Pastel De Gelatin – 4th of July Style

My tia makes the best jello cake. She calls them “Pastel de Gelatin.” I personally don’t care what she calls them as long as I get my slice. This year I took my personal stab at it and bought it out in true 4th of July style. One fork in you’ll make jello cakes a part of your summer too!


  • 1 – white cake mix
  • 1 – 6 oz. box of strawberry jello
  • 1 – 6. Oz box of blue jello
  • 2 – cups boiling hot water
  • a fork
  • 1/2 – pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 – basket fresh strawberries
  • 24 – ounces cool whip


  1. Bake cake per the instructions on the box in two 8 inch round pans lined with wax paper.
  2. Boil water, then place the cherry jello in one bowl and the blue jello in the other bowl. Add 1 cup of water into both bowls. Stir to completely dissolve gelatin. Set each bowl to the side.
  3. Remove cakes from oven and poke about twenty holes into each cake with a fork. Then slowly pour 1 cup of the liquid jello mixture over each cake. The first cake gets poured with red, and the second cake gets poured with blue.
  4. Place cakes in the fridge to set for 4 hours.
  5. Then carefully remove cakes from pan. Remove wax paper from the bottom of the cakes. Place one of the cake layers on a plate.
  6. Take a scoop of cool whip and frost the top of the first layer of cake, then top with blueberries.
  7. Add the second layer of cake and frost the entire cake. Sprinkle with strawberries.
  8. Place back in the fridge to chill for at least an hour.
  9. Enjoy!



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