RECIPE: Grandma's Christmas Cake

Grandma’s Christmas Cake
Author: Wanda Brunstetter
Recipe type: Dessert
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For Cake:
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • 1 small (3 ounce) box red Jell-O
  • 1 small (3 ounce) box green Jell-O
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub Cool Whip
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub Cool Whip
For Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl and set aside. In mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl frequently and pour into two greased and floured 9-inch round pans.
  2. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done. Cool. Prick cakes several times with a fork and leave in pans. Dissolve red Jell-O in 1 cup boiling water and carefully pour over one cake. Dissolve green Jell-O in 1 cup boiling water nd pour over other cake. Refrigerate overnight or for a few hours.
  3. Take cakes out of pans using a spatula and put on a plate, one on top of the other, spreading filling between layers (see recipe below). Frost cake with cool whip. Decorate with red and green sprinkles if desired.

For Filling:

  1. In a bowl, mix cream cheese and Cool Whip until combined.
If you have trouble removing the cakes from the pans, try placing the bottom of the pans in a shallow sink of warm water for 2-3 minutes.

This will make a fluffy cake. It shouldn’t turn out lopsided unless you’d like to purposely do so by shaving off part of the cake.

This weeks recipe is brought to you by Kristin from A Simply Enchanted Life
Kristin is a stay-at-home mom to six beautiful girls. She enjoys reading, photography, aromatherapy, Sims (2 and 4), Star Wars, The Legend of Zelda, and the random show about crime scene forensics, particularly Bones. Although she has been known to binge on NCIS on occasion.
A self-described dreamer, Kristin enjoys all things bookish. She identifies herself as a Sith and was sorted into Slytherin House—making her a Sitherin.
Kristin enjoys large cups of coffee, music by Lindsey Stirling and curling up with a good book.
In addition to her hobbies, Kristin also advocates for awareness of invisible illnesses such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, POTS, Chronic Migraines and Orthostatic hypotension. Her dream is to see a world where people are accepted for all their perfect imperfections. For we are all truly, fearfully and wonderfully made.

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