Tasty Tuesday with Janelle {Link Up} #19

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Good Morning sisters! My favorite time of the week is here, “Tasty Tuesday” with Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen.

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This week she is sharing with us “Strawberry Jell-O Poke Hole Cake {Allergy Friendly}

One of the biggest challenges I have had eating gluten-free has been passing on cakes and breads. Now I know there are gluten free options out there, but there are few and far between that taste as good as the real thing. Why eat the extra calories if it isn’t going to be worth it? I’ve tried some recipes that require special trips to special markets…not going to happen all the time with this stay at home mom of 3.
Tonight I decided to make a dessert for the family. Hodgson Mills makes a pretty good gluten-free cake mix but I knew it could use a little help with texture and flavor. I changed some ingredients and added a few too-would you know it turned out delicious!!!?? Wohoo! My husband took a bite and asked “Is this glutenous minimus?!” lol…why, yes it is Dear….tricked ya, did I? It was so nice to have a moist piece of cake again!!! YEA!

You may use your cake mix of choice {my friends who do not have allergies- you may use a regular yellow cake mix}

I f
ollowed the package instructions but I used coconut milk instead of butter milk and coconut extract instead of almond.

Spread batter into a prepared pan {this is an 11×7, you can use an 8×8- a 9×13 would work with a regular boxed cake- gluten free boxed cake mixes have less in them} Bake at 350 for apps 25 mins or per package instructions.

While the cake is baking, make your jell-o. Combine the packet with boiling water, then add your cold water. {If you are using bulk gelatin- this is 1/3 cup jello with 1 cup boiling and 1 cup cold}

1 container of vanilla frosting combined with 2 Tbsp of strawberry gelatin and 1/2 cup chopped strawberries. Blend together.


When cake is done baking, poke all over with a fork and pour jell-o over top. You may not need to use all of your jell-o. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Beautiful, isn’t it? Tasty too! What a treat for this “glutenous minimus” girl…lol.

Strawberry Jell-o Poke Hole Cake {Allergy Friendly}
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 8
Gluten and Dairy Free

  • 1 box gluten free yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (or butter flavored crisco)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 2 (3 oz packages) strawberry jell-o (1 packet for pouring and 2 Tbsp for adding flavor to frosting)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup strawberries (1/2 diced 1/2 sliced for garnish)
  • 1 container vanilla frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Make caked by creaming softened butter or shortening with cake mix.
  3. Add eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, and coconut extract.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 for 25 mins or until golden brown.
  5. Make jell-o by combining jell-o packet with 1 cup boiling water. Whisk, then add 1 cup cold water.
  6. Make strawberry frosting by combining 2 Tbsp dry strawberry jell-o and 1/2 cup diced strawberries to vanilla frosting-blend together.
  7. When cake is done baking and still hot- poke holes in it with a fork.
  8. Pour prepared jell-o over top. You may not need to use all of the jell-o.
  9. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours (make sure to put a pot holder underneath so your dish doesn’t crack-the heat can build up.
  10. Frost with strawberry frosting and garnish with sliced strawberries.

You make make this with a regular cake if you do not have food allergies! You may also use strawberry frosting instead of adding strawberry gelatin flavoring.

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I am a sinner saved by grace trying to move through this broken world as a wife, mom and homeschooler. I have 3 gorgeous sons {24, 17 & 11} and a wonderful husband of 13 years, that have my heart! I don’t have all the answers however sharing my life with you in hopes that it will drawer you closer to Him. I pray that when you leave here you walk away knowing Him better.

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