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Raspberry lemonade Jell-o Cake

As I was preparing for the baby’s first birthday party I started considering what cake to make.  My husband’s all time favorite is Jell-o cake and I thought it would be fun to try it.  I also made it a pink camo cake which was fun too!  The cake turned out awesome, Grammy touted it as the best cake I’ve made yet and my sister even asked to take a piece home to her fiancee.  This just doesn’t happen because my deserts are usually considered too healthy…

I started with the white cake recipe from an earlier blog post and changed it slightly, it came out so much fluffier than the original recipe that I updated that recipe.  You can find the improved version here:  white cake recipe

In order to make the cake camo colored I added red food coloring to the batter and mixed it well. I scooped dolops of the batter randomly around the pan and changed the color in the remaining batter.  I repeated this process about four times, using 3 shades of pink and 2 shades of purple until I had covered the pan and used all the batter.  I also used this process with the whipped topping to make the frosting camo colored.

 

Raspberry Lemonade Jello Cake

Raspberry Lemonade Jello Cake


Raspberry Lemonade Jell-o Cake

1. Make white cake  according to the recipe.

2. add 1 tsp of raspberry flavoring to the cake batter.

3. baked it following the recipe directions, remove it from the oven to cool.

4.  poke holes all over the top using a fork.

5. prepare the “Jell-o”

6. Spoon liquid over the baked cake, making sure to get it into the holes.  Chill in refrigerator.

7. Prepare whipped topping, mix in 1/2 tsp raspberry extract and 1/2 tsp lemon extract

8. Spread topping over cake, chill and serve.

 

Homemade Jell-o

1 cup 100% fruit  juice of choice – I used white grape raspberry

1 package gellatin

 

directions:

1. pour juice into a pan

2. Sprinkle Gellatin over cold juice.  Mix well

3. bring to a boil, stirring frequently

for regular Jell-o this can be poured into cups and chilled in the refrigerator.

 

Whipped Topping (replacement for cool-whip)

2 Cups Heavy Whipping cream

1/4 Cup Honey (or to taste)

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

directions

1. Whip heavy cream until soft peaks form

2. Add honey and vanilla. Mix well

 

Easy Vanilla Ice cream

2 C heavy cream

1 C milk

1/2 c honey

1/8 c stevia (cup for cup like sugar)

1 Tbsp vanilla

1 tsp almond extract

Directions:

put all ingredients in ice cream maker and churn according to machine directions

or

mix ingredients together then freeze flat in a gallon size baggie.  Once frozen break up and put into food processor, blend until smooth. YUM!

This recipe was adapted from a recipe I found on allrecipes.com see the original recipe here

 

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White Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing and Cherry Banana Ice Cream

Before starting my new lifestyle, my downfall was cake and icing.  If the changes I have made weren’t so important to me I would have given in to this temptation on several occasions.  To this date, it has been over three years since I have had a piece of cake.  As my daughter’s first birthday approached I attempted a whole wheat carrot cake, which was an utter failure.  So imagine how thrilled I was when I found a home made cake recipe in this month’s Friend which seemed oh so easy to convert.  I think I have found this years birthday cake – and it won’t be served to the trash can like last year 🙂  The cake is a little more dense than I would like, but I have a few ideas to fix that… when I do I will repost with a new recipe!  As for the ice cream, I have made ice cream in the past with an ice cream maker… it turned out good but this recipe which was originally found on pinterest is so easy that it can be made any time, without special tools, extra noise or extra mess.  We now make it frequently and it has changed significantly from the original recipe.

So here are the recipes:

White Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour

3/4 Cup whole wheat baby cereal

1 Tbsp Cornstarch

3 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 butter softened

1 cup honey

1/4 cup water

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup milk

6 egg whites

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees, prepare three 9 inch round cake pans

2. Sift the flour 2-3 times then sift with cornstarch, Baking powder and salt.  Add cereal and mix well.

3. In a large bowl, cream honey and butter.  Stir in water, milk and vanilla.

4. Gradually add flour into wet mixture, mixing well after each addition.

5. In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.  Gently fold egg whites into batter.

6. Divide the batter between the 3 prepared pans.  (for a fun look, you may want to color each portion before pouring into pans)

7. Bake in preheated oven for 25 min, or until a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean.

8. Remove from oven, allow to cool, in pans, on wire racks for 1 hour. remove from pan and allow layers to cool another 30 min on wire racks.

9. Spread frosting between each layer and over entire cake

Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

1 pkg cream cheese

6 Tbsp Honey

2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp water

Put all ingredients into a bowl.  Mix well.   spread over cake

Cherry Banana Ice Cream

1 Banana (peeled and frozen)

3 Tbsp heavy cream (use milk for a lighter version)

1 Tbsp honey (for less sugar leave this out or use 1/8 tsp stevia)

1 tsp vanilla

2 Tbsp chopped almonds

3-4 Frozen cherries

combine all ingredients in a food processor, blend well and serve.  If mixture seems too thick add a small amount of milk or cream until it reaches desired consistency.  (This can be refrozen but it takes some time to thaw enough to eat.)

Enjoy!

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