Monday, June 22, 2009

One of three: easy summer cakes

This needs no explanation at all. It's a Jell-O poke cake. Everyone has made one. I'm posting it because it is one of my 3 quick and easy summer desserts. I have more than 3 desserts in my repertoire, but these are the 3 things I can make without even thinking about it. I whipped it up this afternoon.
The other 2 are a Jell-O Poke Cake (with jello, not pudding) and a raspberry freezer pie, made with Jell-O and cool whip and raspberries.

Jell-O Pudding Poke Cake

Take a white cake, or a chocolate cake if you want.
Make it according to directions. Cool and poke holes with a dowel or wooden spoon handle.
Make the pudding, chocolate for white cakes, vanilla for chocolate cakes.
Spread the pudding over the will fill in the holes.
Refrigerate until you are ready to eat it.

It's the easiest dessert ever.
Try it some summer night.
I'm sure there are proper directions, but... I don't know where they are.


Karen said...

Yum! Now I want some chocolate pudding. And cake. Now I want to make one of these.

Mary said...

These are wonderful recipes to have at hand when you've got lots of people in the house. Thank you for the memory jog.

Sheila said...

I was about to disagree with you in that I was thinking I had never made something so easy that looks that delicious otherwise I would make it every week! But I do seem to recall making something like this once before. Thanks for the reminder:)

girlichef said...

Yum! I've never made it with pudding before, just jello!! I'll definitely have to try this :D

Donna-FFW said...

So making this!

sherri said...

I've made the Jello poke cakes, but never a pudding one. Great idea.

Anonymous said...

You might be interested in my lighter version of poke cake. I use a reduced-calorie (Pillsbury I think)chocolate cake mix (made w/egg-beaters) "poked" with sugar-free raspberry jello. For frosting, I use Lite Cool Whip mixed with a lite rasberry yogurt.

Now I'm going to try a light version of your vanilla cake w/chocolate pudding -- it looks delicious!

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