This JELL-O cake is a tidal wave of fun—complete with a shimmery gelatin pool and bear-shape graham snacks floating on chewy fruit rings.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 15 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
2 cups boiling water
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 cup cold water
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
56 Mini OREO Bite Size Cookies
6 bear-shaped graham snacks
5 ring-shaped chewy fruit snacks
4 bite-size fish-shaped chewy fruit snacks
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Let's Make It
Prepare cake batter and bake in 13x9-inch pan as directed on package. Cool completely. Invert cake onto platter; remove pan. Use serrated knife to cut and scoop out shallow rectangle from center of cake, leaving 2-inch border of cake on all sides and thin layer on bottom. Reserve removed cake for snacking or other use.
Add boiling water to gelatin mixes in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/4 hours or until slightly thickened. (Or, see Shortcut Tip for quicker set method.) Pour into center of cake. Refrigerate 3 hours or until gelatin is firm.
Frost borders of cake with COOL WHIP. Decorate with remaining ingredients as desired to resemble a swimming pool. Keep cake refrigerated.
Insert bite-size fish-shaped and octopus-shaped chewy fruit snacks into gelatin "pool" before refrigerating.
For a quick-set gelatin, add 4 cups ice cubes to dissolved gelatin instead of the 1 cup cold water; stir 8 min. or until gelatin begins to thicken. Remove any unmelted ice. Pour thickened gelatin into center of cake; continue as directed.
Make it Easy
For easy removal of cake, line pan with foil before filling with batter.
How to Store
Keep cake refrigerated.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 42g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 15 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.