123 Jello Cherry Poke Cake for Holiday Dessert

Last month I visited my parent’s house for dinner and decided to bring dessert. I looked over several great looking desserts from JELL-O, but this Cherry Poke Cake stood out.  It doesn’t require any baking at all and is made with only a handful of ingredients. It was perfect and tasted fabulous. Wouldn’t it look great on your table for the holidays?

123 Jello Cherry Poke Cake for Holiday Dessert

Ingredients
  1. 1 loaf (16 oz.) frozen pound cake, thawed
  2. ¾ cup boiling water
  3. 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin
  4. ¼ cup cold water
  5. 1 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  6. 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
  7. 1-1/2 cups cherry pie filling, divided

Instructions
  • Remove foil lid from cake package. (Do not remove cake from pan.) Pierce cake with skewer at ½-inch intervals, poking skewer through cake to bottom of pan.
  • Add boiling water to gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water; pour over cake. Refrigerate 1 hour. Meanwhile, make curls from semi-sweet chocolate.
  • Microwave chocolate on HIGH a few seconds to warm it slightly. Draw vegetable peeler slowly over flat bottom of chocolate to form thin curls. Place on waxed paper-covered plate. Refrigerate until ready to use.