Summertime Jello Poke Butter Loaf Cake – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

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This was one of those…”Oh no, I said I would bring the dessert to the picnic!” kind of recipes! I had very little in my kitchen on Memorial Day, and really had to tap into my creative side with this one! With no whipped cream, I tried to make my own. I failed miserably! That’s when I saw the tapioca! Thank God for the little Minute box of tapioca pudding staring right at me! I think I found a staple dessert for Patriotic celebrations! Here it is!:

You’ll Need:

  • 1 Egg White
  • 6 T Sugar Divided
  • 3 T Minute Tapioca
  • 2 Cups of Milk
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 t Vanilla
  • 1 Butter Loaf Cake – Cut into large cubes
  • 1 Small Container of Cherry Jello
  • 1 Hot Cup of Water
  • 1 Cold Cup of Water
  • Fresh Strawberries – Sliced in Half
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Optional – Whipped Cream


Oh yum! Poke Cake covered in Tapioca Pudding! Perfect for Memorial Day, Labor Day, or the Fourth of July!

  • Using the first 6 ingredients, follow the directions on the Minute Tapioca Box to make tapioca pudding
  • Refrigerate the tapioca
  • Place the cubes of butter loaf cake into a deep 9×12 serving pan
  • Using a wooden skewer, or something similar – Poke holes in the pieces of butter loaf cake
  • Using the hot, and cold water…prepare the cherry jello as the directions on the package state
  • Pour the jello into the holes of the loaf cake, and over parts of the cake
  • Place in the refrigerator to allow the jello to set up (about 30 minutes)
  • When you are ready to serve the cake, spread the tapioca over the top of the loaf cake, and spread the strawberries, and blueberries on the cake
  • Serve with whipped cream Yield: serves 12
  • Notes: Notes: Allow extra time for refrigeration of ingredients!
  • Yields – 12 servings
  • Prep Time = 10 minutes Cooking Time = 30 minutes

This is a recipe I submitted to Taste of Home this month! Find this and more at!

~Melissa –

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