As Wayne and the kids were preparing dinner on Mother’s Day, someone asked what was for dessert. I said there was ice cream in the freezer if they wanted. However, Steven immediately volunteered to make Jello Cake instead. And he did. Jeff reminded us that he made it last year as well, and David made it often on his mission. It’s a great, easy dessert.

First, prepare a regular cake mix and bake it according to the directions. (We usually use a white cake mix in a 9×13 pan.) Just before it’s done baking, dissolve one 3 oz. package of jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Then stir in just 1/2 cup of cold water.

Poke the cake with a fork every inch or so and then carefully pour the jello all over the cake.

Go slowly to allow it some time to seep into the holes you made.

Chill for a couple of hours, then cut into pieces and serve with a dollop (this is a teen-aged size one) of whipped topping.