Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Funfetti Jello Poke Cupcakes

So I have been searching Pinterest for a simple, easy to make, few ingredients dessert. Upon my search I rediscovered Jell-O Poke Cake! This was a favorite of mine growing up and I am shamed to say I had forgotten all about it!
Problem #1 is that cakes don't do as well around our house. We are more of a cupcake type of family, they are easier to make, store, etc. So I found more pins where people were making Jell-O Poke Cupcakes. Which brings me to problem #2, I had none of the ingredients on hand for the recipes they were posting...
But the beauty of it? Jell-O Poke Cupcakes are very simple to make, so simple that you can tweak them however you want to. This ends in a perfect for you dessert, or perfect for whatever ingredients you happen to have on hand at the moment. Which is how I came up with...

Funfetti Jell-O Poke Cupcakes
1 Box Funfetti Cake Mix
(ingredients required to make the cake - usually eggs, vegetable oil, and water)
1 3oz. box of Jello gelatin (I used berry blue but you can choose your flavor or use multiple ones)
1 cup boiled water
1 container of Funfetti icing (you can also use whipped frosting or cool whip)


1) Mix cupcakes according the instructions on the back of the box.

2) Spoon cake mix into cupcake pan, and bake as directed...

3) Allow cupcakes to cool completely...

4) Poke holes into the cupcakes using a toothpick or fork. (I just used a fork). Poke plenty of holes in the cupcakes. Make sure you go a little deep so the jello mix can really seep down in there.

5) Boil 1 cup water, add entire 3oz box of jello mix, stir until completely dissolved.

6) Using a spoon, pour the gelatin over the cupcakes slowly, making sure it seeps into the holes.

7) Once the jello mix is poured over all the cupcakes, it's time to slide them into the fridge. They will need to be refrigerated like this for about 3 hours so the jello can set.

8) After sitting in the fridge for about 3 hours you are safe to pull out your cupcakes and begin icing them, and adding your toppings.

9) If you like your frosting cold you can refrigerate them again if need be, but however you want to do it these cupcakes are now ready to eat and enjoy. :)

These are fun, festive, and really easy to make. They are a fast treat for any sweet tooth. They require few ingredients, and there are so many ways you can tweak Jello Poke Cupcakes (or jello poke cake) to your own liking. Either way just have fun with it, and ENJOY!  :)

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