I’m always looking for new dessert recipes to make for my family and friends. But new doesn’t always mean better or more awesome than what I’ve made in the past. Sometimes I just plain ol’ forget to look in my “Mama’s Favorite Recipes” binder that’s chock full of tried and true recipes that have been put to the test by yours truly.
This particular cake recipe was passed along to me by the hubs’ cousin from his grandma. She had made it for them for numerous special occasions because it was often requested by almost everyone! And now my girls are completely enamored with it as well, me included! We literally fight over the last pieces or try and hide the container as much as possible in the fridge so we can keep it all for ourselves. Quite amusing, I must say Fortunately for me it IS angel food cake so it’s some what figure friendly and whipped topping (Cool Whip) isn’t all that horrible for ya either. Yeah…we’ll go with that
So this cake really is ‘oh so simple’. It only has three ingredients: angel food cake, strawberry gelatin (Jello), and whipped topping. All you do is bake the cake, mix the gelatin and whipped topping and frost the cake. Voila, you’ve got a happy dessert!
- 1 Angel Food Cake (baked according to pkg. directions)
- 2 – 3 oz. Pkgs. Strawberry Flavored Gelatin
- 1 – 16 oz. Container Frozen Whipped Topping (thawed)
- Bake angel food cake according to package directions, using a tube pan/angel food pan. Allow to cool.
- While cake is cooling, mix both packages of strawberry flavored gelatin with two cups of hot water in large mixing bowl. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Place in refrigerator and allow to chill.
- When gelatin is about ¾ of the way set, add container of thawed whipped topping to bowl and mix with electric mixer. Combine well.
- Take angel food cake and cut in half horizontally to create two layers. Spread gelatin and whipped topping mixture on bottom layer. Replace top layer and cover entire cake with remaining gelatin/whipped topping combination. Store finished cake in refrigerator.
And here we have the lovely finished product. The ‘fluff’ frosting is so forgiving so it’s perfect for any level baker, even kids!
And here’s a tip: try mixing it up a little. I’ve used orange gelatin in the past as well and it turned out so yummy! I also want to try black cherry. That’s definitely the next one on my list. But use what ever flavor is your favorite and come back here to let me know how it turns out!! See you soon!
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