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Ring in the Summer Months with This Refreshing and Delicious Watermelon Poke Cake!

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Once summer arrives, watermelon is a lifesaver in my household! We eat so much watermelon in the warmer months, it becomes a side for just about everything!

This Watermelon Poke Cake is the perfect dessert to ring in the summer months! Using a boxed cake mix has never been easier - the addition of jello keeps things moist and flavorful! Top it all off with some Cool Whip and you've got a yummy confection to share!

Shared Food


  • 1 box white cake mix, plus ingredients required on the box
  • 1 box watermelon jello

  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • Green food coloring (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare cake mix as per package directions.
  3. Pour batter into a prepared 13x9 pan.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool cake completely, then poke holes with the handle of a mixing spoon approximately one inch apart.
  6. Prepare jello as directed on the package (typically this uses 2 cups of water - 1 boiling, 1 cold).
  7. Pour jello liquid over the cake evenly.
  8. Place cake in refrigerator for 1-2 hours until cooled completely.
  9. If desired, dye Cool Whip with green food coloring until it is a light green color. Frost cake with Cool Whip and enjoy!