Refrigerator Jello Cake

Tess  (TJM) Moore Recipe

By Tess (TJM) Moore tmoo

depends on your pan & size of pieces
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This recipe was on the back of an old Duncan Hines cake box, back in the 60's.. I have made this so many times, frozen it (without the pudding frosting) and had a quick dessert, "on call". I could then decide if I wanted to serve with pudding frosting, cool whip frosting, or ice cream.....My children really liked this cake also and was a good way to have cake without a sugary frosting.... Happy Baking


1 box
small size jello - lime
1 box
lemon cake mix
1 box
instant lemon pudding - 4 serving size
1 1/2 c
1 c
cool whip or whipped cream

Directions Step-By-Step

Dissolve jello in 3/4 cup boiling water. Add 1/2 cup of cold water, set aside at room temperature.
Mix the cake as directed on box and pour into 13x9x2 pan. Bake cake as directed on box.
Cool cake for 20-25 minutes. Poke deep holes through top of warm cake (still in the pan) with dinner fork, spacing holes about 1 inch apart. With a cup slowly pour jello mixture into holes... do this alittle at a time so jello doesn't all run to the sides of the pan.
Refrigerate the cake while preparing the next step.
Blend milk and pudding... then fold in cool whip. When pudding has stiffed up some, immediately frost the cake. This cake must be stored in the refrigerator and served chilled. Frosted cake could be frozen for storage, if you want to make this ahead of time....then brought back to refrigerator to thaw out and serve..
I have done the cake & poured the jello on top and not added the pudding/frosting. Instead served the cake with ice cream.... another variation...
Again you can do any combo or cake - jello- pudding that you want.... this lemon lime combo is just a suggestion to get you started.... I have done orange cake - orange jello and served with ice cream.

About this Recipe

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

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Tess (TJM) Moore tmoo
Mar 9, 2013
I know what you mean, Jane.... After a major move I lost the 7-up cake recipe for years, when my mom found her copy I had given her and hooray, we were back in business!!!!!... can be substituted for pound cake in a recipe... and I love lemon!!!.. thanks Jane.....
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Mar 9, 2013
Nope it is not too simple, I go by GOOD!
This pleased me so much because it was from my childhood and had misplaced the recipe. Love it when I see something that I hadn't thought of in a long time, and then boom someone posts a recipe of it.
Tess (TJM) Moore tmoo
Mar 8, 2013
you are both so welcome... thank you Jane for the "blue ribbon", but I think this is too simple for crew to award it a blue ribbon..and remember Ronda..... any combo of tastes you do will be a winner!!!!!!
Ronda Blank rondda
Mar 8, 2013
can't wait til its ready to eat !!!!! my taste buds are already dancing!!!!!!!!!!
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Mar 7, 2013
This deserves a blue ribbon, this is my long lost recipe for what we used to call fun cake when I was growing up. Thank you so much for the recipe and the momories!