Saturday, October 17, 2009
DIVE IN CAKE
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
2 cups boiling water 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 cup cold water
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP, thawed
Decorations like teddy grahams, gummy animals and rings, scrapbook materials and umbrellas
1. PREPARE and bake cake mix in 13×9-inch baking pan as directed on package. Cool completely. Invert cake onto large platter; remove pan. Using a serrated knife, cut and scoop out a shallow rectangle from center of cake, leaving a 2-inch border of cake on all sides and a thin layer of cake on the bottom. Reserve removed cake for snacking or other use.
2. STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1-1/4 hours or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Pour thickened gelatin into center of cake. Refrigerate 3 hours or until set.
3. FROST borders of cake with whipped topping. Decorate with remaining ingredients as desired to resemble a swimming pool. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.