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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sweet & Savory Wednesday ~~ Cool Cake For A Crowd

Try this recipe the next time you need to bake a cake. It's a guaranteed winner since it's so flavorful, moist, and the frosting is a real surprise!


  • 1 cake mix, any flavor ~~ I used white cake mix
  • 1 small pkg. Jello, any flavor ~~ I used strawberry
  • 2 small pkgs. instant Jello pudding, any flavor ~~ I used vanilla
  • 1 - 8 oz. container Cool Whip
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


  • Bake cake according to package directions.
  • 2 minutes before cake is finished baking, dissolve jello using 3/4 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup cold water.
  • Remove cake from oven and place on cooling rack.
  • Using a large fork, poke holes all over the cake while it is hot.
  • Pour jello over complete surface of cake.
  • Put in refrigerator to cool.
  • Mix two small packages pudding and Cool Whip with the milk until pudding mixture is serving consistency.
  • Spread over cake.
  • Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

This recipe is one of our family favorites.  We have also dubbed it "The Earthquake Cake."  When our son was five years old, we planned a surprise birthday party for our friend, Tom.  When it came time to sing Happy Birthday and serve the cake, Matty David offered to carry the cake from the refrigerator in the garage to the dining area.  When doing so, he became so excited and distracted that he ran smack dab into the wall causing the cake pan to flip with the contents landing on the floor!  Yes, it sort of looked like the cake had barely survived a very small earthquake.  :-)

Some of my fellow bakers have used chocolate pudding instead of the vanilla and other flavors of Jello.  This is a great recipe to experiment with different flavors to determine which ones you prefer.

I prepared this cake for our family reunion this past weekend.  It received its normal raving reviews! 

When baking a cake for a crowd, what is your go to recipe?  

Please let me know if you enjoy this one.  Try it.  You'll like it!

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