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Under-the-Sea Cake

5 Hours 35 Minutes
35 Min Prep
5 Hr 35 Min Cook
A boxed cake mix is transformed into a kid's dream birthday cake with the clever use of blue gelatin, crushed wafers and assorted candies.
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
3/4 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
2 cups ice cubes
10 vanilla wafers, crushed
2 chewy fruit snack rolls
15 jelly beans
4 bear-shaped honey graham snacks
decorating gel
7 bite-size fish-shaped chewy fruit snacks
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Let's Make It
1
Line 13x9-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Prepare cake batter and bake in prepared pan as directed on package. Cool completely.
2
Invert cake onto platter; remove pan and foil. Use serrated knife to cut 1/2-inch-wide strip off each side of cake. Cut each strip lengthwise in half; set aside.
3
Spread trimmed cake with 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP. Stack cake strips around outside edges of cake to make rim; frost rim with remaining COOL WHIP. Refrigerate until ready to use.
4
Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice; stir until gelatin begins to thicken. Remove any unmelted ice. Pour gelatin into center of cake. Refrigerate 4 hours or until gelatin is firm. Decorate with remaining ingredients to resemble an aquarium as shown in photo.
Kitchen Tips
Cooking Know-How
Make sure cakes are completely cooled before frosting. A warm cake can cause the frosting to soften or melt.
Easy Cleanup
Lining the baking pan with foil makes for easy cleanup and easy removal of the cake from the baking pan.
Substitute
Prepare using your favorite flavor of cake mix.
Nutrition
Calories
240
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
10%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 250mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates 39g
14%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 25g
50%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
4%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
16 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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