7. Poke Cake
Photo Credit: Igor Clark
My grandmother makes this every Christmas. You can make it for any occasion and with all colors of gelatin. Bake a white cake according to the directions on the box. Let it cool. I like to use two round cake pans so I can use two different colors of gelatin. Pour the gelatin in a bowl and only add one cup of boiling water to the packet. Stir until dissolved. Take the cooled cake and poke the top at even intervals with a large serving fork. You can use a wooden skewer if you don’t have a large fork. Dinner forks don’t usually make the holes large enough for the gelatin to really show up when the cake is cut. Pour the gelatin over the top of the cooled cake and put in the fridge for 3 hours. You’ll need to dip the cake pan in hot water when it’s time to get it out of the pan. Place the frosting in between each layer like normal and frost as desired.