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Raspberry Poke Cake

I got this recipe from America’s Test Kitchen.  I did make a few changes to use what we had on hand.  The original recipe calls for whipping cream, but I used Cool-whip as I had some in the freezer.  This was a nice change for a cake and it wasn’t that sweet.  I liked the raspberry layer between the cake and cool-whip.

Raspberry Poke Cake

1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened

1 3/4 cups sugar

2 1/2 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

6 large egg whites

Syrup and topping:

4 cups frozen raspberries

4 Tablespoons sugar

2 Tablespoons orange juice

1/2 cup water

2 Tablespoon raspberry-flavored jello (I think I would use the whole box next time)

Cool whip

Preheat the oven to 350º.  Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.  Sift flour, baking power, and salt into a bowl and set aside.  Combine the milk, egg whites, and vanilla.  Set that aside.  Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until fluffy.  Add the flour mixture and egg white mixtures alternately to the sugar mixture.  Beat about 30 seconds after each addition.  Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 35 minutes.  Cook the cake completely, at least 1 hour.  Once it has cooled, you can poke about 50 holes or so in the cake.  I used a chopstick and made sure not to go all the way to the bottom of the cake.

For the syrup and topping:

Heat 3 cups of raspberries, 2 tablespoons of sugar, juice, and water in medium saucepan over medium-low heat.  Cover and cook about 10 minutes.  Strain liquid into a bowl, and reserve the raspberries.  Whisk the jello into the liquid and then let it cool about 30 minutes.  Slowly pour the jello liquid over the cake.  Cover the cake and chill for 3 hours or overnight.

Pulse the reserved strained raspberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, and remaining raspberries in food processor until mixture resembles a jam mixture.  Spread the mixture over the cake and then top with Cool whip.



2 thoughts on “Raspberry Poke Cake

    1. I think I will add the full box of jello next time. It did have really good flavor.

      Have a great day.


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