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jello in cake mix?

post #1 of 18
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I was contemplating putting a small box of strawberry jello in a boxed Strawberry cake mix... has anyone ever tried this?
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post #2 of 18
I have done that, just add some extra liquid (about a 1/2 cup extra I think it was) and an extra egg.

I did that a lot at the nursing home I worked at as we only got 2 flavors of cake mix and I liked to make other flavors and colors for fun(and we had to use them, low-sugar/salt kind, much as I would rather have done scratch.)

I treat it just like as box of pudding that you would add, just some more liquid and it works great! Pretty colors too!
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post #3 of 18
I've done it with blue jello for my son's blues clues cake. I didn't add anything extra. I just sprinkled the jello into the cake mix until I got the color and taste I wanted. It turned out good. Of course I have a very bad habit of not measuring things. That is probably why I'm a much better cook than I am a baker icon_rolleyes.gif .
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post #4 of 18
I've done it with blue jello for my son's blues clues cake. I didn't add anything extra. I just sprinkled the jello into the cake mix until I got the color and taste I wanted. It turned out good. Of course I have a very bad habit of not measuring things. That is probably why I'm a much better cook than I am a baker icon_rolleyes.gif .
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post #5 of 18
I've done it, but I don't think you will need an entire box...... just sprinkle and stir and taste until you get the look and taste you want...... you can save the rest for another cake, or put some in the icing......... It is GOOD !
post #6 of 18
I've used the strawberry jello in a straw. cake, also added about 1/2 cup of pureed real strawberries....turned out SUPER YUMMY!!!
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post #7 of 18
My strawberry cake recipe is a White mix with strawberry jello and pureed frozen strawberries plus the extender. I just made one yesterday to complete rave reviews.

I think that adding it to an already strawberry flavored cake might make it a little overkill....but that is just me.


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post #8 of 18
Hey, I never thought about doing this!! I've been wanting a good recipe for strawberry cake that starts with a white mix.
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post #9 of 18
I have used a recipe for strawberry cake which includes a box of strawberry Jello. I found the cake way too sweet, but it had a very pretty pink colour.
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by CarolAnn

Hey, I never thought about doing this!! I've been wanting a good recipe for strawberry cake that starts with a white mix.



I have posted my complete recipe in the recipe section. I think it is easy strawberry cake from a mix or something like that.

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post #11 of 18
I tried orange JellO in one cake and cherry JellO in another cake - both were so weird!! The texture is almost rubbery. And way too sweet IMO.
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post #12 of 18
My recipe calls for :
-white cake mix
-strawberry jello (small box)
-1 cup finely chopped strawberries
-3/4 c. milk
-3/4 c. oil
4 large eggs
post #13 of 18
It's super yummy to make the straw. cake w/ jello, etc. into cake balls then roll in dark chocolate. Almost like a choc. covered strawberry in the middle of winter! icon_smile.gif
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post #14 of 18
I tried a strawberry jell-o cake recipe and found the cake to be very "gummy." It was a pretty color, but not something that I would try again. Perhaps it was the particular recipe I used because it seems like others get better results.
post #15 of 18
Hmm... I tried adding lime jello to a cake once hoping to get a lime cake and I ended up with a lime brick. The layers were half as tall as usual and had an unpleasant texture. Anyone care to guess what I managed to screw up? icon_confused.gif I wanted it to work, because WOW that would open up a whole lot of potential flavors!
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