Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Don't Adjust the Color on your Monitor!

My kids love this cake. The colors are pretty vibrant, and shocking, the first time you see it. Deceptively easy to make, it's got a very fresh and springy/fruity sort of flavor.


1 Yellow Cake Mix, split in half
2 eggs, twice
3 tbsp oil, twice
5/8 cup water, twice
1 Box Orange Flavored Jello
1 Box Lime Flavored Jello
1 pint Whipping Cream
1 tsp Lemon Extract
1/2 cup sugar

Split the yellow cake mix in half: You will use approximately 1-3/4 cups mix for each layer. Beat the cake mix, one box Jello, 2 eggs, 3 tbsp. oil and 5/8 cup water for 2 minutes, until smooth. Pour into a greased & floured round layer pan. Repeat for the other flavor. Bake the layers at 350 for about 32 to 35 minutes, until they test done. Note that the tops of the cake will not rise as they do with most cakes, and may be sunken when the cake cool.

When the layers are completely cooled, beat the whipping cream with the lemon extract and sugar until quite stiff. Frost the cake with the whipped cream, and store it in the refrigerator.

This, with strawberry topped cheesecake, was our Easter dessert. It was all gone by Monday night, and would have been gone sooner had my girls not left the state 12 hours after dinner was over!

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