The Best Wine Store in New York City Remembers Poke Cake

The Best Wine Store in New York City Remembers Poke Cake

The 1970s weren't just about 8-track tapes, shag carpet, and disco. You could also eat an entire meal without consuming a single natural food product. Today, the best wine story in New York City remembers Jell-O poke cake, and passes along an updated and upgraded version made with fudge and red wine.

What is Poke Cake? It's a cake that you poke holes into after baking, and then you soak it in a liquid like condensed milk or caramel that will ooze through the openings.

How does something like this get started? When Jell-O sales were falling around 1970, the company came up with the idea for poke cake using white cake mix, strawberry Jell-O, and Cool Whip. Back then, women's magazines published lots of photos of the brightly colored desserts. Today, people are publishing their own photos on Pinterest and Instagram of all kinds of poke cakes. One of the most popular recipes is a fudge and red wine recipe without any Jell-O at all.

Where can I find out more about the red wine and fudge version? Visit Delish for the recipe and an easy-to-follow video. You can also experiment with your own creations using red or white wine, and any kind of cake you prefer. After all, why should you miss out on stabbing a cake just because you like your sweets a little less gelatinous?

Where's the best place to buy the red wine? May we suggest Vino Fine Wine & Spirits? There's no telling how long the poke cake revival will last, but we'll be here for anyone who appreciates great values on great wine.

Shop today for a vast selection of wines that will complement your retro desserts or any other items on your menu. Our friendly staff will help you find the right bottle for any occasion.



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  • Adam Linet