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Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake

This Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake will quickly become one of your favorite desserts to make. It's easy and resembles those little Zinger cakes you enjoyed as kid. We use a box cake mix, Jello, Cool-Whip, and coconut to keep it simple.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Poke Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 box White Cake Mix plus box ingredients Egg white only version
  • 1 package 3.4 oz Raspberry Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup boiling Water
  • 1/2 cup cold Water
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 2 cup Shredded Coconut divided
  • 6-10 drop Red Food Coloring


  • Heavily grease or spray a 13x9 pan with non stick spray.
  • Make cake according to box directions.
  • Allow cake to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Using a skewer, poke small holes all over the cake, piercing all the way to bottom.
  • In a bowl, combine 1 package of Jell-O and 1/2 cup boiling water and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Add 1/2 cup cold water, mix well and slowly pour this mixture over the entire cake.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Spread whipped topping over cake.
  • Place 1 cup of coconut in a medium bowl.
  • Use a spoon to mix while adding red food coloring. Allow to dry for about 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle red and white coconut evenly over cake.
  • Cover and refrigerate for several hours.