Wearing o' Green Cake Recipe

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

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4.5 58 68
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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
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.
With a meat fork or wooden skewer, poke holes about 2 in. apart into cooled cake. Slowly pour gelatin over cake. Cover and refrigerate.
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: 15 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • A chopstick or the handle of a small wooden spoon would also work for poking holes into the cake.
  • For extra fluffy frosting, first fold in 1 cup of whipped topping, then fold in the rest. This prevents the topping from deflating.
  • Try substituting white chocolate or cheesecake-flavored instant pudding mix for the vanilla mix.
  • Originally published as Wearing O' Green Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p21

    Nutritional Facts

    1 piece: 303 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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    • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
    • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1/2 cup cold water
    • TOPPING:
    • 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: 15 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • A chopstick or the handle of a small wooden spoon would also work for poking holes into the cake.
  • For extra fluffy frosting, first fold in 1 cup of whipped topping, then fold in the rest. This prevents the topping from deflating.
  • Try substituting white chocolate or cheesecake-flavored instant pudding mix for the vanilla mix.
  • Originally published as Wearing O' Green Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p21

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    xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 285404
    Reviewed Mar. 21, 2018

    "My 11 year old didn't like this....but then she is not a jello fan. My husband liked it and I thought it was okay. Something to note when poking holes in the cake is to not poke all the way through the cake! The jello, of course, seeps all the way to the bottom of the cake and then you don't have that pretty look when you cut into it."

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    Kimm User ID: 9316748 285043
    Reviewed Mar. 13, 2018

    "Its perfect"

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    BeckyJCarver User ID: 59111 284989
    Reviewed Mar. 12, 2018

    "My brother's favorite color is green so I made this for his birthday cake. It was so moist. The frosting was delicious. I'll be making this again this weekend for St Patrick's day."

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    Robin User ID: 9344194 284854
    Reviewed Mar. 10, 2018

    "Sounds yummy"

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    Penny User ID: 4223708 284666
    Reviewed Mar. 5, 2018

    "Used to make this back in the 70's......my sister loved poke cakes.....any jello or cake you can think of ..always good"

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    picklesconway User ID: 8622889 267790
    Reviewed Jun. 8, 2017

    "I'm perplexed. The pudding whisked with the milk never thickened. I could only find a 2.75 ounce box. Is that the problem? It's completely liquid. I'll just have to proceed with cool whip only as the frosting."

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    Amym267 User ID: 8779717 245606
    Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

    "Great recipe! A hit with the family!"

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    kbickel45 User ID: 7537348 245505
    Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

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

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    DJG55 User ID: 7799796 245047
    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."

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    grandmawa User ID: 8013760 227342
    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! :-)"

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