Strawberry Jell-O Cake Recipe
1 (3 oz.) box strawberry Jell-O gelatin
1/2 cup hot water
1 box white cake mix (do NOT make cake according to package)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup cooking oil
4 eggs (beaten and added ONE AT A TIME)
1 cup drained, crushed strawberries (reserve juice to use later in icing)
1/2 stick butter (soft, but not melted)
1 (1 lb.) box powdered sugar
Juice of strawberries (from crushed strawberries above), enough to mix well, about 4-6 berries
Directions for cake:
Dissolve Jell-O in 1/2 cup hot water and set aside.
Mix together dry cake mix, baking powder, oil, then eggs (one at a time).
Add Jell-O mixture and strawberries (drained and crushed).
Pour into 3 greased and floured 8-inch cake pans and bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Directions for icing:
Mix ingredients until spreading consistency is achieved. Don't make too juicy. A few sliced strawberries may be added if desired. Can also add 1 cup chopped pecans.
Spread between layers and on top of cooled layers. Garnish with additional strawberries if desired.
Refrigerate and enjoy!
Note: This cake is BEST when refrigerated - good if not cold, but absolutely wonderful after chilling.
From: Tasty Temptations from First Baptist cookbook