Poke cake – Borderlands 3

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Finally, it’s time for the recipe inspired by the latest installment of my favorite loot-shooter series – Borderlands 3. You can read about the title itself in a separate entry, here, in which I describe many aspects in detail, including those related to cooking. However, here we will focus on referring to Athenas, the native planet of the Maya the Siren, which we have the opportunity to visit during the game.

Athenas refers to the Asian mountains in the climate, it is foggy, calm and mostly uninhabited, except for a group of monks from the Order of the Inevitable Storm who are connected with the siren. During the exploration, we can see several culinary “flavors”, such as cheese shop signs or a local brewery. My attention was also drawn to the painted signboard of a mermaid bakery, where they bake rolls with a pattern reminiscent of characteristic Siren tattoos.

When I saw the sign mentioned above, the thought immediately dawned on my head to refer to this recipe for a popular in America so-called poke cake, which is stuffed with liquid jelly – which results in a really interesting visual and taste effect. Add cream, colorful sprinkles and you can immediately feel like you are in an idyllic village on Athenas. We only used blueberry jelly, but you can also use 3 colors referring to the mermaid tattoos depending on the skill they use (in 3 Amara can also have boost to corrosive – then her tattoo is green, and if we choose a bonus to fire effect – we will get orange). A simple, light and pleasantly sweet cake is waiting for you, all you need to do is to … bake it! 😀

Borderlands 3
Poke cake with blue jelly and whipped cream

PREP TIME: circa. 2h
PRICE: cheap
SERVING: 8 portions
LEVEL: easy
cake baking mold
baking paper
eggbeater or mixer


wheat flour type 450 – 1 and 1/5 cup
butter – 6 tablespoons (120g)
sugar – ¾ cup
egg – 3 pcs.
natural vanilla flavor – a few drops
baking powder – 1 tsp
salt – a pinch
blue jelly powder – 1 packet
water – 300 ml
cream 36% fat – 200ml
powdered sugar – 3 tbsp
colorful confectionery sprinkles



Preheat the oven to 170 degrees, top and bottom option.

2. CAKE DOUGH (5 min)

Put butter and sugar in a bowl. Mix them to obtain a fluffy mass for about 2 minutes. Then add one egg, mixing all the time. Then gradually add sifted flour, baking powder, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Mix until a you’ll get a smooth dough without lumps.

3. BAKING TRAY (2 min)

Line the baking tray with baking paper.

4. BAKING (30 – 40 min)

Pour the dough into the mold, level the top and put in a preheated oven to 170 degrees. Bake for about 40 minutes.

5. JELLY (2 min)

Pour the jelly powder into a pot or bowl and pour boiling water (half the amount indicated on the package) and dissolve completely, mixing. Cool to room temperature.


The dough should be carefully punctured with the tip of a wooden spoon or sushi stick (not to the bottom – only to 3/4 of the depth). Pour about 1-2 teaspoons of liquid jelly into each hole. When all the holes are filled, cover the dough and put in the fridge for 2 hours.

7. CREAM (5 min)

Pour the chilled cream into a metal bowl and beat for a while until it thickens. At the end, add powdered sugar and mix until we get the so-called soft peaks (be careful not to whip it too long, because it will brew you). Spread whipped cream on top of the cake and decorate with colorful sprinkles.


Take the cake out of the fridge 30 minutes before serving. Eat and enjoy the idyllic serenity of Athenas … as long as Maliwans’ tropps have not disturbed it yet …

Thanks to Cenega (Polish publisher of the game) for a copy of the game and a great press kit.


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