Monday, May 23, 2011

Jello Cake

This is one of my favorites to do when I need a dessert but don't want to invest a lot of time into it, yet can't be content with just a plain ol' cake. It is light and refreshing- plus there is no fruit or chocolate! Shocking, coming from me! Another family recipe handed down from my mom.

1 pkg white cake mix
1 6 oz pkg Jello {Lime is my personal favorite}
2 C boiling water
1 9 oz pkg Cool Whip

Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package for a 9x13 pan. Cool in pan for 15 minutes; poke with a meat fork at 1/2" intervals. Dissolve jello into boiling water. Pour slowly and evenly over the cake. Refrigerate 4 hours. Top with cool whip. Store in the fridge. That's it.

For a fun Christmas treat bake the cake mix in 2 wax paper lined 9" pans. Use one 3 oz pkg of green jello and one 3 oz pkg of red jello, individually dissolved into one cup boiling water EACH. Pour the green over one cake and red over the other. Refrigerate 4 hours. Unmold one layer onto a cake plate and frost with 1 cup cool whip then top with the second layer and cover with remaining cool whip.

For a larger group, follow the 9x13 pan directions, but bake in a cookie sheet.

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