Jello Cake

  • Yield : 8
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 35m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:35 h
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J-E-L-L-O – Even the simplest Jell-O dessert is a joy. Here is one dessert that will take your taste buds one step further.

Dale Begnaud in memory of his mother’s Cajun cooking.


  • 1 box white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box lemon or orange jello
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • rind of 1 lemon or orange, grated
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 stick oleo or butter
  • 2 lemons, juiced


Step 1

If you are preparing your own lemon or orange zest, scrape only the utmost top of the rind. The white of the rind is bitter.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, jello, water, vegetable oil, eggs and fruit rind.

Step 4

Pour into tube pan and bake for 1 hour.

Step 5

Remove from oven and, using a sharp knife, break away the cake from the edge of the pan. Punch holes around the top of the cake.

Step 6

For the topping, mix powdered sugar, 1/4 stick of oleo and the juice of the two lemons (or enough orange juice) to make a spreading consistency.

Step 7

Pour over the top of the cake while still hot and let it cool in the pan.

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