November 29, 2006

Jello Christmas Cake

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This cake is quick and easy and makes a wonderful presentation. I have been making this recipe for many years and I never get tired of it at the holidays! It looks very festive and it a refreshing dessert.

1 small package red jello (Cherry, Strawberry etc)
1 small package green jello (Lime)
1 package white cake mix (enough for 2 layer cake)
1 16oz container CoolWhip
Sugared red and green gundrops--the christmas spice ones

Make white cake mix per box instructions, using two 9 inch round cake pans. After baking, let cakes cool for 10 minutes - then pop out of pans, clean out cake pans and return cakes back to pans. Using a fork, poke holes into cakes at various points to receive jello. Make up the red jello with hot water only and pour evenly as possible over one of the cakes. Then make up the green jello with just hot water and pour over the other round cake. Put both cakes into the frig for several hours. Place the bottom of the cake pans in hot water to help in removing the cakes from their pans. Spread the top of one cake with CoolWhip. Place the other cake on top and spread the remaining CoolWhip on top and sides. Cut green gum drops in half lengthwise and red ones widthwise. Arrange on top of cake to make groups of holly. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.<


  1. That really sounds simple and pretty.

    You should have posted a picture you know!!!!

  2. I'm with Pamela on this one. I would have loved to see a photo, but I guess I will just have to make it to see it. :)
    Here via the carnival!

  3. Makes me almost want to eat jello. Here from BC Carnival.

  4. Sounds like a really fun cake - and an easy one to include the kids on!!! I will have to give it a try this year.

  5. Ahhhh, the joys of Christmas. Green food coloring, red food coloring, Cool Whip (that new French Vanilla flavored stuff is fantastic - I was sneaking that by the fingerful at thanksgiving). I'd make it just for the gumdrops, personally. I do love gumdrops.

  6. I was wishing I had a picture as well. I will take one in about a week. I have to make it for a party.

  7. I tried making a jello cake once. I must have used too much water or something because it was terribly soggy! LOL

    I'll have to try this one though. It sounds great!

  8. I've been making this cake for the past 20+ years. It always comes out looking beautiful and so tasty. It is very easy to make. It really is beautiful to see both colors when you cut into it. You will not be sorry if make it!!

  9. 20 years is a long time! That is now truly a family recipe!

  10. This week before Christmas, swimmers were discussing their experience with this cake, convincing everyone to make it. As I have become celiac, I can not longer eat conventional trifle. This sounds like a good substitute. I intend to use unfrozens strawberries & their juice for red jello & fruit cocktail & juice for the green to make it more trifle-like. And whipped cream with marschino cherries on top. Thanks for this website.

  11. Thanks for posting this recipe. I made this cake several times in the past, and it is beautiful and so easy! I don't know what happened to my recipe, but thank goodness for the internet and your site! Merry Christmas!