Patriotic Poke Cake! Would you eat it?!

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NEW ORLEANS - We're gearing up for the Fourth of July next week so Test Kitchen Taylor has a Patriotic treat!

Today, Test Kitchen Taylor reminds us that Independence Day is right around the corner. Here's the cake that she thinks will be a hit at your party!

Patriotic Poke Cake
1 package White Cake Mix
30 drops Red Food Color
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
6 cups milk
2 teaspoons Strawberry Extract
30 drops Blue Neon Food Color
3 packages (4-serving size each) white chocolate or vanilla instant pudding mix
1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 package Strawberry Pop Rocks popping candy

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding red food color and vanilla. Pour batter into greased 13x9-inch baking dish.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan.
Poke large holes all over cake using the end of a wooden spoon.
After holes are made, mix milk, raspberry extract and neon blue food color in a large bowl. Add pudding mix; stir just until mixture begins to thicken.
Immediately pour pudding over cake, filling the holes.
Frost cake with whipped topping. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Sprinkle each serving with Pop Rocks.

Do you have a recipe that you want Test Kitchen Taylor, Tamica and LBJ to try? Send it to us at twist@wgno.com!

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