Jello Crazy Cake Recipe

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Jello Crazy Cake

Tess  (TJM) Moore


This recipe was given to me by my Mother-in-law, 50+ years ago... I have made it more times than I can remember. My family always enjoyed no matter what combo I made....and they sometimes wondered if I just opened the pantry and grabbed without looking....heheheheee Enjoy.. this is a cake when you need one FAST!!

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9 x 13 pan


20 Min


35 Min




1 pkg
lemon or yellow cake mix
1 small box
lemon jello
3/4 c
wesson or canola cooking oil
3/4 c
water, room temperature


1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
5 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh or bottled

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix cake mix, jello, eggs, oil & water with mixer. Pour into greased/floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake 35 min. @ 350 degrees.
After removing cake from overn, cool slightly and pour "runny" frosting all over the cake, slowly so it doesn't just run to the sides of the cake.
VARIATIONS: This recipe can be changed to any combo of cake mix & jello you like. I have made a lemon cake mix with lime jello... strawberry or white cake mix with strawberry/banana jello.... chocolate cake mix with cherry jello.... white or orange cake mix with orange or orange/pineapple jello.... Play with it and have fun!!!!!!! Flavor the frosting with anything to go with the combo you have done.... :)
This wasn't part of the original recipe, but about 5 minutes after I get it out of the oven, I poke multiple holes with a dinner fork, then as I'm pouring the frosting down the center I use the fork to direct the frosting all over the cake... looks like a glaze... I continue in this manner until the bowl of frosting is gone... the cake will have a glossy look to it....

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy