Pokey, pokey!

We celebrated one of my auntie’s birthdays earlier this month. I was researching dessert ideas and I came across a poke cake. I was intrigued and tried it out!

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/gelatin-poke-cake-53184.aspx

Of course, I modified the recipe, as I always do, to make it my own!

You can basically use any type of box cake mix. I choose Rainbow Chip and poke holes in them after the cake cooled.

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See the rainbow chips in the poked holes? Awesome!

Then, I mixed strawberry Jell-O, but instead of mixing the gelatin mix with regular water, I used strawberry sparkling water.

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Hi Dave! He’s my auntie’s fave minion!! Haha!

…And TA-DA!!!! I poured the mix over the cake and refrigerated it overnight.

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Yummy!

We really enjoy it! The sweetness was just right! Time to make more poke cakes with different Jell-Os and cake mixes! I’m excited!

Have a great week!

~FS

 

Busy busy in the kitchen!

Happy Christmas Eve! Last night, I was busy in the kitchen baking and making an assortment of Christmas desserts for my family and my boyfriend’s family. It was a ton of fun, jamming to Christmas tunes!

First, I made a couple “Christmas-style” (red and green) tofu jello pies for my boyfriend’s family. I decided to experiment and add cream cheese to the mixture. I also made my own whipped cream- yum! I used strawberry and lime jellos. I usually stick to the berry blue, but I thought I’d try different flavors. Plus, I wanted it to be Christmas colors. The pie mixtures were ono, especially with the cream cheese. I used about 1/4 of the block.


Next, I made a strawberry-prosecco-cream cheese cake with my prosecco frosting for my family. Prosecco is a sparkling wine. I’m sure it will be delish. The batter tasted yummy before popping it into the oven. The frosting tasted amazing. The prosecco gave it a lil kick. It was my first time making my own frosting.


For the frosting, I used butter, powdered sugar, salt, and prosecco.

Last, I made a prosecco fruit gelatin for both my family and my boyfriend’s family. I’ve always wanted to make this dish. The recipe was very simple. I bought an assortment of fruits, such as: strawberries, blueberries, and red and green grapes. Below is the recipe.

Here’s the recipe:Β http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/prosecco-and-summer-fruit-terrine-106871


I’m excited to try it. The mixture tasty yummy before pouring it into the bowl of fruits.

I used two different types of prosecco for the cake and for the fruit gelatin.


I had a little tasting sampling party while cooking. They were both good; very light and carbonated. Both brands tasted nearly the same.

I wish you and your Κ»ohana a very Merry Christmas! Eat up and laugh loud with loved ones!

Blessings!

FS