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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jello Cake

Did those two words just flash you back to a summer party when you were a kid?? NO?! Well, you didn't grow up in my family then. Jello cake hit the family circuit sometime in the mid 70s. It had a nice run and than the recipe was forgotten.

I made a Tres Leches cake and as I poked holes for that, JELLO cake popped into my head and I just had to make it. Here's your blast from the past tasty treat.

What you'll need:

White cake made according to directions
Small box of jello mixed according to directions

1 pint Whipping Cream
1 t Vanilla
1/2 C Powdered Sugar
OR you can go completely old school and use Cool Whip.

Make the cake according to directions in a 13x9 pan. Cool. Poke holes all over the top with a fork. Mix jello with water according to box and pour over the top of the cake.
Yep, the whole box of jello and this is what it looks like
Whip your whipping cream with vanilla until it starts to firm up. Add powdered sugar and frost. I also sliced a couple of strawberries to make it a bit more festive. Chill for at least 4 hours.
Cut into the cake and hear the gasps:)
OR your niece saying, "why is it half pink? I don't get it!"

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