Bloody Poke Cake #HalloweenTreatsWeek

by Erin

This bloody poke cake is to easy and delicious you might think you are a vampire. Make with your favorite cake mix and red flavored gelatin.

Bloody Poke Cake #HalloweenTreatsWeek
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Leave it to Halloween to make you think something with “blood” in the title looks delicious. I promise this cake won’t turn you into a vampire but it’s fun to pretend for a day.

This cake is easily made with a box of your favorite whiten cake mix, the ingredients indicated on the box, red gelatin of your preferred flavor, frozen whipped topping, red decorating gel, and some candy severed fingers and syringes to finish it off.

Easy Poke Cake for Hallloween.

Of course, there are several other ways you could decorate this: Embrace the vampires and add vampire bite punctures with the gel and add candy vampire teeth, or use candy knives instead of syringes, or just smother it with red frosting instead of whipped topping.

I love cakes like this because there’s really no wrong way to decorate it as long as you’re having a good time. After all, that’s kind of the point!

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Welcome to 2022’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event!

#HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife . This event is an online, week-long event that is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats and recipes from some fantastic Halloween loving bloggers!

For this years 5th annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 20 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! You can following the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media to collect all of these frightful recipes to use at your own Halloween parties and events!

Make Sure to check out all of the fun Halloween recipes that we’re sharing this week!

Slice of "Bloody" Poke Cake.

Check out all of these great #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes for today

Bloody Poke Cake Topped with Candy Fingers and Syringes.

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Bloody Poke Cake #HalloweenTreatsWeek


Yield: 12 Servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )



  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs just until fully incorporated, about 3 minutes. Evenly pour into the prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water, stirring until gelatin has dissolved. Poke cake every inch with handle of wooden spoon or chopstick halfway into cake. Carefully pour strawberry gelatin evenly over top of cake. Allow to cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Spread whipped topping evenly over top of cake. Drizzle red decorating gel over frosting. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Garnish each piece of cake with candy severed fingers and/or syringes. Serve immediately. 

Source: Adapted from Betty Crocker.

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