Strawberry Jello Poke Cupcakes start with a white cake mix but are jazzed up when you poke holes in them and pour on some strawberry Jello. It makes for a really moist, flavorful, and pretty cupcake!
I did a lot of baking this past weekend but these Strawberry Jello Poke Cupcakes were definitely the prettiest thing I made!
Strawberry Jello Poke Cupcakes
This strawberry jello poke cupcakes recipe is adapted from an old one my mom’s friend makes.
She usually makes hers in cake form, but we’re making them into easy cupcakes.
You could also use raspberry or cherry Jello and keep with the pink theme. I frosted with my favorite fluffy buttercream but it traditionally has a Cool Whip topping.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed the influx of pink ribbons lately, but October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Odds are, you personally know someone affected by breast cancer. My grandma had it and my aunt is currently recovering from a major surgery because of it.
To raise awareness, KitchenAid partnered with the Susan G. Komen foundation for their Cook for the Cure campaign. I may not be up to a 3-day, 60 mile walk, but I will absolutely, gladly do my part by baking cupcakes.
Tools to help you make these cupcakes
- Cupcake Wrappers – I really like the freestanding cupcake wrappers. You can line them on a baking sheet and bake them all at the same time.
- Cupcake Pan – If you’d rather a traditional pan, I like this one.
- Cookie Scoop – Not just for cookies, I use various size cookie scoops to easily portion out the cupcake batter.
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Strawberry Jello Poke Cupcakes
- 15.25 ounce white cake mix
- 1 ¼ cup water
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 3 ounce strawberry Jello
- 1 cup boiling water
- ½ cup cold water
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two cupcake trays with liners (or I used Bake In Cups this time). Set aside.
- To the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large mixing bowl), add the cake mix, water, oil, and Greek yogurt. Blend on medium for about 2 minutes or until well combined.
- Scoop evenly into your prepared liners and bake for 19-23 minutes or until just golden.
- Allow to fully cool (about an hour).
- Once fully cooled, prepare the Jello mixture by adding the Jello packet and boiling water to a medium bowl and whisking until fully dissolved. Add in the cold water and stir.
- Use a skewer to poke holes all over the cooled cupcakes (I did about 8 holes per cupcake) then gently pour the Jello mixture over each, allowed to absorb into the holes.
- Place into the fridge for 2 hours to set.
- Frost with your favorite buttercream frosting recipe and add sprinkles.
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More cupcake ideas
Chocolate Milk Cupcakes (throw some pink sprinkles on these!)