Photo courtesy of http://www.kraftfoods.com/
I remember my mother used to make this when I was young. Back then we called it Jell-O cake. It's such a simple recipe to make and it's great for summer gatherings. I plan to bring this to my sister's 4th of July family picnic next Sunday.
1 pkg. (2-layer size) white or yellow cake mix
1 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (4-serving size) Jell-O gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup Cool Whip
1 pkg (4-serving size) instant pudding
1 cup milk
1. Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch baking pan. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Pierce cake with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
2. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in small bowl 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water; carefully pour over cake. Refrigerate 3 hours.
3. Prepare frosting: Mix pudding mix and milk with mixer. Stir in Cool Whip. Frost cake with topping. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
The frosting in the photo is plain Cool Whip. I prefer the creamy pudding frosting but you can frost yours with whatever you like. Lighten up the recipe a little by using fat free sugar free Jell-O gelatin and pudding and lite Cool Whip.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!