Stir a package of JELL-O Gelatin into a box cake mix for this Layered Lemon Tres Leches Cake. Enjoy this milky lemon tres leches cake this weekend!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1/4 cup lemon juice
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, blending dry gelatin mix into batter before pouring into prepared pans. Cool cakes completely in pans.
Pierce cakes with large fork at 1/4-inch intervals. Blend next 3 ingredients in blender until well blended; slowly pour over cakes.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed. (Liquid will be absorbed slowly by the cakes.)
Mix 1/2 cup COOL WHIP and lemon juice in medium bowl with whisk until blended; stir in remaining COOL WHIP. Stack cake layers on plate, filling and frosting with COOL WHIP mixture.
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Ensure easy removal of cake layers by covering bottoms of cake pans with circles of parchment paper before filling with batter.
How to Serve Cake
Assemble cake on a cake stand or platter that has a rim as some of the cake's milk mixture will run out of the cake as it stands.
To add milk mixture to cake with less mess, pour milk mixture into clean plastic bottle with narrow squirt tip. Insert tip of bottle into hole in cake before gently squeezing milk mixture into hole. Continue across both cakes.
How to Store
Keep frosted cake refrigerated.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 47g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.