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Luscious Lemon Poke Cake


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  • 2 baked round white cake layers (9 inch), cooled
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) or 2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 3 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping


Servings 16
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 270mins
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Step 1

PLACE cake layers, top-sides up, in 2 clean 9-inch round pans. Pierce cakes with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.

ADD boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Carefully pour over cake layers. Refrigerate 3 hours.

BEAT pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min.; stir in COOL WHIP. Dip 1 cake pan in warm water 10 sec.; unmold onto plate. Spread with about 1 cup pudding mixture. Unmold second cake layer; carefully place on first cake layer. Frost top and side of cake with remaining pudding mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Kraft Kitchens Tips


Prepare using COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.

Special Extra

Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs just before serving.

Lemon-Lime Poke Cake

Substitute 1 pkg. (3 oz.) each JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin and JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin for the 1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin. Stir 1 cup boiling water into each flavor of gelatin mix in separate bowls. Pour lemon gelatin over 1 cake layer and lime gelatin over second cake layer in clean round pans. Continue as directed.

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