This fall-themed Halloween Poke Cake is all treats and no tricks! Marbled cake goes Halloween with orange jello ‘poke’ which makes it moist and delicious that is perfect for any autumn gathering.
If you are planning to throw or attend a bash on October 31st, this recipe is the perfect addition to any menu, especially after some spaghetti & meatball eyeballs.
It is a quick and easy make-ahead cake that you can tailor the decorations to however you’d like. This cute cake will make your favorite trick-or-treaters smile with delight when you serve it on Halloween.
This cake might look a little fancy, but in under an hour, you’ll be taking this fun, out of the box cake out of the oven. It really is very easy!
Preparation time 20 mins
Cooking time 55 mins
1 (18-1/4 ounce) package fudge marble cake mix
2 (3-ounce) packages orange gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 to 15 candy pumpkins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
Prepare cake mix per the box instructions, pour in the baking dish, and bake according to package directions.
Once done, remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
Once cool, poke holes all over the cake about 2 in. apart with a wooden spoon handle.
To a small bowl, combine gelatint and the boiling water and mix until dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of cold water and stir.
Pour gelatin over the entire cake to fill all the holes. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla, beat well until smooth.
Spread the frosting over the entire cake. Top with your favorite Halloween or fall sprinkles and candy pumpkins.
Poke cake will last in the fridge for up to 5 days and can be frozen in an airtight container for up to a month. No need to reheat anything when it comes time to eat it again, but thaw it in the fridge before consuming.
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