Just a little photo journey through our day making one of my favorite classic desserts. The boys got excited about helping (although, as you can see, Nathan passed out while it was in the oven,) and I was happy to watch them ooh and ahh over it.
This is a great summer dessert, one that my little brother and I always enjoyed during our visits to our great-grandmother's home in Orlando, Florida when we were kids.
PS. We called it "Jell-O Cake" but for fear of some sort of copyright issue, I'll call it but it's more familiar name for the purposes of this blog entry.
1 (4 serving sized) package of your favorite flavored gelatin
1 package of your favorite white cake mix
Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix box (I also added a little vanilla and almond extracts)
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
8oz tub of whipped topping
1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions, and pour into a lightly greased 13x9 and bake.
2. Cool cake approximately 1 hour. Poke holes all throughout the cake using a fork (or a kabob stick, like Jack did.) Stir boiling water and gelatin mix until completely dissolved, then add cold water. Pour over entire cake. Chill for at least 2 hours.
3. Top cake with whipped topping and chill another hour.