Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mint Cake

This is a nice refreshing cake...and low fat too! When I was growing up my mom and I used to make "Poke Cakes." We'd bake a cake according to the package directions and then poke holes in it with a fork. Then we'd pour a jello mixture on top and let it set, topping later with whipped cream. Here is the recipe:

Raspberry Poke cake

1 pkg. white cake mix

1 3 oz. pkg. raspberry jello

1 c. boiling water

1/2 c. cold water

Prepare the cake mix according to package directions and bake in a greased 9x13 pan. Cool 15 minutes and poke holes in the cake with a fork. Dissolve jello in boiling water. Add cold water and stir. Spoon over cake and chill 3-4 hours. Top with whipped cream.

It was so fun and such a refreshing and easy summertime recipe. I haven't made a poke cake in years, but when I was looking at a Light and Tasty magazine I found this Mint Poke cake. It brought back alot of memories of my mom and I in the kitchen. My mom was a 4H food leader and I was in 4H for years. We spent alot of time in the kitchen planning demonstrations and getting ready for the county fair. I was always so excited when some of my baked goods received ribbons! I remember making the raspberry poke cake for one of my demonstrations. Anyway I had to try this Mint version. It was VERY good! I did make it alittle lighter by mixing the cake mix with a can of diet sprite and 2 egg whites. That's it...just mix those 3 ingredients together and bake. I also used sugar free fat free pudding and Lite Cool whip. You could also do the same thing with the Raspberry Poke Cake. Try different flavors...they're all good..and so easy!

I just noticed this piece doesn't show how the pudding comes down through the holes poked in the cake! Sorry...I guess I was just in too much of a hurry to eat it. But it does come down and looks even better than this photo.


  1. Oh my goodness..I am going to have to make this for my husband! His usual birthday cake is the Jell-O Poke cake, but he loves mint and chocolate. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I love the taste of these cakes, they are always sooo good! I've never had a mint one, though. Another yummy recipe of yours to give a try when I've got all the ingredients! Great memories of your mother, too.

  3. WOW, Laurie... this would make a PERFECT summer time cake! I'm always looking for something "LITE" this time of year... or anytime for that matter! LOL! Yummy ribbon on your recipe card girl... TFS! :) Michelle