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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 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."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"So easy to make and taste so refreshing!"

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"The cake was great, moist. great

St. Patrick's day cake."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"This is the best cake ever perfecto for St. Patrick's day partys"

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