Cherry Poke Cake Recipe

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Jesus Published: March 3, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Cherry Poke Cake

Brimming with tart flavors, this cherry poke cake serves a festive dessert! Made with cherry gelatin, cake mix, and cherry pie filling for a decadent treat.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 16ozfrozen pound cake,(1 loaf), thawed
  • ¾cupboiling water
  • 3ozJELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin,(1 package)
  • ¼cupcold water
  • 1ozBAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 2cupsCOOL WHIP Whipped Topping,thawed, divided
  • cupscherry pie filling,divided


  1. Remove the foil lid from the cake package. Do not remove the cake from the pan.

  2. Pierce the cake with a skewer at ½-inch intervals, poking skewer through cake to bottom of pan.

  3. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in small bowl, then stir for 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in the cold water, then pour the over cake.

  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Meanwhile, make the curls from the semi-sweet chocolate.

  5. Invert the cake onto a platter. Cut the cake horizontally in half. Spread the bottom half of the cake with ⅓ cup of whipped topping, then cover with 1 cup of pie filling and the top cake layer.

  6. Frost the top and sides of the cake with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with remaining pie filling and chocolate curls.

  7. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 228.71kcal
  • Fat: 8.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.63g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.43g
  • Fiber: 0.55g
  • Sugar: 14.70g
  • Protein: 8.49g
  • Cholesterol: 32.55mg
  • Sodium: 163.64mg
  • Calcium: 36.41mg
  • Potassium: 112.28mg
  • Iron: 0.79mg
  • Vitamin A: 48.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.08mg
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