Jello Cake

  • Prep Time: 8 hrs
  • Total Time: 8 hrs 40 mins
  • Serves: 12-14,Yield: 1.0cake
  • About This Recipe

    “This is the moistest cake you will ever eat. I love it with strawberry jello and garnished with fresh strawberries. The Cool Whip makes such a pretty pure white and creamy frosting. It was my mom’s favorite birthday cake. Prep time is also chill time”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (18ounce) boxes white cake mix
  • 3eggs( or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1/3 cup butter (or as called for by your cake mix) or 1/3 cupoil( or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1cupwater( or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (3ounce) boxes any flavor Jello gelatin
  • Cool Whip( for frosting)
  • fruit( to match the jello flavor)(optional)
  • Directions

  • Prepare cake according to package instructions.
  • Allow to cool completely in pans.
  • Using a fork, poke holes all over the top of the cake through to the bottom.
  • Prepare jello according to package instructions except do not allow it to set yet.
  • Pour jello slowly over the entire surface of the cooled cakes (cake will look soggy, but thats ok).
  • Chill cakes until jello sets completely (several hours or over night).
  • To remove cakes from pans, set the pan in a dish of hot water for 1 minute.
  • Remove to a serving platter.
  • Frost with the Cool Whip.
  • Garnish with fruit pieces.
  • Keep any uneaten cake covered and chilled.
  • Reviews

  • “Karen…Great recipe….made it with strawberry jello and then after “frosting” it with the cool whip, I arranged fresh, sliced strawberries on the top!!!YUMMY!!!!It is by far our favorite for hot days, so light and refreshing!!!Thank you, Karen, for posting it!!!!”

  • “I made this as a birthday cake for my husband.Used a Betty Crocker French Vanilla cake, and strawberry jelly, with fresh strawberries.I used whipped cream in place of cool whip.Lots of ‘mmm mmmm’s’ to be heard, thanks Karen!”

  • “I made this cake for my niece’s birthday. Very beautiful and colorful. I was impressed with how moist the cake was. I used strawberry jello. The Cool Whip frosting was light and not so sickeningly sweet like those buttercream frostings. Thanks for sharing this recipe. A hit with both kids and adults.”

  • “I made this for my Grandmothers birthday and it was a big hit.I used Cherry jello and arranged stemmed cherries around the bottom.This was a very moist cake and not difficult to make either. Thanks for posting Karen.”

  • “Big hit for DD’s birthday tonight. Very, very moist and delicious!! I used strawberry jello and put strawberries on top, looked great, tasted even better. Oh and did I mention this is sooo easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing!!”

  • “I have made this several times.Strawberry is the favorite in our house also.It is very light and refreshing in the warmer weather and it is soooo easy to make!”

  • “This is a easy and great tasting cake.If you can belive it, my 6 year old does not like any type of whipped topping so I left it off to be added to the individual servings.Thanks for the recipe.”

  • “My family has had this recipie for a long time, and I have never known anyone else who has had this cake before. It is the best for summer picnics and potlucks, and it is nice to know that others enjoy this recipie also.”

  • “Loved this.I used pineapple cake and pineapple jello.When I poured the jello liquid over the cake I thought wow that is too soggy but it soaked up nicely after refrigeration.”

  • “This is an easy and tasty recipe. I used white cake mix and strawberry jello, but as the other reviewers suggest, this recipe has infinite possibilities. I’ve found it isn’t even necessary to add the cold water to the jello before drizzling over the cupcakes. It’s fine just with the hot water, thus saving one more step. I also make mine into cupcakes rather than a traditional layer cake. The recipe makes about 22 cupcakes filling them 2/3 of the way, and they’re done baking in about 15 minutes. I also fold a package of vanilla pudding in with the light cool whip when making the frosting and tint with gel food coloring according to my fancy and then pipe it onto the cupcakes. These cupcakes are always gone in minutes and everyone asks for the recipe.”

  • “This is such a good recipe.I’ve made this many ways, but our favorite has to be lemon cake with lime jello…..so refreshing and good.I will continue to make this using all different kinds of combinations….thats what makes this recipe so versitile. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.”

  • “This was great with an Angel Food cake”

  • “One of my all time favorite refreshing cakes. I make white cake with egg whites. I do not pour all the jello over top of the cake, probably about 2/3 of it but no more than 3/4 of the jello. I top mine with the cool whip, then with pink, red, and white sugar sprinkles and the extra crunch just makes the final touch. Thank you for posting this. Its neat to see everyones different alterations to this recipie. I will have to try some of them.DELICIOUS!!!!”

  • “This was great. I used a low calorie raspberry jello and served the cake on hot custard rather than with cream or topping.Was enjoyed by all!”

  • “The kids loved this – I think any colour Jelly would work great.Thanks for posting!”

  • “Made this for a little get together I had and it was gone with in a flash thank you for sharing :D”

  • “Let me add my compliments to this recipe.I made this using strawberry jello and frosting it with recipe #74805.Served it with a bowl of strawberries and more whipped cream.We enjoyed this ever so much.Thanks Karen!”

  • “Love it!!!This is the first recipe my daughter and I tried together on Recipe Zaar.What fun.”

  • “Yum! this is an easy to make summertime dessert. I used yellow cake mix and raspberry Jello. Didn’t have any cool whip on hand, so I cut the cake into small squares after chilling and rolled them in unsweetened coconut flakes. They looked pretty and were oh so delicious! Thanks for posting!”

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