Thursday, May 28, 2009

A little poke

I've been wanting to make this cake for many weeks and this morning we finally had time. The girls were SO excited! They love to make this cake with me because I let them do almost every part of it themselves.

It's called Jell-o Poke cake, and here is all you need

1 box yellow or white cake mix (oil, eggs, water)
1 sm box of any flavor Jell-O
1 sm tub of Cool Whip

Start off by baking the cake per the package directions. Hopefully you won't have to hunt down your eggs because the Egg Bandit hid them all under the couch. Because that happens you know. Really. I wouldn't lie to you. And don't forget to check the refrigerator in their play kitchen for that one missing egg. Eggs need to stay cold you know.


Then you let your Egg Bandit hungry daughter mix the Jell-O with 2 cups hot water.


Did you see it?


Let's take a closer look.


That's right, a true Princess can not make Jell-O without her Sleeping Beauty purse.

Next, you give the cake a little poke.


Then turn the fork over to your oldest and pray that you've taught her everything she needs to know as she has grown up so fast right before your very eyes and will some day go off into the world without you by her side to poke a cake.


Then you pour the hot Jell-O over the still warm cake. You might hear your Egg Bandit little helper say "those holes are thirsty Mom."


Until it looks like this.


Then you put it in the fridge to cool while the kids are at pre-k. Once they are dropped off you will feel compelled to hurry home, making all the yellow lights lest you be slowed down, put the baby down for a nap and let your nose direct you back to the kitchen where the cake is just waiting for you to rescue get it from the fridge and spread a whole tub of Cool Whip on top of it. Of course you have to "test" it before the kids get home, just to be sure it's edible. Don't worry if the first piece falls apart when you take it out of the pan. The second piece could use some testing too.




Marcia said...

This is my favorite cake! So light and yummy!
LOL at the Egg Bandit and the princess purse while working! :)

I love that they can help you and I KNOW they love it!
Good job mama!! :)

Kim said...

Followed you here from the Quilt Along flickr group. I think. Can't remember now actually.

Jello poke cake is one of my favorite things, and aside from Charlie Brown Pie, nothing brings back memories of summer church camp faster than a poke cake.


Jessica said...

You know, I have a soft spot for the "egg bandit" and all her escapades - he, he, he - that sounds kind of like a comic book, doesn't it? ...but probably it's because my own cute little tornado keeps me on my toes!

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Jennifer Paganelli said...

so fun!!!!!!!!!!!!