Jello Cake

READY IN: 8hrs 40mins
SERVES: 12-14
YIELD: 1 cake


  • 1
    (18 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 3
    eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13
    cup butter (or as called for by your cake mix) or 1/3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1
    cup water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1
    (3 ounce) box any flavor Jello gelatin
  • Cool Whip (for frosting)
  • fruit (to match the jello flavor) (optional)


  • Prepare cake according to package instructions.
  • Allow to cool completely in pans.
  • Using a fork, poke holes all over the top of the cake through to the bottom.
  • Prepare jello according to package instructions except do not allow it to set yet.
  • Pour jello slowly over the entire surface of the cooled cakes (cake will look soggy, but thats ok).
  • Chill cakes until jello sets completely (several hours or over night).
  • To remove cakes from pans, set the pan in a dish of hot water for 1 minute.
  • Remove to a serving platter.
  • Frost with the Cool Whip.
  • Garnish with fruit pieces.
  • Keep any uneaten cake covered and chilled.