Shark Attack Poke Cake

This Shark Attack Poke Cake is such an excellent treat for weekend gatherings and small parties. My kids have fallen in love with it since the first time they gave it a try. Ready I just 40 minutes, this poke cake surely works with days when you are short on time. The preparation time is quite fun, you can let your kids involve in if they get interested in. Have fun!


Shark Attack Poke Cake

Recipe by GenevaWatsonCourse: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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If you are finding something sweet and fun to make for your kids, this shark attack poke cake is the way to go.


  • 1 box white cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box

  • 1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips, melted

  • 1 strawberry fruit roll-up

  • 3 mini powdered sugar donuts

  • 2 c. marshmallow Fluff

  • Blue food coloring

  • Black food coloring

  • 1 tbsp. water

  • 3 c. whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)


  • Preheat oven to 350º and spray a 9″-x-13” pan. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  • Add a few drops of blue food coloring to cake mix, and bake until an inserted toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool.
  • To make shark fins: Mix melted white chocolate and a few drops of black food coloring, until correct color is achieved. Transfer to piping bag.
  • Pipe fin shapes onto a small parchment-lined baking sheet and place in freezer.
  • To make life preservers: Cut 3-inch-long pieces of fruit roll up and cut those pieces into quarters.
  • Wrap four around each powdered sugar donut and fasten with some marshmallow fluff, if needed.
  • Poke holes all over the cake; using end of a metal spoon.
  • Combine marshmallow fluff and water in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 10 seconds on high and mix until fully combined. Pour all over the cake, making sure to fill the poked holes.
  • Add 5 drops blue food coloring into whipped topping on a large bowl, folding a few times but not incorporating completely.
  • Frost cake with whipped topping and top with shark fins and life preservers. Serve.


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