Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake

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I know it's the holiday season when I start cranking out dessert recipes left and right ..... is it just me that does that? I mean, have y'all seen all of the desserts I've posted lately?! I'm not stopping today, either. I'm sharing a Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake that was inspired from my bloggy friend, Melissa.

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake

Over the summer, Melissa and I conversed back and forth via email, and she gave me the idea for this Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake. I don't know if y'all remember those little snack cakes, but I loved them as a kid ... and thought it would be fun {and yummy} to recreate those same flavors in one of my favorite desserts - a poke cake, of course! This was fantastic and very reminiscent of that flavor I remember!

There seems to be so many Christmas parties this time of the year, and this cake would be a fun addition!  Although it's not a traditional Christmas flavor, the red and white cake with the coconut topping make it perfect for the season! Although this is the first time I have actually made this cake, I'm sure it will be a family holiday favorite for years to come!

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I headed over to my local Dollar General to pick up some baking supplies. I like how convenient it is for my holiday needs! The prices are great, too! One of my favorite timesavers in the kitchen is boxed cake mixes! I pick up what I need and head home to bake!

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Have I told y'all that I love poke cakes?! LOVE 'em!

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake

Let's see how we make that Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake, shall we?

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake
Yield: 18-24 servings

1 box (18.25oz.) white cake mix
Ingredients listed on box to prepare cake
1 box (3 oz.) raspberry flavored gelatin (Jello)
2 cups hot water
1 jar (10 oz.) raspberry preserves
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
1 bag (7 oz.) shredded coconut

Bake the cake according to package directions using a 9x13-in. baking pan.

After the cake has baked, remove from the oven. Using the handle end of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake. There is no set number of holes, but you want plenty of places to fill. Mix the raspberry gelatin with 2 cups of hot water until dissolved. Pour the Jello evenly over the cake, trying to fill the holes as much as you can.

In a small bowl, microwave the raspberry preserves until easy to spread, about 30 seconds. Pour the preserves over the top of the cake and spread evenly. Top with Cool Whip. Sprinkle the shredded coconut over the top. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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Be sure to visit Dollar General Holiday for all of your holiday needs!

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