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5 from 3 votes

Cherry Vanilla Coke Poke Cake Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Author: Jennifer


  • 1 box French Vanilla Cake mix plus the ingredients needed as instructed on the box
  • 1 6 oz Cherry flavored gelatin mix
  • 12 ounces Coca Cola
  • 1 3.5 oz box of Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 8 oz tub of Frozen Whipped Topping thawed
  • Maraschino Cherries with the stems
  • Chocolate Jimmies for garnish


  • Prepare the cake exactly as it has instructed on the box.
  • Let the cake cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • Using the end of a spoon, poke holes in the cake about 1 inch apart. This will allow an opening for the cherry gelatin mixture to go deep into the cake.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine the cherry gelatin and the coca cola. Stir it until the mixture has completely dissolved.
  • Pour the gelatin mixture over the cake, filling each hole.
  • Refrigerate this cake for at least 30 minutes to allow the gelatin to set.
  • In a medium bowl combine the instant vanilla pudding, vanilla and milk. Stir it until is has formed into a pudding consistency.
  • Fold the whipped topping into the pudding mixture to create your frosting. This frosting will be thick but yet light and fluffy.