Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Confetti Poke Cake

Confetti Poke Cake | bakeyourday.net

I just had to take a big deep breath before starting to write this post.  Is time flying by for everyone like it is flying by for me?  I’m telling you – it’s crazy!  Like, how is it August tomorrow?  I have no idea.  We are talking school supplies, football and butternut squash and hay rides.  Am I complaining?  Not at all.

But this summer has been pretty amazing.  For one thing, the weather has been outstanding for summers in Missouri.  I went on a run yesterday after work at 4:30 and it was only 75 degrees, with no head index…totally unheard of!

So for that reason and more, I’m not totally ready for summer to be over.  Also, I’m still stuck on summer food.  Zucchini, avocados, tomatoes, and sprinkles, of course.  Not that sprinkles aren’t appropriate at other times of year, it just seems that they are extra-appropriate in the summer.

Confetti Poke Cake | bakeyourday.net

And combined with a poke cake?  Oh yeah, summer = defined by poke cake!  I grew up on it.  It’s chilled, served with whipped cream and makes a perfect dessert for summer cookouts.  And then only way to make a poke cake better?  Add some colorful confetti, of course!

This cake is sweet, super vanilla-y, extra-moist and a perfect compliment for strawberry gelatin filling.  The homemade vanilla whipped cream is the perfect flavor and texture compliment to the cake and kids will go crazy for this cake…summer or not!

 

Head on over and visit my friends at Imperial Sugar for the Confetti Poke Cake Recipe!

 

Check out these “fun” confetti treats:

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats from Gimme Some Oven
Confetti Pudding Pops by Rachel Cooks
Cake Batter Martini by The Novice Chef
Confetti Cookies for Two
Birthday Layer Cake
Confetti Popcorn

Confetti Poke Cake | bakeyourday.net

Disclaimer: This post is written by me on behalf of Imperial Sugar with whom I have an ongoing relationship. All text and opinions are my own.

 

60 Responses to “Confetti Poke Cake”

  1. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — July 31, 2013 @ 6:53 am

    This cake is adorable, Cassie! You’re right, this is perfect for a summer cookout. I love the vanilla and strawberry combination. Yum!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 31, 2013 @ 6:55 am

    Mmm what a lovely looking cake! So fun!

  3. #
    kita — July 31, 2013 @ 7:03 am

    This looks way too fun!

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    Meg Jones | The Spatularettes — July 31, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    I love that you posted this! Brings back such great summer memories! My mom also used to make a pudding poke cake with yellow cake and chocolate pudding. Ever try that one?

    • Cassie replied: — July 31st, 2013 @ 7:46 am

      Oh yes, we always called it “stripe it rich” cake. Love that one!

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    DessertForTwo — July 31, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    I’m ready for fall, too! But I can’t complain about these mild summer temps.

    Bring on the poke cake! 🙂

  6. #
    Tracey — July 31, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    We’ve been having the most amazing summer weather too lately – love it! Your poke cake is super fun; who doesn’t love sprinkles?

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — July 31, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    My aunt makes poke cakes but she calls the “strike it rich” cakes – lol. Oh and she uses heavy cream when making the pudding (instead of milk)……..

    • Cassie replied: — July 31st, 2013 @ 7:47 am

      Oh funny! We call it “stripe” it rich cake. So good, though!

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    carrian — July 31, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    I’ve never had a poke cake but dang, they are all the rage right now aren’t they?!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — July 31, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    SPRINKLES!!!!! You had me at confetti!

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    Tieghan — July 31, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    This is so cute Cassie! I have never had a poke cake, but if I am going to make one it has got to be this. So fun!
    Oh and yes, time is FLYING bye. I am so not ready for summer to be over.

  11. #
    Amy @ Elephant Eats — July 31, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    What a fun cake!! So festive 🙂

  12. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — July 31, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Great summer cake! 🙂

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 31, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Ohhh Cassie. I have a special place in my heart for poke cakes! No, well, actually. They take up my whole heart. Beyond amazing recipe!

  14. #
    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — July 31, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    Love poke cakes! They truly are summer. This one looks so fun!

  15. #
    Alex — July 31, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    I love poke cakes! I will definitely make this! Would be fun for summer birthdays!

  16. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 31, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    Everyones loves a good poke cake. Sprinkles are definitely appropriate on it. I can’t believe it’s August too.

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    Julia — July 31, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying summer! I’m not ready for it to peace out either…perhaps we can skip over winter this year? Done! Your cake is beautiful and looks so tasty! My roommate and I used to make funfetti cakes (from the box) in college like every week, so this is a blast from the past. I’m thinking she and I need to get together and bake up the real deal! Delicious!

  18. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — July 31, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    Aren’t poke cakes jUST THE BEST? I make them all the time and they are absolutely fantastic.

  19. #
    Heather — July 31, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    What a cute poke cake idea! I will have to check it out 🙂 Also, I know – AUGUST tomorrow?! I mean, the pumpkin recipes are about to start rolling in again. How nuts is that?! 🙂

  20. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — July 31, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    sooooooo prettyyyy!

  21. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 31, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    Confetti. Cake. All that frosting and sprinkles. Count me in!!!

