Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Coconut Raspberry Jello Cake

We recently lost my Grandma in February.
Which officially made me grandparent-less. 
I'm still trying to come to terms with that.
It's been almost 4 months and I still can not wrap my head around her being gone. 
She's one of those women who I believe would live forever.
It's going to take a LONG time for that hole in my heart to heal, if it ever does.  
To be honest with ya, I'm fighting back the tears as I type this. 
Grandma made an amazing Mandarin Orange Cake.
As soon as I saw this recipe it reminded me of her and her cake. 
With her in mind I knew I had to make it. 

If you look over at Lovely Little Snippets, where I found this you will see that I have semi renamed it. 
Since it has more coconut flavour than raspberry I thought the coconut should come first. 
No matter what you call this cake, you're sure to love it.
I've decided next time I'm going to make a coconut lime jello cake. 

Adapted from: Lovely Little Snippets

What you'll need...
  • 1 white cake mix (along with whatever you need to make the cake on the box)
  • 1 tsp coconut extract (I used 2)
  • 1 small box raspberry jello
  • 1 large container cool whip
  • 1 small box coconut pudding mix (all I could find was a cook & serve coconut cream)
  • coconut for topping (optional)

What you'll do...
  1. Prepare your cake according to the package directions WITH the addition of the coconut extract.
  2. Bake and allow your cake to cool completely.
  3. After cake is cooled use a straw/skewer to poke holes ALL over your cake. 
  4. Mix your jello with 2 cups of hot water and pour over your cake, concentrating on the holes.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours to overnight.
  6. A few hours before serving, mix together your cool whip and pudding mix. 
  7. Frost the cold cake with the cool whip mixture and top with coconut.
  8. Refrigerate for another 2 to 3 hours. 

1 comment:

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandma. It is so hard to when some we love passes on.
I make a cake that is similar to this one. It is so yummy!

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