This cake is fantastic to have all year long - but I use it primarily in the summer because it's kept refrigerated so it's nice and cool.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
15
Yield:
1 - 7x11 inch cake
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare and bake marble cake as directed on the box.

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  • Poke holes in the cooled cake with a fork. Dissolve the strawberry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Pour the gelatin over the cake, and refrigerate for 2 1/2 hours.

  • Combine whipped topping, vanilla pudding, milk, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer on high speed for 3 to 5 minutes, until frosting is thick enough for spreading. Frost the cake, and serve. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 43.1g 14% DV; fat 2.7g 4% DV; cholesterol 2.6mg 1% DV; sodium 386.9mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
My family loved this cake! I will be making this cake again and again throughout the summer. I used a white cake mix instead of the suggested marble cake mix. I'm going to try other jello flavors such as lemon and orange. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2009
Not my favorite...won't make it again. Maybe it was me but I had a hard time with the frosting. I baked this cake for a birthday party. I also baked the Strawberry dream cake I from this site and that cake was fantastic. Had a hard time getting rid of this one. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
My family loved this cake! I will be making this cake again and again throughout the summer. I used a white cake mix instead of the suggested marble cake mix. I'm going to try other jello flavors such as lemon and orange. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2005
Great cake! Very easy. One man at the party I served it at commented that it's probably the best frosting he has ever tasted. I think this recipe is very adaptable...cocoa in the frosting different flavored jello and different flavored cake mix. How about lemon cake orange jello and vanilla frosting tinted yellow or orange? Oh oh with orange zest garnish? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2007
I USED TWO ENVELOPES OF THE TOPPING MIX TO GET IT THICKER AND MADE A TWO LAYER CAKE. IT WAS GOOD, BUT DEFINITELY BETTER THE NEXT DAY AFTER IT HAD CHILLED OVERNIGHT IN THE FRIDGE. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2007
Yummy frosting! We topped it with strawberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
The cook in my sorority house used to make this for us. I hadn't had it since college and decided to make it recently. It works great with an angel food cake base and cool whip on top. "Jello Cake" is one of my favorites and you can use any flavor of jello too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2009
Very very good. I had trouble getting my frosting thick enough I used 2 envelopes of whipped topping mix and even added a little confectioners sugar. Very good with fresh straberries on top! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
This was so simple and turned out perfectly. I followed the directions for the cake but made my frosting with actual whip cream instead of the mix. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2009
Not my favorite...won't make it again. Maybe it was me but I had a hard time with the frosting. I baked this cake for a birthday party. I also baked the Strawberry dream cake I from this site and that cake was fantastic. Had a hard time getting rid of this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2011
I only used the frosting part of this because I used another marble cake recipe (from scratch). So to comment on the frosting. I used it for 2 9 inch layers and had quite a lot of frosting left over but what I did was 2 cups of milk 2 envelopes of whipped topping mix 1 package of instant vanilla pudding mix 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup of confectioner's sugar (maybe more like 1/2-3/4 cup.. I just kept dumping more and more in until I was satisfied). Even with this plus whipping with a electric hand mixer for a long time it was very pudding like. I was still able to use it to frost the cake but not pipe it or make any shapes out of the frosting. I suggest cutting the milk in half or at least making it 1.5 cups vs. 2 cups and lessening the amount of pudding mix put in so you wouldn't need as much sugar to thicken. Leftover frosting isn't bad though once I finished my brother came and looked and immediately took a strawberry I hadn't used and dipped it in the extra frosting and ate it.. and then did it again. So it tastes great as dip for strawberries! Mine came out a tad sweet for the cake as I did do the gelatin thing as well. Read More
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