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Christmas Rainbow Poke Cake




  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package.
  2. Pour batter into 2 ( 8 or 9 x 1 1 1/2-inch) round pans (do not use pans with removable bottoms).
  3. Bake as directed; cool 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from pans; cool completely.
  5. Place cake layers, top side up, back in the 2 clean pans; prick each layer with utility fork at 1/2-inch intervals. Pour 1 cup of the boiling water over raspberry gelatin in bowl; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Spoon raspberry gelatin over 1 layer. Repeat with lime gelatin.
  6. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours.
  7. Dip 1 layer in pan into warm water 10 seconds; invert on plate, gently shaking to loosen. Remove pan; spread layer with 1 cup of the whipped topping.
  8. Remove remaining layer from pan as above; invert on first layer.
  9. Remove pan; frost with remaining topping.
  10. Refrigerate; garnish with flattened green gumdrops, cut to resemble holly.


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