Monday, September 12, 2011

Peach Jell-O Cake

I apologize to those who saw the first half of this post on Friday. I had written the post, but forgot to add the photos and so I took the post down. Now I have photos and am happy to share the recipe with you.

I began with a very simple yet really delicious white cake. All recipes say you can use a boxed mix for this, but I made the cake from scratch:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup almond milk (of course you can use regular milk, we just never have real milk in the house)
1/2 cup butter or margarine at room temperature
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

Put everything in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until very smooth. Pour into a 9x13 casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees 25-30 minutes.

Next, take a box of jell-o. I had a large box of peach jell-o. Mix with one cup boiling and stir until dissolved. Then I added two cups of ice. I just filled a two cup measuring cup with ice and poured in.

The jell-o will just star to gel. With a meat fork, poke many holes in the cake:

Pour the jell-o on top and allow it to seep into the holes of the cake. Refrigerate at least one hour. Then frost. I used a whipped cream frosting.

I loved the cake. My daughter does not like white cake, nor does she like peach, so I ended up eating a good portion of the cake myself. I was really pleased with the results.

Audrey :)


Christina said...

Crazy question lol - You don't happen to have a picture of a cut piece of cake do you? My aunt makes this every holiday (red, white, blue - red/green, etc). Everyone loves it. I tried making it once and mine just wasn't as "pretty" inside as hers. I was wondering if allowing the jello to chill more was the trick. I always tell her she leaves out parts of her recipes when she gives them to me so mine don't come out as good as hers haha.

Liz Mays said...

It sounds fantastic!