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Green Cake with Jello

Jello Poke Cake

This green Jello Poke Cake is a fun and easy dessert for spring holidays like St. Patrick's Day and Easter! Bright, cheery, and delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, jello, lime, poke cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling 1 hour



  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 4 large egg whites room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • water quantity will be whatever is listed in the recipe on the back of the box - each brand is different.
  • 1 box lime gelatin any flavor will work (3.4 oz)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water


  • 8 oz. whipped topping thawed
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix 3.5 oz


  • Additional whipped topping
  • Sprinkles
  • Fresh limes



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13x9 baking dish with shortening or baker's release. Set aside.
  • Combine the cake mix, eggs, water, and oil and mix until smooth.
  • Spread the cake batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Combine the gelatin and boiling water and stir for about 2 minutes or until dissolved, then add the cold water.
  • Using a wooden skewer or large fork, poke holes into the cooled cake - spacing the holes about every 1/2 inch.
  • Carefully pour gelatin over the cake.
  • Place the cake in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the whipped topping with the pudding mix and beat until completely smooth.
  • Spread the mixture over the cake. Top with any desired sprinkles, fresh limes or decorations.
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.