Recipe of the week: Wearing O’ Green Cake
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with this tasty gelatin cake. It’s simple to make and still looks and tastes great. Even though it’s easy to make, be sure to give yourself a little extra time when making it to let the cake cool off before and after putting the gelatin inside. When pouring the gelatin over the cake, be sure to let the cake absorb the liquid completely before pouring more. This helps the gelatin settle throughout the cake and not only on the sides. Adding the gelatin makes the cake super moist. Whipped cream (from the tubs, not the cans) works well for the icing. This recipe works well for all holidays too. Customize your cake with the different colors and flavors of gelatin for any season. Strawberry or cherry work well for Easter.
1 package white cake mix (regular size)
2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup cold milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
Directions 1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions. Cool on a wire rack for one hour. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water and set aside. 2. With a meat fork or wooden skewer, poke holes about two inches apart into cooled cake. Slowly pour gelatin over cake. Cover and refrigerate. 3. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for two minutes (mixture will be thick). Fold in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Decorate with sprinkles. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12-15 servings.