Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake is a delightful and sweet dessert that incorporates raspberry flavors and the fun of a poke cake. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try:


For the Cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix (plus ingredients listed on the box – typically eggs, oil, and water)

For the Raspberry Jello Layer:

  • 1 box (3 oz) raspberry-flavored gelatin (Jello)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish (optional)


1. Bake the Cake:

  • Prepare the white cake mix according to the package instructions.
  • Bake the cake in a 9×13-inch baking pan as directed.
  • Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes after baking.

2. Poke Holes:

  • Use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes evenly across the entire cake.

3. Prepare Raspberry Jello:

  • In a bowl, dissolve the raspberry-flavored gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water.
  • Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Add 1/2 cup of cold water to the gelatin mixture and stir.

4. Pour Jello Over Cake:

  • Pour the raspberry gelatin mixture evenly over the cake, making sure it fills the holes.
  • Place the cake in the refrigerator and allow the Jello layer to set for a few hours.

5. Toast Coconut:

  • In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the sweetened shredded coconut until it turns golden brown. Stir frequently to prevent burning.

6. Add Coconut Topping:

  • Spread the toasted coconut evenly over the chilled cake.

7. Add Whipped Topping:

  • Spread a layer of whipped topping (Cool Whip) over the toasted coconut.

8. Garnish and Serve:

  • Optionally, garnish the cake with fresh raspberries.
  • Slice and serve the Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake chilled.

This Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake is a perfect combination of sweet, fruity, and coconut flavors. It’s a great dessert for summer or any occasion where you want to enjoy a light and refreshing treat.

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