Hello! I was looking for a receipe for Jell-O Poke Cake and came across one in your recipe collection. When I read it, however, I felt something was missing. I remember when my mother made the recipe when I was a child, she used a white cake, lemon or lime Jell-O and I could have sworn she also added Icing Sugar to the Jell-O before pouring it over the cake. It was heavenly! Can you check your recipe files to see if there was a variation of the Poke Cake where icing sugar was used so I know what quantity to add to the Jell-O? I'd be very grateful!
No problem! Indeed, "Jell-O Icing" is the traditional accompaniement to Poke Cake, and Chef Andy is delighted to provide the recipe. Of particular importance is that the color of the Jell-O complement the color of the cake...Very few foodstuffs can compare with Jell-O in the remarkable variety of available colors, and one should avail oneself of its possibilties at every occasion!

After letting your poke cake chill 3 to 4 hours after its initial dousing with Jell-O, spread it with...

Jell-O Icing
Jell-O Icing

1/2 pound butter
2 cups powdered sugar (10X)
1 3-oz package Jell-O, color to complement cake
1/2 cup boiling water

Cream butter and sugar. Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water; cool to room temperature. Solowly mix cooled jell-O into butter/sugar misture, until desired color is obtained. Entire package may not be required. Spread on poke cake.

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