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Cherry-Streaked Gelatin Cake

Cherry-Streaked Gelatin Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12
Bake this cherry flavored gelatin cake topped with whipped topping and garnished with gumdrop hearts - perfect dessert for birthday party.
Updated January 27, 2011

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Most flavors of gelatin can be substituted for the cherry flavor for equally good results.
  • If heart-shaped gumdrops are unavailable, flatten large red gumdrops with a rolling pin (add sugar if they stick). Cut the flattened gumdrops with a heart-shaped canapé cutter.
  • If you bake this cake to bring to a party, frost the cake after you have reached your destination.
  • Try this simple recipe for your next family birthday party. Don’t forget to decorate the cake with colored candy sprinkles and birthday candles.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
21%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
40g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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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