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Holiday Poke Cupcakes


Dress your cupcakes in their festive best with the poke-cake treatment in red gelatin and a Christmas tree marshmallow topper.

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  • 1 (2-layer size) package white cake mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (3-ounce) package JELL-O Gelatin, any red flavor
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • Red or green food coloring
  • Suggested decorations: colored sugar, colored sprinkles, crushed candy canes and/or JET-PUFFED HOLIDAY MALLOWS Marshmallows


Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins


Step 1

Prepare cake batter and bake as directed for cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Pierce tops with fork.

Add boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Spoon over cupcakes. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Remove from pans.

Tint Cool Whip with food coloring; spread onto cupcakes. Decorate as desired.

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