Red Zinger Cake

"This cake is so easy to make and is one of my DH's favorite. Tastes better than a zinger that you remember as a child... or even now."
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Ready In:




  • Preheat oven to 350°F Grease bottom only of 13x9 pan.
  • Prepare cake batter by beating cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the raspberry jello powder.
  • Pour into prepared pan (13x9).
  • Bake aproximately 30 minutes or until golden brown (follow baking time on cake box).
  • Remove cake from oven and immediately poke holes all over the cake with a fork and then pour the condensed milk all over the top;.
  • spread raspberry preserves over that and let the cake cool completely. (optional: add 1 Tbls Chambord raspberry liquer to preserves).
  • Top with Cool Whip and then sprinkle with coconut.

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  1. FABULOUS! I made this months ago & forgot to rate it. The only change I made was to use a Strawberry cake mix. I will be making this again for Christmas guest & think I'll color the coconut green for a festive look! Thank you so much for a great recipe!
  2. Made this according to the directions, we were not impressed but with that being said, it's a good cake just not for me or my family. Someone who enjoys raspberries will really enjoy this.
  3. This is what zingers wish they were! I made it myself and I still can't believe it tastes like this! It's one of those total kitchen magic recipes. So all the cake mixes are now 15oz . I got the dunkin Hines golden cake mix and just made the cake per box instructions ( less water, and butter instead of oil, 3 eggs) adding the raspberry gelatin per this recipe, followed the recipe for everything else . I've already declared I want this for my birthday cake every year now, AND it's easy enough that anyone can make it for me !
  4. Soooo good! I love raspberry zingers & this tastes just like them.
  5. Quick, easy and tasty.


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