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Rainbow Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Rainbow Cake, by , is from Cooking in the Tropics 2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Snyder
Added: Thursday, November 13, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. milk
1/3 c. shortening or margarine
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
Hot water
Jell-O

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour an 8" X 8" baking pan. Mix all ingredients into a large bowl. Blend well. Beat another 3 minutes. Pour into the pan and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes.

While cake is cooling dissolve 1 package of Jell-O with 1 cup boiling water. Poke holes all over the cake with a fork. Pour Jell-O over the cake. Chill at least 4 hours. (Note: Cake doubles well for a 9" X 13" pan. Then it is your choice if you want to double Jell-O as well. One box will still work -- it will just have less red, blue, green (whatever color you picked) streaks running through it. It still tastes great! Or you could use two different kinds of Jell-O for a truly multi-colored effect.)

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a good cake for kids to learn on since there are no special instructions. From "A Little Basic Cookbook" -- for missionaries in Kenya.

 

 

 

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