Jello Crazy Cake

Jello Crazy Cake Recipe

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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!!


★★★★★ 2 votes

9 x 13 pan
20 Min
35 Min


  • 1 pkg
    lemon or yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box
    lemon jello
  • 4
  • 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

How to Make Jello Crazy Cake


  1. Mix cake mix, jello, eggs, oil & water with mixer. Pour into greased/floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake 35 min. @ 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.... :)
  4. 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....

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About Jello Crazy Cake

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

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