Frugal Foodie Mama: Tropical Sangria Poke Cake

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tropical Sangria Poke Cake

This easy to make Tropical Sangria Poke Cake is spiked with white wine mango gelatin and then topped off with a fruity whipped topping frosting...
This easy to make Tropical Sangria Poke Cake is spiked with white wine mango gelatin and then topped off with a fruity whipped topping frosting.
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As some of you all already know, I have been a recipe contributor for Real Housemoms since August of last year. I am always looking for ways to improve upon and grow this little blog of mine, but I had no idea when I joined Aubrey's talented team of bloggers just how much it would do for Frugal Foodie Mama and for my growth personally as a blogger.  For Aubrey, having blog contributors isn't just about curating fresh and new content for her own blog. She has been amazing in promoting and supporting the work that we all do on our own individual blogs. While I would definitely categorize Aubrey of Real Housemoms as one of the "big bloggers" out there, she has remained down to earth and is always so generous and open with sharing her experience and knowledge with each of us. 

Today, myself and other members of the RH team are celebrating Aubrey on her birthday by sharing with you all recipes, crafts, and tutorials that have all been inspired by Aubrey and some of her favorite things. If you are already a Real Housemoms fan, you may have noticed her fondness for sangria recipes.  I knew I wanted to come up with a cake (because what is a birthday without cake?) inspired by one of her favorite cocktails. When I came across her recipe for Tropical Moscato Sangria, I knew I had found my recipe inspiration. ;)  This easy to make poke cake is spiked with white wine mango gelatin and then topped off with a fruity whipped topping frosting...

This easy to make Tropical Sangria Poke Cake is spiked with white wine mango gelatin and then topped off with a fruity whipped topping frosting.
Tropical Sangria Poke Cake

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours total- with chilling time
Ingredients (12 servings)
  • 1 box of white cake mix (plus ingredients listed on box for making the cake)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (3oz) box of mango flavored gelatin (could use orange, pineapple, or strawberry as well)
  • 1/2 cup chilled white wine
For the whipped topping frosting
  • 4oz of whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)
  • 1 cup chopped peach slices (fresh or canned)
  • Fresh strawberry slices for topping and garnishing
Instructions
Prepare the cake batter and bake the cake according to the box directions for a 13x9 inch cake. Cool the cake for at least 15 minutes in the pan and then poke holes in the cake in 1/2 inch intervals with a fork.

Add the boiling water to the gelatin and mix until the gelatin is dissolved. Stir in the chilled white wine. Pour the gelatin/wine mixture evenly over the cake. Refrigerate the cake for at least 3 hours.

Before serving the cake, prepare the whipped topping frosting. In a large mixing bowl, combined the thawed whipping topping, the pineapple chunks, and chopped peaches. Using a rubber spatula, fold the 3 ingredients together until well combined. Top the cake with the frosting and then garnish with fresh strawberry slices. Serve immediately.
Enjoy!
Be sure to cover and refrigerate any leftover cake. Enjoy within 3-5 days.

Adapted from this recipe for Gelatin Poke Cake from Kraft.
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This easy to make Tropical Sangria Poke Cake is spiked with white wine mango gelatin and then topped off with a fruity whipped topping frosting.
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This Tropical Sangria Poke Cake is like taking a bite out of a warm beach day on a tropical island, which I can definitely use right about now with all the snow and cold we have had this way lately. ;)
Another awesome thing about this poke cake? It is totally versatile! Use yellow cake mix instead. Try different fruity flavors of gelatin in this. Use different fruit in the whipped topping frosting- like kiwi, mandarin oranges, or fresh mango chunks. The possibilities are pretty much endless with this one, folks. I used a nice moscato for the white wine, but just about any white wine you have on hand will work in this. 

I mentioned earlier that other talented members of the Real Housemoms team were also sharing posts today to help celebrate Aubrey's birthday. Be sure to check out their posts below! And if you have a chance, stop by Aubrey's Twitter or Instagram and give her a little birthday shout-out... ;)
Bacon-Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Dates from Bread Booze Bacon
Free Printable Birthday Card from I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Tropical Sangria Poke Cake from Frugal Foodie Mama
S'moretini from Life Tastes Good
Margarita Cupcakes from Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits from Self Proclaimed Foodie
Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Bites from {i love} my disorganized life
DIY Wine Charms from Home.Made.Interest
Fancy Feathered Drink Stirrers from View From The Fridge
Classic Chocolate Cake from It Is A Keeper
Citrus Sangria from Noshing with the Nolands
Tequila Sunrise Cupcakes from Around My Family Table
Lightened-Up Cake Batter Truffles from Happy Food Healthy Life
Samoa Martini from Wine & Glue
Buffalo Chicken Flautas from The Magical Slow Cooker
Cake Batter Shooters from A Night Owl


Be sure to check out the cocktail recipe from Aubrey that provided the inspiration for my Tropical Sangria Poke Cake...