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Cherry Dream Cake

I serve this cherry cake for holidays because it's so festive and easy. No one will know your secret is adding a package of cherry gelatin to a boxed cake mix! —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Directions

  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Cool cake on a wire rack for 3-5 minutes. Poke holes in cake with a meat fork or wooden skewer; gradually pour gelatin over cake. Cool for 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Carefully spread over cake. Top with the pie filling. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 245 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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