Ingredient List
For the lime poke cake:
  • 1 (16.25 ounce) box white cake mix
  • Water, oil and egg whites as directed on your cake mix box
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (3-ounce) box lime-flavored gelatin
  • 1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping
  • Green sanding sugar, for garnish
For the lime poke cake
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  • In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake for 23-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on cooling rack 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, pour boiling water on gelatin; whisk briskly until gelatin is dissolved.

  • Poke the cake every inch with the handle of a wooden spoon or the tines of a fork halfway into the cake. Carefully and slowly pour the lime gelatin over the cake. Cool completely in the refrigerator, about 1 hour.

  • Spread the whipped topping evenly over the cake. Decorate with green sanding sugar, if desired.

  • Cut the cake into 12 generous pieces and enjoy chilled.

  • NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (1 SLICE, 157g): 350 calories, 150 calories from fat, 17g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 1g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 49g total carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 29g sugars, 4g protein, 10mcg folate, 23mg vitamin C, 1mg iron.

  • Helpful hints:

    1. Try adding a drop or two of green food coloring to dye the whipped topping the green color of your choice.
    2. Easily decorate the top of the cake with a variety of St. Patrick’s Day goodies.
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