+ This Creamy Berry No-Bake Jell-o Poke Cake Recipe brought to you by International Delight +
This my friends is NOT your Mother’s traditional Jell-o Poke Cake. Nope, not even close.
This my friends is a MAGIC cake. It’s for those times when you don’t have the time to bake and slave over a special treat, but you still want to impress your friends and family. NO baking involved. Which in these hot summer months, who wants to turn on the oven. It has some unexpected ingredients that make it EXTRA special.
First off, I bought my angel food cake from the store… I know, Gasp!
Seriously, it’s summer… I’m too busy to bake with all of the activity at the house with the kiddos home. I grabbed an angel food cake at the market, some strawberry Jell-o some International Delight Simply Pure Vanilla. LOVE this stuff! It’s made with real milk, cream & sugar, that’s it!
I have always loved the jell-o poke cake I made some great Black Cherry Jell-o Cakes a few years ago and they were a huge hit.
Again, my problem here is that I just didn’t have enough time to bake, I improvised and came up with this great alternative. I also added a little extra love to the Jell-o to make it extra creamy. Here’s how you make it…
Creamy Berry No-Bake Jell-o Poke Cake Recipe
Pour Jell-o packet into a 2 cup mixing cup.
Mix with 1 cup of boiling water.
Stir to dissolve the gelatin completely.
Once the gelatin has totally dissolved, add a few ice cubes, no more than 4, to slightly cool down the liquid Jell-o.
Now for the secret ingredient! Add 1 cup of International Delight Simply Pure Vanilla Creamer.
Stir to completely incorporate the creamer into the Jell-o mixture.
Now, it’s time to prep your cake. Place your cake on a cake plate. Don’t EVER serve a store bought cake in the container that it comes in. You want to at least TRY and fool your guest that you slaved all day in the kitchen!
Now, take a skewer or knife and poke a bunch of holes into your cake.
Next, pour your creamy jell-o mixture carefully onto the cake.
Try and saturate as much as possible.
I wanted to keep the sides of my cake as white as possible so I just poured the Jell-o mixture on top. You can do whatever you like. Place the cake in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
While you’re waiting for the Jell-o to set, you can make the Chantilly Cream for the topping of the cake. YUM!
You can find that recipe HERE in my post about homemade chocolate pudding and Chantilly Cream…
Remove the cake from the fridge and with a serrated knife, carefully cut the cake in half and remove the top of the cake.
Spoon on the Chantilly cream on top of the first layer.
Next, layer some sliced strawberries in the middle.
Now, replace the top of the cake.
I actually flipped the layer over so the the cut side was on top. I just liked the way it looked better. Spoon another layer of the Chantilly Cream on top and then fill the center of the cake with raspberries, blackberries and top with a few strawberries.
Then around the bottom of the cake fill up the plate with the remaining berries. I like to leave the stems on my strawberries to give it that rustic look, but that’s totally up to you. I also added in a few sprigs of mint to add even more green.
This Creamy Berry No-Bake Jell-o Poke Cake is truly a show stopper and you hardly had to lift a finger! It’s sooooo easy to make! NO baking skills required!
Slice and serve to WOW your guests with the little hidden secret inside waiting to delight your friends and family. It’s the PERFECT summer dessert!
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