Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is the cake I always made for my youngest daughter's birthday when she was growing up. I used to frost it with white fluffy frosting, sprinkle it with shredded coconut and decorate it with a big red ribbon, like a Fluffy White Christmas Wreath, as she had a Christmas birthday. I lost my copy of the recipe and have been looking for it for years and was delighted to finally find it. I am posting it here so I never lose it again! It is a delicious cake with a lovely raspberry filling.


  1. Combine cake mix, sour cream, water and eggs in large bowl.
  2. Blend, then beat at medium speed 2 minutes until creamy.
  3. Spoon 1/3 of batter into well-greased and floured 10-inch fluted tube pan.
  4. Sprinkle with 1/2 the gelatin.
  5. Repeat layers.
  6. Spread remaining batter over gelatin to cover.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes, until cake springs back when lightly pressed.
  8. Cool in pan 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan; cool on rack.
  10. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
Most Helpful

This is such a great idea! Few changes - I made my own cake instead of using a box mix and I made it with less sugar than usual. Didnt add sour cream, just used butter milk (all I had at home) - We sprinkled some of the gelatin powder inbetween the layers and used the rest as a glaze! Just mixed it with a little water and icing sugar. - Added 1/2 cup choc chips to the batter to. Chocolate and berries....yummy! It was such a big hit. The rasberry taste was great, specially from the glaze and the cake had just the right sweetness in it because I didnt add much to the cake. Thanks for posting this one!

Judi90 October 28, 2007

Thank you for this wonderful recipe. 5 stars from my family and friends. The grandchildren also like it made with different flavoured gelatin. Bev pietzner, australia

bevjane50 May 11, 2007

A good cake, simple to make. A suggestion was made: how about chocolate pudding instead of the raspberrry gelatin. Has anyone tried that?

Jezski December 28, 2009