Christmas Strawberry Jello Shot Cake Recipe

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fresh Strawberries, Vodka Jello, Pink  Tinted Whipped Cream, A Moist  Festive  Party Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
green food color
(You can use a yellow cake mix if you're in a hurry!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine. finally, stir in vanilla. Take 1 cup of batter and add green food coloring to it. Pour rest of the batter into the prepared greased and floured pan then pour the green batter on top.

Bake at 350 degrees .

Mix in a glass bowl:
1 (3 ounce) package strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert (other flavor preferred)

1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup Rum, Vodka, Coconut Rum or favorite liqueur

1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces Cool Whip
Food coloring of choice (shown is red (pink)

 Bake cake  according to package directions. Dissolve Jello in 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup liqueur. Let cake and Jello cool. Prick cake all over with a fork. Pour Jello mixture over cake; refrigerate 1 hour. Beat pudding and milk. Add vanilla  and food coloring. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread on cake and chill.

Optional: Fresh Strawberries cleaned, sliced when in season or  use frozen, and one bottle strawberry ice cream syrup.
 Other jello package  suggestion combinations: orange jello and vodka, pineapple jello and coconut rum and lemon jello with limoncello, using other extracts and flavorings and they all are wonderful. Use whatever combo you like!


  1. oh yeah, LOcO cake... makes you silly - I like it, and only you would think of such a thing, great Claudia....

  2. Spiked cake...who knew?! I love it!

  3. What a pretty cake, and fun for a party! Who needs Jello Shots when you have Jello Shot CAKE! Awesome!

  4. What an excellent festive cake! I like that it is spiked with vodka or rum, so cool!

  5. Oh, very, VERY nice! Would make everyone start dancing on the tables.

  6. Really is cake to drink haha - love it with rum or vodka!



  7. WOW This is perfect for New Years Eve Claudia. The pineapple coconut combo would be great with pina coladas, a tropical Florida New Year!

  8. vodka and rum,wow,sounds so festive andlooks so good!

  9. Oh.. it seems so luxurios!
    I will make it, for sure.

  10. Un'idea geniale la tua torta per le festività.
    Ciao Daniela.

  11. What a fun idea - spiking cakes is always fun during the holidays and the colors just sing the season.

  12. Ha! Such a cool cake. Perfect for a party.

  13. Your cake is so pretty! Lovin the jello shots - such a fun idea!

  14. SO fun! My mom makes a jello cake toooo! But unfortunately, with no alcohol:( I'm gonna put in a suggestion...

  15. How to WOW the guests. Perfect!

  16. Very festive for Christmas or a party. Like the shot idea!


  17. Never underestimate the power of JELLO!...awesome cake, I never tired of making all kinds of Jello desserts in the seventies and eighties, and my children loved them. Now, my little grandchildren think it's some kind of "foreign object" from Mars!
    Your beautiful and yummy Jello cake brings back fond holiday memories!

  18. You had me at vodka~what a festive cake my dear!

  19. I've had jello shots, but never had them in a cake! Definitely festive--what fun!

  20. jello makes cake so moist, I love it


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