Celebrate patriotism and indulge in a deliciously festive Flag Poke Cake! This eye-catching dessert features a moist and fluffy cake with colorful layers and a surprise hidden inside. It’s perfect for Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or any patriotic gathering. Get ready to impress your guests with this delightful treat!
1 box of white cake mix (plus ingredients listed on the package, such as eggs and oil)
Red and blue food coloring
1 package (3.4 ounces) of instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups of milk
Whipped cream or whipped topping
Fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) for garnish
📖 Let’s get baking:
1️⃣ Preheat your oven according to the cake mix instructions and prepare the cake batter as directed on the package.
2️⃣ Divide the cake batter into three equal portions. Leave one portion as is, and dye one portion red and the other portion blue using the food coloring.
3️⃣ Pour the blue batter into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, spreading it evenly. Carefully add the white batter on top of the blue batter, spreading it evenly as well. Finally, pour the red batter on top, spreading it evenly to create three distinct layers.
4️⃣ Bake the cake according to the package instructions. Once baked, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely.
5️⃣ In a mixing bowl, prepare the vanilla pudding mix according to the package instructions, using the 2 cups of milk. Whisk until the pudding thickens and becomes smooth.
6️⃣ Use the end of a wooden spoon or a similar utensil to poke holes all over the cooled cake.
7️⃣ Pour the prepared vanilla pudding over the cake, making sure it fills the holes and covers the entire surface.
8️⃣ Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours to allow the pudding to set.
9️⃣ Prior to serving, spread whipped cream or whipped topping over the cake, creating a smooth and creamy layer.
🇺🇸🍰✨ Your Flag Poke Cake is now ready to be enjoyed! Just before serving, garnish the cake with fresh berries arranged in a flag pattern, with blueberries for the stars and sliced strawberries or raspberries for the stripes.
✨🍰✨ Get ready to impress and delight your guests with this festive Flag Poke Cake. It’s a sweet celebration of national pride! ✨✨