Wearing o' Green Cake Recipe
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Wearing o' Green Cake Recipe

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One bite of this moist, colorful cake and you'll think you've found the pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow. It's the perfect dessert to round out your St. Patrick's Day feast. —Marge Nicol, Shannon, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Green sprinkles


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cool on a wire rack 1 hour. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water and set aside.
  2. With a meat fork or wooden skewer, poke holes about 2 in. apart into cooled cake. Slowly pour gelatin over cake. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Fold in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Decorate with sprinkles. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Wearing O' Green Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p21

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"Great recipe! A hit with the family!"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"Made this cake for the grandkids, THEY LOVED IT!!! Will make again! Great recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"Awesome but with some flavor changes! I used lemon cake mix and jolly rancher watermelon jello and then frosted with lemon pudding. Then to make it a little healthier I used egg beaters and fat free whip topping. Was a big hit with my whole family. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2015

"This was easy and so delicious! It took longer to make than to eat it. I precut the cake before I frosted it and by the time I put it on the table and went for a plate for me it was just about gone! :-)"

Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"This was sop easy to make and delicious. I made it for St. Patrick's Day and then I made it again to bring to book club but I used strawberry gelatin and covered the top with sliced strawberries. Everyone loved the cake."

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