Memom and Rainbow Cake

Memom (my mother) always liked to make the “rainbow cake” when either the family got together or for a grandkid’s favorite request or to take to church for pot luck suppers when she was still able to cook. One of the grandkids fell in love with this simple-to-make cake and requests it almost every year for his birthday for his mom to make him. (Memom would be so pleased if she were still with us today!)

It couldn’t be easier and makes a great cake to serve/take to church functions. Try you a slice soon!

And what makes this so special, for one of her school projects, our oldest granddaughter made a “cookbook, put together and bound, of “Memom’s Favorite recipes” and we pulled her favorite, especially her “handwritten’ recipes, and now all the children and granddaughters will have a lasting memory of her.

Rainbow Cake
2 baked 8- or 9=inch white cake layers, cooled (any box of white cake mix, cooked according to package instructions will do)
2 packages (3 oz. each) of any two flavors JELL-O Brand Gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 container (8-oz) Cool Whip, thawed (now I just may be apt to get the larger size for more/thicker frosting but the 8 oz always worked for Memom!)

Place cake layers, top slices up, in 2 clean layer pans; prick each cake with utility fork, at 1/2 inch intervals. Dissolve each flavor gelatin separately in 1 cup of the boiling water and carefully spoon each over one of the cake layers. Chill 3 to 4 hours. Dip one cake pan in warm water for 10 seconds; burn out onto serving plate. Top with one cup of the whipped topping. Unmold the second cake layer and place carefully on first layer. Frost top and sides with remaining whipped topping. ‘Chill.

Now wasn’t that easy? Kids love this! So do the grown-ups. Give it a try and I am sure Memom will be smiling from above! Have a great week next week!


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