An easy 4th of July poke cake recipe made with jello and topped with cool whip and a red, white, and blue flag with fresh berries.

Flag Poke Cake for 4th of July


yield: 16 SERVINGS prep time: 20 MINUTES cook time: 30 MINUTES chill time: 4 HOURS total time: 4 HOURS 50 MINUTES


1 box (15 or 16 ounces) white cake mix

water, oil and eggs as called for on cake mix box

1 (3 ounce) box cherry Jello mix

1 (3 ounce) box berry blue Jello mix

2 cups boiling water, divided

1 cup cold water, divided

1 (8 ounce) Cool Whip, thawed

1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced

½ cup fresh blueberries


  1. Prepare the cake mix in a 9×13 pan as directed on the package. Bake then allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes after removing it from the oven.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the jello by combining cherry jello mix with 1 cup of boiling water and whisking until completely dissolved. Whisk in ½ cup cold water and set aside.
  3. Repeat the process to prepare the blue jello and set aside.
  4. Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes throughout the top of the cake.
  5. Spoon the jello in the holes, alternating between blue and red jello.
  6. Cover and refrigerate the cake for at least 3 hours to allow the jello to set.
  7. Spread the whipped topping evenly over the top of the cake.
  8. Arrange the blueberries and sliced strawberries in a flag pattern on top of the cake.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Flag Poke Cake

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