Lazy Moms easy jello cake

United States
February 12, 2007 3:10pm CST
I just made this...the kids went crazy for it! 1 cake mix 1 box Jello Whipped topping (Cool whip) --Make and bake cake in a brownie pan as usual...cool. Poke holes in the entire cake with a straw. Mix together 1 1/2 cup boiling water with box of jello. Pour over cake and refrigerate. Top with whipped topping. YUM!
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19 responses
@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I have made this before! It is wonderful. The jello adds just the right amount of flavor and texture. For those watching their weight you can use sugar free jello and "free" cool whip.
• United States
12 Feb 07
One problem with the "free" coolwhip......it is fat free,but extreamly high in calories.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
This cake was one that I made quite often. I would use wild strawberry flavored jello mix. The Cool Whip was a great topping and easy too. I would add sliced strawberries in between the layers of a 2 layer cake. Top with the Cool Whip and decorate with more strawberries.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
We used to call that a Poke Cake, when I was younger. Actually, I still do. You can also mix in jello or sweetened koolaid with the whipped topping, to match the flavor of the cake. Happy eating.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Oh yummy...I never thought of adding anything to the whipp cream..
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@elisa812 (3031)
• United States
16 May 07
Oh, that's a really good idea! :)
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
9 Jul 07
Thank you for sharing your recipie! I can;t wait to try it out, I am sure my kids will love it! I have seen Jello mixes before but haven't tried making anything like cake...lol..
• United States
13 Feb 07
I used to love making poke cakes when I was a child. I'd use strawberry jello and strawberry cool whip on top. Yum.
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• United States
13 Feb 07
mmmmmmmmm...yumn! I like white cake with orange jello and manderin orange slices ontop!
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@catherIN (430)
• United States
12 Feb 07
That sounds interesting. It sounds like something that my kids would like. The kids might be able to make this. They would probably have fun doing it. It sounds real easy. One question, though. Does the cake get mushy from pouring the jello over it?
• United States
13 Feb 07
Nope...not at all! Just stick it in the fridge right afterwords~
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@rainbow (6762)
12 Feb 07
where do you get these, it sounds ace!
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• United States
12 Feb 07
My Mom many many moons ago made a cake like this...I just made it easy! lol I hope you enjoy it:)
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• Australia
13 Feb 07
That sounds awsome, I'll try it with my next packet cake I buy, thanks deberooney.
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@ebfh2006 (176)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Everyone should try this. It is great. I love it.
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@cvarvell (1116)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I have made this many times. I use Lime jello and I add lemon pudding to the topping. Also I use the lemon cake mix. I have also tried it with the orange. It was delicious as well. This is very cool and refreshing.
• United States
14 Feb 07
Ohhh...I remember making this cake when I was younger. I forgot all about it!! I love it! I need to make this again soon! My mouth is watering!! Thanks for the idea!! :-)
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@SaraCate (184)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
This is one of my favorite cakes! I could probably eat one by myslef over the course of a day...my favorite is white cake with a red flavor (strawberry or rasberry). An idea I've had that I haven't tried yet: combinations using something other than a white/yellow cake - like chocolate cake with cherry jello for a "black forest" jello cake. ~Sara
• United States
15 Feb 07
Oh yumm! That would be interesting..let me know how itr turns out!
@clownfish (3274)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Hi! Thanks for the idea of using a chocolate cake with cherry jello! That's awesome! The last time I made a black forest cake with cherries, I almost broke a tooth on a cherry pit. Yikes! Needless to say, I've shyed away from real cherries, but I'd love to try this! Thanks again! :-)
• United States
26 Jul 07
This is one of my favorite cakes in the entire world! I was telling my fiance about it not too long ago, and he said he had never had it. I told him I would have to make some for him at some point. :) Actually, I'm going to a picnic on Saturday, and this might be perfect for that! :)
@lightningMD (5931)
• United States
16 May 07
This is my daughters favorite cake. She loves lemon cake mix with lime jello. It is really yummy. I make it for picnics alot.
@elisa812 (3031)
• United States
16 May 07
I love that cake! We used to always have it at family gatherings and it was always a favorite. I still love it, lol.
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I had never heard of this before will have to try it. I have bookmarked this post so that I can go back and write down the recipe. This sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
@happymommy3 (2013)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Ummm... Sounds like a great recipe. My kids are on spring break this week so now we having something fun and yummy to make. Thanks!
• United States
8 Mar 07
This sounds different. I think I would like to try it out. Thank you for the lovely posting. Have a great evening.
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
16 Feb 07
wow I made this today and I just wnat to say thanks it was great. thanks for the tip.
@freak369 (5122)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I am going to try that this weekend, I am getting sick of making the same old stuff for dessert and this sounds easy to make AND something that everyone will enjoy!