Cherry-Streaked Gelatin Cake

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

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  • 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

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LOCATION

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.
  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

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.

Nutritional information

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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.