Jello Sheet (Poke Cake) Cake Frosting

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is the original recipe for the Jell-o sheet cake frosting from the 1970's. I had to search Mom's recipes to find it as the new recipe just uses Cool Whip alone. The only change it to Cool Whip from dream whip to save a step. Everyone loves it.


  1. combine ingredients except the Cool Whip in a medium bowl and beat on low until well blended, about 1 minute.
  2. Fold in Cool Whip topping.
  3. Let stand for 5 minutes before frosting the jello cake.
  4. refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
Most Helpful

This frosting is the best one to use with any flavor poke cake. Way better than just frosting with plain cool-whip.

Tammy M. March 30, 2013

Absolutely delicious, I just wish that it would have firmed up. Not sure if it was me, was I supposed to let the pudding firm up first then fold in the cool whip? Anyway's it did taste yummy. I will deffinately try this again and see what happens.

JammBerryPie December 24, 2009

This was so good! At first I thought the powdered sugar would make it too sweet but it went perfectly with the cake. So yummy! I used Strawberry Poke Cake Strawberry Poke Cake with it. Fantastic! Thank you!

hungrykitten August 07, 2009