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Wearing o’ Green Cake

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
    15 servings

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.

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