Better Than Presents... Rainbow Birthday Poke Cake
Recipe type: Cakes/Cupcakes
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Serves: 12
Happy Birthday to your face! This cake is AWWWEEESOME.
  • 1 box white cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box
  • Wilton Gel food coloring in No-Taste Red, Kelly Green, Lemon Yellow, Violet and Blue
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • About 15 Birthday Cake Golden Oreos, lightly chopped
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9 inch pan liberally with cooking spray. Prepare your cake batter according to package directions (or use a homemade version if desired). Evenly distribute the batter among five small bowls.
  2. Tint each bowl with a different gel food color until you've reached your desired shade. I only used red, yellow, green, blue, and purple, but feel free to experiment with different shades (pastels, primary colors), or add in orange if you'd like.
  3. In any order you choose, drop heaping spoonfuls of batter into the pan, layering the colors on top of one another. Don't swirl the colors; it'll muddle them! Once all the batter is layered in the pan, bake the cake according to package directions or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake completely.
  4. Once cooled, poke holes all over the surface of the cake (roughly 25-30) with a wooden spoon handle. Immediately pour a can of sweetened condensed milk over the surface of the cake, trying to fill the holes with the milk.
  5. Spread the Cool Whip over the surface of the cake and top evenly with the lightly crushed Oreos and the sprinkles. Refrigerate the cake (to set) for about 4 hours-overnight; overnight is best. Store leftovers in the fridge.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at