Poke Cake

Milk

Such a simple combination, but so satisfying. The airy and sweet cake flavor goes well with either hot or cold cups of milk.

Drinks

If you don't like milk, you can substitute a cup of tea or coffee. The sweetness of the Poke Cake pairs well with the aroma of a cup of tea or coffee.

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Popular Substitutions & Additions

Dazzle your family and friends at the next 4th of July celebration with this festive Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake!

With dazzling pops of red and blue cake tucked under a layer of colorful whipped topping and sprinkles, this Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake is an easy patriotic dessert that will be the star of the 4th of July!

For added texture, consider adding or topping some of the following:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Wafers
  • Oatmeal
  • Pretzels
  • Cereal
  • Dried Fruits
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Crushed Toffee Bars
  • Coffee
  • Marshmallows
Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

How To Store Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake

Best Way To Store Poke Cake Leftover

Always keep them in an airtight container to prevent contamination and drying out from the air.

They can be stored at room temperature and out of direct sunlight for a day.

How Long Will Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake Last In the Fridge?

Freshly baked Poke Cake will keep in the fridge for about a week if properly stored; cover with foil or plastic wrap when refrigerating to prevent cupcakes from drying out.

Can I Freeze Poke Cake

Place the individually wrapped cakes in an airtight container and freeze them for up to three months.

When Poke Cakes, it is recommended to use a glass or plastic container (rather than a plastic bag) to protect the frosting and hold its shape.

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Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Poke Cake FAQs

Can I tell if the cake is ready?

Yes, you can either remove the cake from the oven or leave them in there. Gently press the cake down.

They're done if the cake bounces back completely. If your finger left a smudge on the cake, they require additional time.

Can I prepare them in advance?

Yes. The Poke Cake can be made 2 days ahead of time and stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

The filling can also be made 2-3 days ahead of time and refrigerated in an airtight container. When you're ready to fill the cakes, place the filling on the counter to come to room temperature and thoroughly mix it before using it.

Can I freeze the Poke Cakes?

This Poke Cake can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

The filling can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bring to room temperature and thoroughly mix before using.

Can I add sprinkles to the Poke Cake?

Yes, be creative as possible when decorating your Poke Cake. Sometimes, the more the merrier.

Can I skip adding frosting?

Yes. Even simply sprinkling powdered sugar on top of Poke Cake makes an excellent topping.

Make sure to add colorful red, white, and blue sprinkles.

Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Other Cake Recipes You’ll Love

This Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake is a simple patriotic dessert that will be the highlight of your Fourth of July celebration! The dazzling pops of red and blue cake tucked beneath a layer of colorful whipped topping and sprinkles will delight you.

This patriotic poke cake is sure to please everyone at your party!

Let's get together and toast the stars and stripes with this one-layer Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake. This festive red, white, and blue dessert is simple to make and full of flavor!

This Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake makes a bold statement!

This festive dessert is sure to be your favorite part of any picnic or party, with dazzling pops of red and blue cake tucked beneath a layer of colorful whipped topping and sprinkles.

This Fourth of July, serve a cake that is as beautiful as it is delicious.

The bright red and blue stripes on the Fourth of July Poke Cake shine as brightly as America's fireworks but in a delicious way.

Light, fluffy vanilla cake layers are topped with whipped cream frosting and colorful sprinkles.

It's also a great idea to bring to summer parties because it can be made ahead of time and everyone will enjoy digging in on July 4th.

Aside from Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake, you may try these fun and exciting recipes below:

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Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Red, White and Blue Poke Cake Recipe

Yield: 12

Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

This Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Poke Cake is an easy patriotic dessert that will be the star of your 4th of July bash! You’ll love the dazzling pops of red and blue cake tucked under a layer of colorful whipped topping and sprinkles.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours

Ingredients

  • One white cake mix plus ingredients to make the cake
  • One 3 oz. box of Blueberry Jello
  • One 3 oz. box of Cherry Jello
  • One 8 oz. tub of cool whip thawed
  • Red and blue food coloring optional
  • Red White and Blue sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Mix and bake the cake according to box directions in a 13 x 9 baking dish.
  2. Let the cake cool completely before the next step.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake.
  4. Prepare box jello with one cup of hot water and ½ cup of cold water.
  5. Use a spoon and pour the red jello into holes all over, then do the same with blue jello.
  6. Make sure not to pour both jello colors in the same hole or you will end up with purple cake instead of Red and blue.
  7. Refrigerate the cake for 3-4 hours or overnight for the jello to set up.
  8. Then top the cake with the whipped topping.
  9. Use a toothpick and swirl the red and blue food coloring all over the top of the whipped cream if you want to.
  10. Use different Red White and blue sprinkles to decorate the cake.
  11. Cut and serve the cake and refrigerate the rest.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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