Monday, March 2, 2020

Jello Layer Cake -Green and Orange for St. Patrick's Day (or Halloween)

We've all heard of poke cakes that make stripes of color by poking holes in a baked cake and drizzling Jello into them. This Jello Layer Cake actually splits the batter into halves and mixes the Jello right into the batter. It creates a cake that has pretty colors and a fun fruity flavor. I made mine with orange and lime Jello for St. Patrick's Day (or Halloween). We all thought it was a tasty cake and a great way to bump up the flavor of a boxed cake mix. Don't hesitate to give it a try folks, for any holiday or occasion, and be sure to get the kids involved:@)
You could weigh or measure the batter for more even layers (I just estimated).

Jello Layer Cake-adapted from Taste of Home
1 box white cake mix, regular size
3 whole eggs
orange Jello, four serving size
lime Jello, four serving size
Frosting of choice-I used one can of white marshmallow flavored frosting
  1. Prepare two 9" cake pans. Line bottoms with parchment paper, spray pans and paper well with Bakers Joy or a similar spray. 
  2. Mix cake per box instructions, but sub 3 whole eggs for the whites.
  3. Split batter between two bowls, add one flavor of Jello to each bowl, mix well.
  4. Pour into cake pans, bake at 350 degrees for recommended time on box or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let sit in pans for 10 minutes, turn out onto rack, remove parchment paper and cool completely.
  6. Use frosting or icing as desired.


  1. This cake looks so festive and I bet tastes good too. :)

  2. What a cute idea! Love it Lynn! ☘️

  3. What a pretty cake, Lynn! I’d be just guessing, too, instead of weighing. I’d love a slice right about now.

  4. That's a lovely quote, Lynn. It is authentic in so many levels, and one of the best life quotes you have shared. To discover something we never knew existed and to work on that one thing for a lifetime is a goal in itself. To truly share our learnings with others is the biggest life achievement of all.

  5. Nothing better than a jello cake. And this one is so petty to look at.

  6. The colors are so fun and festive for St. Patrick's day. Looks yummy! I love your blog name! I'm visiting from Craftastic Monday.

  7. That looks pretty and delicious. Pinned.

  8. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at the Snickerdoodle Link Party - this will be one of my features this Saturday!


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