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