February 25, 2012

Dress Up a Plain White Cake - Make it a Homemade Jello Cake

As you know, we entertained house guests earlier this week.  The day before they arrived I made a white Cream Cake but decided at the last minute to make it into a jello cake, as my father was visiting and it's one of his favorites.  Little did I know that my father-in-law loved it even more!  My Dad, my husband and I all had one slice and for the next three days my FIL had 2 slices a day.  Suffice to say, he loved it. 

Jello Cake

1 white cake
1 small package jello of your choice (we usually use cherry or raspberry)
1+ cup boiling water
Whipped Cream

Bake a white cake of your choice in your size pan of choice - (homemade or store bought, doesn't matter).  Use a skewer, a fork, a chop stick or some other thin, straight prong to punch holes all over the cake after you take it out of the oven. 
Mix the jello with a heaping cup of boiling water.  Stir until dissolved.  Drizzle the jello all over the cake, slowly and evenly.  Refrigerate the cake for at least 2-3 hours.  Whip heavy cream with sugar and vanilla to taste OR if you prefer, use store bought Cool Whip.  Cover the cake.  Chill until serving.  So pretty and you can do this with cup cakes too!

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