Holiday Poke Cupcakes

Total Time
30 mins
30 mins

Just like the famous cake in cupcake form!

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  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 13 cup oil
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (3 ounce) package4 serving size cherry gelatin (or any red flavor)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip Topping, thawed
  • red food coloring or green food coloring
  • Suggested decorations

  • colored crystal sugar
  • colored sprinkles
  • crushed candy cane


  1. PREPARE batter according to package directtions with the eggs, water and oil; bake as directed for cupcakes. (You can also use a white cake mix for this recipe.).
  2. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Pierce tops with fork.
  3. STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix until dissolved; spoon over cupcakes.
  4. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Remove from pans.
  5. TINT whipped topping with food coloring; spread over cupcakes. Decorate as desired.
  6. Store in refrigerator.