Saturday, July 18, 2009

Jello Poke Cake

Well it might not be diet food exactly, but this cake, recommended by Sandra at Add Humor and Faith, starts with a reduced-sugar Pillsbury devil's food cake that you bake, poke with a fork, then drizzle with sugar-free/ fat-free raspberry gelatin and top with an 8-ounce container of Cool Whip Lite.

I'm feeling pretty virtuous over here.

Sandra mixes light raspberry yogurt with the Cool Whip topping, but I got so excited I completely forgot about the yogurt.
You can find complete instructions here.
Thanks, Sandra, for the great idea.

And on an unrelated note, welcome to our new pet. It's not exactly a puppy, but we're growing fond of her anyway.
Perfect name for a turtle, don't you think?



Blogger The Ninja Boy said...

Delicious Jello Cake :) and a nice pet, I've never thot to have one. Cool :)

July 19, 2009 at 12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynn -- I'm so glad you like it! But I hope you will try the yogurt in the topping next time -- we really feel it adds to the flavor. In fact, I have on occasion just mixed the cool whip and yogurt for a light dessert all by itself.

July 19, 2009 at 3:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s. and I LOVE the name for your turtle! :)


July 19, 2009 at 3:56 AM  
Blogger DarcyLee said...


I love Jello Poke Cake. It reminds me of when my mom used to make it when I was young.

I love turtles and the name. It's the only reptile I would actually have as a pet.

July 19, 2009 at 4:29 AM  
Blogger Sherri Murphy said...

My kids used to have a pet turtle (Yoshi) and when they played little league ball, they's make me bring him/her to the games in a shoebox so he/she could "watch" the game!

Love the name SHELLEY.

July 19, 2009 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger Heather S-G said...

I love jello poke cake...great idea to mix yogurt with the topping! Delicious :D

July 19, 2009 at 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Faith said...

Shelley is definitely the perfect name for a turtle, how cute!

July 19, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Oh yogurt with the topping would be excellent! Why haven't I thought of that before??

PS - My daughter, the critter lover, had a turtle once named Helga. LOL!!

July 19, 2009 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Addhumorandfaith, mixing cool whip with flavored yogurt sounds like a yummy light dessert. Thanks for the idea.

July 19, 2009 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Sherri, that's too funny that your kids made you bring the turtle to "watch" their ball games. Hope Yoshi enjoyed the action! We are actually thrilled with Shelley because we've had a few turtles in the past who go into the pond and we never see them again. We've only had this one for a few days, but she loves when you talk to her, and will swim nearby to where you are, as though she really wants to be friends. She's already the best turtle we've ever had :) Fun.

July 19, 2009 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Julie Marie said...

Hi Lynn, thanks for visiting my blog. What a fun blog YOU have! Will need to take alot of time and drool over your yummy recipes!

July 19, 2009 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

That looks a perfect summer dessert. I love Jello cakes.

PS Cute name for a turtle!

July 19, 2009 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Marta said...

Turtles are my favourite animal! And Shelley is a perfect name. Mine was named Gala (the goddess of elegance, cute, eh?)
These cake looks like a mildly guiltless indulgence ;)

July 20, 2009 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I have a lemon jell-o cake on my recipe blog (sister to my regular blog) that is similar but with lemon cake and jell-o (and no Cool Whip).

I smile whenever I think of poke cakes. I made the lemon cake for my daughter's wedding open house and had a professional cake maker rave about it.

She contacted my daughter later and asked for my recipe. I wonder if she told anyone it was made with a mix and jell-o? :)

July 20, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

That's funny, Brenda. Sounds like you're ready to go into the professionial cake baking business :)

July 20, 2009 at 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Kristine ♥ said...

My daughter has been hounding me to make this cake and up until now I thought she was nuts. LOL

I just might give it a try. Sounds like something even I can't screw up. LOL

July 21, 2009 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

I loke poke cakes. I recently made one on my blog using vanilla cake and chocolate pudding as the topping. So versatile and so delicious! Lovely blog!!

July 22, 2009 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Juliana said...

Wow, never heard of it...sounds and looks delicious...have to try it, should be nice for hot days :-)

July 23, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Shelly- ah I get it. he he

So let me see the port jam you made?

July 24, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Lori, not sure what port jam is . . . I made olallieberry jam earlier this summer, though. Have you made port jam? Tell me more.

July 24, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

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