  22. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 31, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I have never made a poke cake! This looks amazing, Cassie! And I too can’t believe where the summer has gone!

  23. #
    Cookbook Queen — July 31, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    Best cake idea ever. I love poke cakes!! And yes – bring on Fall!!!

  24. #
    Meagan — July 31, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    Love this cake, Cassie! So festive and perfect for summer…

  25. #
    Jackie @ The Beeroness — July 31, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    That’s the happiest looking cake I’ve ever seen. If I’m ever in a sad mood, this will be my go-to remedy 🙂

  26. #
    Betsy — July 31, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    Very cute…and summery!

  27. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — July 31, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    Summer is whizzing by but maybe a slice of this cake will help it slow down a bit.

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    Ashley@BakerbyNature — July 31, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Oh my gosh, yes – Summer is SO flying by! But I always welcome Fall with open arms, too!

    This cake is so much fun, Cassie! Wish you lived closer so I could come snag a slice and catch up with you 😉 xo

  29. #
    Ashley — July 31, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    I love Fall but I’m not ready for summer to be over either … largely because of all the summer veggies and fruits! haha This cake is so fun!

  30. #
    Rachel Cooks — July 31, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    Summer is going insanely fast — I can’t handle it! This cake might help, though. 😉 Thanks for the link! xo

  31. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — July 31, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    How freakin’ fun is this cake? I even have everything but the sprinkles… because my oldest daughter decided to put them away with the lid not on tight. Sprinkles were EVERYWHERE!! Love this cake Cassie!

  32. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 31, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

    Sprinkles make everything better!! Love it!

  33. #
    Des — July 31, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    Another person over here ready for fall! Fall is my favorite season, just your mention of hay rides and I am ready to light my pumpkin spice candle. I will savor the rest of summer though since I am just now getting red tomatoes on my plants. And also make this cake, because it has sprinkles 🙂

  34. #
    Gaby — July 31, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    omg I need this for breakfast, lunch and DINNER!

  35. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 31, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    I need some confetti in my life so I’m loving this cake!

  36. #
    saly @ sallys baking addiction — July 31, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    I love poke cakes. 🙂 They are just so fun to make! And funfetti is just the best flavor of any sort of cake or dessert. Summer needs to slow down. 🙁

  37. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — July 31, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    Holy Yum! I need this cake right now!!

  38. #
    Liz — July 31, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    Oh, this brings back so many memories…these were the rage when I was growing up, too (a couple decades before you, I’m sure!!!). And I love your confetti version…so cute!

  39. #
    Jackie l FoodWineFashion.com — July 31, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    Let’s be honest – sprinkles make everything better. 🙂

    xo Jackie

  40. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — July 31, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    So adorable, Cassie! Love it 🙂

  41. #
    Joanne — July 31, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    I’m posting a sprinkled up recipe tomorrow and totally agree – they are a summer food! 🙂 Plus they make me endlessly happy. Need this poke cake in my life!

  42. #
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — August 1, 2013 @ 1:16 am

    Poke cake are my FAVorite type of cake!

  43. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — August 1, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    This is such a fun recipe! Hopping over right now!

  44. #
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — August 1, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    what a great cake! love it 🙂

  45. #
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — August 1, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    I’ve never made a poke cake….where have I been?!? I’m not ready for summer to be over and was totally caught off guard that today was the first day of August!

  46. #
    Kelly — August 1, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    Wow absolutely gorgeous! I’m scared I’d eat the whole thing in one sitting! 🙂

  47. #
    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — August 1, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    Such a fun recipe! And I totally agree out the outstanding weather!

  48. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 1, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

    I can’t believe how fast time is going!

    And yes, totally loving this cake! I need one for a midnight snack, please.

  49. #
    Courtney @ Neighborfood — August 2, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    You’re definitely not the only one. We’ve had crazy cool temps here in Ohio as well. It’s felt amazing, but I’m definitely not ready for summer to be over. Also, it kind of freaked me out that I could wear a sweatshirt to the Ohio State Fair. It’s just not right. Maybe if we keep making poke cakes, summer will get the hint and hang around a while longer!

  50. #
    Gerry @ foodness gracious — August 2, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Gimme a square please, looks delicious!!

  51. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — August 2, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    Summer is flying by way to fast! But that poke cake looks like the perfect way to celebrate the end!

  52. #
    leslie — August 4, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

    Time totally does fly by too fast….Believe it or not, I have never had a poke cake 🙁
    Sounds amazing

  53. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — August 5, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I’ve never heard of a poke cake before but it looks and sounds incredible! I love those sprinkles!

  54. #
    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — August 8, 2013 @ 12:15 am

    Probably one of the prettiest poke cake recipes I have seen! Looks delicious! I need to jump on this poke cake bandwagon.

    • Cassie replied: — August 8th, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

      Thank you so much, this comment just made my day!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 9, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    Boy do I agree, time seems to go by faster and faster every year :/ it’s sad but this cake sure isn’t! This cake perked up my sweet tooth 😉 can’t wait to taste this!

  56. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — August 9, 2013 @ 11:37 pm

    Yay! I can eat those non-pareils sprinkles by the jar — no joke! This cake looks like it’s made just for me! 🙂

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