Jell-o cakes are popular at Amish gatherings. They are easy and fast to whip up. The cake’s popularity is an example of some of the more processed/prepackaged ingredients that are finding their way into Amish cooking. But the cake is yummy!:)
This is a photo of homemade Jell-o cake that I took at an Amish house. Yum! And this is a commonly used recipe for the cake, many Amish cooks use this:
1 box white cake mix
1 3 oz. package strawberry Jell-O
1 package frozen strawberries
1 container topping like Cool Whip
Bake cake according to directions. Mix Jell-o with 1 cup warm water. Make several holes in top of cake without going through and then pour Jell-o over cake, Thaw strawberries and pour onto the cake. Add Cool Whip over all and refrigerate until chilled.Serve.