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Christmas Rainbow Cake

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recipe is ready in 2-5 hrs time: 2-5 hrs

serves/makes:   10


recipe id: 29402

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1 package white cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare
1 package (3 ounce size) cherry gelatin powder (or other red color)
1 package (3 ounce size) lime gelatin powder
2 cups water, boiling
1 Cool Whip


Prepare cake mix as directed on package. Bake in two 8 inch or 9 inch layer pans. Cool.

Place cake layers, top sides up, in 2 clean layer pans; prick each cake with utility fork at 1/2 inch intervals.

Dissolve each flavor gelatin separately in 1 cup of boiling water and carefully spoon each over one of the cake layers. Chill 3 to 4 hours.

Dip one cake pan in warm water for 10 seconds; turn out onto serving plate. Top with 1 cup of the whipped topping. Unmold second layer; place carefully on the first layer.

Frost top and sides with remaining whipped topping. Chill.

Garnish with flattened gum drops, cut to resemble holly berries, if desired.


431 calories, 18 grams fat, 61 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein per serving.
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Dec 7, 2009

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I was glad to find this recipe online. I made it YEARS ago from the same recipe I found in a magazine and it's wonderful. Very festive but not tacky, tasty but not too sweet, it's a winner in my recipe book.

Tips and tricks:
Do NOT use a regular fork - it MUST be a utility fork as the recipe states; otherwise you'll get too many tiny holes and your cake will look like a Christmas mess. A utility fork is one like you use for barbeque's - only two large tines.

Be sure you use a whipped topping and NOT traditional icing like the recipe calls for otherwise the cake will be too sweet for most tastes. No one puts icing on their Jello but they do put whipped topping so use common sense here.

Follow the directions exactly as they are written and it will turn out great. I've made it many times for company and they are always impressed! Everyone always asks: "How did you do that?!"

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