Strawberry Lemon Jello Cupcake Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

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Here's my take on a poke cake. Instead of "poking" the cake with holes, I decided to create a strawberry lemon Jello cupcake recipe with an actual Jello filling surprise inside! I can't wait to serve these to guests to see their reaction!

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STRAWBERRY LEMON JELLO CUPCAKE RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • White or yellow cupcakes (homemade or from a mix)
  • 1 pkg.  (6 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup  cold milk
  • 3 cups thawed Cool Whip
  • Lemon zest for garnish
Directions:

Bake 12 cupcakes and let cool.

Prepare strawberry Jello using the directions on the package. Refrigerate for 5 hours.

Prepare lemon frosting by whisking lemon pudding mix and milk in large bowl, then stirring in Cool Whip.

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Using a cupcake corer or knife,  carefully remove the center of the cupcakes.

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Using the cupcake corer or a knife, cut out circular pieces of Jello. Carefully insert your Jello cylinders into your cupcakes. Lainey, my daughter, loved this part!

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Frost cupcakes with lemon frosting and top with fresh lemon zest. Refrigerate cupcakes until serving.

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

And there you have it! Lemon cupcakes with a fun Jell-O surprise inside!

These cupcakes have a sweet and tangy flavor from the light and airy lemon frosting, to the cake-y vanilla cupcake, to the cold and slippery strawberry Jell-O. Total fun in your mouth!

Strawberry Lemon Jello Filling Surprise Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

 

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