Prep Time: Cook Time: as directed Yield: 8-12 servings
As I scour through countless family recipes that have been gathered through the years, I ran across this one. Obviously from the 1950's this cake recipe from Betty Crocker coincided with the introduction of color television programming. I can only imagine the excitement that such an invention brought to many homes. Good ol' Betty Crocker was part of the celebration, bringing color to dessert, as the family gathered together around the magical box of entertainment that stood front and center in their living rooms.
This is the recipe that was used in our family.
1 pkg of yellow cake mix 3 tbsp of jello powder, any flavor
remainder of jello powder 2 egg whites 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1/4 cup water
Add 3 tbsp jello powder to cake mix and bake according to the package directions.
While cake is baking make the frosting:
Mix all ingredients in a double boiler. Beat with an electric beater, until icing has soft peaks. Remove the pan from the boiling water, and continue to beat until the peaks stiffen.
Allow the frosting to cool, and then use it to frost the cooled cake.