Monday, April 27, 2009

Jello Cake


This is a very easy jello cake I grew up loving. My family loves it now too! The jello and cool whip do magic things to a plain white cake mix. It's so yummy and springy tasting. I also love making it for a BBQ. Everyone always gobbles it down fast because it's cool and refreshing. Today Sophie went for her Kindergarten screening, so we had to make something special. If you have never made this cake before you must. You will not be disappointed. I usually use red jello, but any flavor will work. Enjoy :)

JELLO CAKE
1 white cake mix
1 box jello
1 tub cool whip

Bake cake according to package directions for a 9x13 pan; let cool. Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over cake a few inches apart. Make jello according to package directions. Pour evenly over the top of the cake. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Top with cool whip before serving. Keep refridgerated.

19 comments:

the ungourmet said...

I just made this yesterday! I used pound cake and blackberry jello. I remember that my grandma made these all of the time and I always loved it!

Lynda said...

I've made this yummy, easy cake before and it was always a hit! My picky kids loved it!

Mary at My New 30 said...

I've seen this before but never tried it. Looks good!!

Kathy said...

Oh how funny! This was on my menu for last week. We ended up making Banana Pudding instead. I'll probably make it in the next day or so. I'm glad that you love it so much - I'm sure my kids will too!

Norah said...

That looks good!

Delectable Dining said...

Mmmm... I haven't had this in so long! Thanks for reminding me about it! :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I remember this from when I was a kid too. Great dessert! I bet my family would love this.

teresa said...

Yum, this looks so good! I will keep this in mind next BBQ!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Jello cakes ARE fun. I even read the other day where some clever baker was making pudding cakes, poking the holes just a tad bigger and pouring liquidy jello pudding in there.

justjoycee said...

I never had this cake, sounds so good, and I know the grands will love it!!!!

Coleen's Recipes said...

You asked about almond paste...it is on the baking isle in an 8 ounce can.

Kristen said...

looks tasty and easy too! Have you tried the Christmas version with crushed candy canes?

Jenn said...

Don't think I've tried jello cake before. Or jello in a cake for that matter. It's like the easiest cake one can make, too. I shal be trying this sometime.

Jenna said...

I think it's been years since I've made this...come to think of it, I might not have ever made it, just EATEN it!!! It's delicious... I think it's time to introduce my kids to Jello cake! (:

Tiffany said...

My mom makes this cake and it is good. kind of refreshing tasting.

Lara said...

Oooo, I've tried other jello cake creations before, but never this one. It looks so divine!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I just got my Betty Crocker cookbook today in the mail! Thank you so much, I am looking forward to trying the recipes.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I love jello poke cakes. Those kinds of recipes are so vintage I love them.

Erin said...

What a fun recipe! I love recipes that have family ties and nostalgic memories tied to them. :) I can't wait to try this out!
Erin (one of the sisters at The Sisters' Cafe)