Fourth desserts everyone will love

Firework Poke Cake

Show your pride for the red, white and blue with this moist, colorful pudding poke cake. Use a variety of McCormick food colorings to create beautiful hues. Top with Pop Rocks for a fun finish.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Calories: 212

Ingredients: 11

Servings: 24

1package (2-layer size) white cake mix

2tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1bottle (1 ounce) McCormick Red Food Color

2teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract

6cups milk

2teaspoons McCormick Raspberry Extract

30drops Blue McCormick Assorted NEON Food Colors & Egg Dye

10drops Purple McCormick Assorted NEON Food Colors & Egg Dye

3packages (4-serving size each) white chocolate instant pudding mix

1container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1package Strawberry Pop Rocks popping candy

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding cocoa powder, red food color and vanilla. Pour batter into greased 13x9-inch baking dish.

Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until 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 and neon purple food colors in 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.

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