Cherry-Streaked Gelatin Cake

Bake this cherry flavored gelatin cake topped with whipped topping and garnished with gumdrop hearts - perfect dessert for birthday party.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

1
(1 lb. 2.25-oz.) pkg. white cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
1/4
cup oil
3
egg whites

Topping

1
(3-oz.) pkg. cherry flavor gelatin
1
cup boiling water
1
cup cold water
1
(8-oz.) container frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon almond extract
3
to 4 drops red food color

Garnish

12
gumdrop hearts, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare cake mix as directed on package using 1 1/4 cups water, oil and egg whites. Pour batter into sprayed pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Add cold water; stir until gelatin is cooled.
  • 4 With handle of small wooden spoon or with chopstick, poke holes randomly into top of cake, varying depth of holes. Slowly pour cooled gelatin over top of cake.
  • 5 In medium bowl, combine whipped topping, powdered sugar and almond extract; mix gently to blend. Add food color until of desired color. Spread over top of cake. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until serving time.
  • 6 Just before serving, garnish with gumdrop hearts. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    350
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    320mg
    320%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    63g
    63%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    40g
    40%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 3 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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