December 16, 2013

A Pinch of This and a Pinch of That Christmas Colored Cake with Jello

Ever need an easy dessert for the holidays, maybe a cake that's not completely plain and need it fast? How about jazzing up a boxed cake mix with a red and green theme?

Take a Pound Cake Mix and after preparing the batter, divide it into three portions - make them as equal or unequal as you like.

I added one small box of Lime Jello to one portion, squirted some Red Food Coloring into another portion, left the basic batter plain and then layered each into the loaf pan.  I swirled them a bit to make the irregular design.

You could use Cherry or Strawberry Jello and Green Food Coloring to switch it up.  A layer cake or sheet cake would also work instead of a pound cake.

Add some whipped cream and you have a quick and easy treat.

I don't remember where I got the little Christmas teapot from, but since tea is my main drink, this ornament makes me smile.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy...


Craftymoose Crafts said...

That's a great tip, Gloria! It's quick, festive and just the thing when company's coming!

Gloria said...

It came about because I had a box of Lime Jello and knew no one would eat it- ha, so into the cake and now it's Christmas cake. It does give a festive look. Thanks, Debbie!

Linda said...

It looks wonderful...great idea and so simple too...thank you for your comment.

Magic Love Crow said...

This is a great idea Gloria!!! I love it! Thank you! Your little tea pot is cute! I love tea too ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Gloria said...

Nice to make when you're too tired to get fancy in the kitchen. Thanks for stopping by.

Gloria said...

Thanks, Stacy! Me and my tea, wherever I am, it's not far away. lol Have one beside me right now. Happy shovelling!