I’ve been enjoying Poke Cake aka “Jell-O” cake for my birthday for as long as I can remember. Whenever my mom asks what cake I’d like, it’s always my reply. So when Cook’s Country posted this recipe in their Facebook feed, which I remembered being  their featured “Cake of the Month” a couple years ago, I couldn’t resist making one to celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 4th.

Tender white cake, soaked in fresh fruit puree mixed with a bit of powdered flavored gelatin for color and sweetness. A simple whipped cream frosting top it off. Reminiscent of a berry shortcake, but a much more impressive presentation. Even after a heavy Sunday meal, I still had room for a slice of this, quite light. Perfect for any backyard shindigs that you might be finding your way to on Wednesday!