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Yum. What do you do when you’ve stocked up on cherry jell-o and cake mixes?

This is a very easy-to-make and frugal dessert, and could be easily dressed up with a little frozen whipped toppingĀ  added on top. I think the Jello cost around 50 cents, the cake mix about a dollar, and then a little extra for the oil and eggs that the mix needed.

I would like to say that if you don’t like soft cake, this isn’t for you. It turns out very moist, but very crumbly and best eaten with a bowl & spoon. Also very delicious, but if you want a firm cake, don’t use this. (Letting it sit a day really improves the texture, in my opinion.)

I started out with a dark chocolate Pillsbury cake mix, the brand which seems to turn out the best when making denser chocolate cakes. No idea whether the claim to have a cup of pudding in the mix for an “extra moist cake” is true, but it works.

Yegads, the cake had expired last decade — December 31, 2009 to be exact — but I went ahead and used it, teehee. Added water, oil, and eggs, let my stand mixer get to work, and popped it in the oven.

By the time the cake is done, prepareĀ  a small (4-serving) box of cherry jello based on what the box said. No need to chill the jello — I let the liquid hang out on the counter in a measuring cup. Using a fork, punch holes all over the top of the cake. (Note: the cake will crumble less if it has been cooled first) then poured the liquid jello over the cake, which was really absorbent. Chill, then serve.

Success! Bon appetit, mes amis.

I didn’t use a recipe, besides following the directions on the packages. My inspiration was that my grandma used to do something similar with some kind of cake and lemon jello, and it’s hard to go too far wrong when combining desserts sugar.

I didn’t use a recipe, besides following the directions on the packages. My inspiration was that my grandma used to do something similar with some kind of cake and lemon jello, and it seemed kind of hard to go too far wrong.
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