106 Reviews

Karen...Great recipe....made it with strawberry jello and then after "frosting" it with the cool whip, I arranged fresh, sliced strawberries on the top!!! YUMMY!!!! It is by far our favorite for hot days, so light and refreshing!!! Thank you, Karen, for posting it!!!!

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Amy V May 28, 2002

I made this as a birthday cake for my husband. Used a Betty Crocker French Vanilla cake, and strawberry jelly, with fresh strawberries. I used whipped cream in place of cool whip. Lots of 'mmm mmmm's' to be heard, thanks Karen!

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Evie* August 05, 2002

I made this cake for my niece's birthday. Very beautiful and colorful. I was impressed with how moist the cake was. I used strawberry jello. The Cool Whip frosting was light and not so sickeningly sweet like those buttercream frostings. Thanks for sharing this recipe. A hit with both kids and adults.

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ratherbeswimmin' February 03, 2003

I made this for my Grandmothers birthday and it was a big hit. I used Cherry jello and arranged stemmed cherries around the bottom. This was a very moist cake and not difficult to make either. Thanks for posting Karen.

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Shari2 June 20, 2002

Big hit for DD's birthday tonight. Very, very moist and delicious!! I used strawberry jello and put strawberries on top, looked great, tasted even better. Oh and did I mention this is sooo easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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Dana-MMH June 13, 2002

I have made this several times. Strawberry is the favorite in our house also. It is very light and refreshing in the warmer weather and it is soooo easy to make!

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Karen=^..^= May 27, 2002

This is a easy and great tasting cake. If you can belive it, my 6 year old does not like any type of whipped topping so I left it off to be added to the individual servings. Thanks for the recipe.

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StaceyB September 20, 2002

My family has had this recipie for a long time, and I have never known anyone else who has had this cake before. It is the best for summer picnics and potlucks, and it is nice to know that others enjoy this recipie also.

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dancin fool September 15, 2002

This is an easy and tasty recipe. I used white cake mix and strawberry jello, but as the other reviewers suggest, this recipe has infinite possibilities. I've found it isn't even necessary to add the cold water to the jello before drizzling over the cupcakes. It's fine just with the hot water, thus saving one more step. I also make mine into cupcakes rather than a traditional layer cake. The recipe makes about 22 cupcakes filling them 2/3 of the way, and they're done baking in about 15 minutes. I also fold a package of vanilla pudding in with the light cool whip when making the frosting and tint with gel food coloring according to my fancy and then pipe it onto the cupcakes. These cupcakes are always gone in minutes and everyone asks for the recipe.

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Haydee October 12, 2009

Loved this. I used pineapple cake and pineapple jello. When I poured the jello liquid over the cake I thought wow that is too soggy but it soaked up nicely after refrigeration.

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misscain September 01, 2012
Jello Cake