Friday, June 10, 2016

Raspberry-Lemonade Cake

This cake looks and sounds delicious and uses the best of convenience foods to make it quick and easy to prepare.

Love the idea of a poke cake and the addition of frosting and Cool Whip . . . can't wait to try this!

This recipe and photo comes from Betty Crocker.


1 cup very hot water
1 box (4-serving size) Jell-O™ raspberry-flavored gelatin
1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
1/2 cup frozen (thawed) lemonade concentrate
1/4 cup water 
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 egg whites
1 container Betty Crocker™ Whipped vanilla frosting
1 cup Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries, if desired
Lemon peel strips, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). 

Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. 

Mix hot water and gelatin until gelatin is completely dissolved.  Cool slightly.
Beat cake mix, 1/4 cup of the gelatin mixture, 1/4 cup of the lemonade concentrate, the water, oil and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan. 

Reserve remaining gelatin mixture and lemonade concentrate.
Bake 25 to 31 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 

Poke warm cake every inch with fork tines. Remove 1 tablespoon of the reserved gelatin mixture to microwavable small bowl.  In another bowl, mix remaining gelatin mixture and remaining 1/4 cup lemonade concentrate and pour slowly over cake. 

Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Fold together frosting and whipped topping.  Frost cake. 

Microwave 1 tablespoon gelatin mixture uncovered on High 10 seconds to liquefy. Place small drops of gelatin mixture over frosting; with spoon or toothpick, swirl gelatin into frosting. 

Garnish each piece with raspberries and lemon peel strips. 

Store covered in refrigerator.

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