Bake A Cake; A Kid’s Christmas Cake

If I knew you were comin’, I’d've baked a cake, baked a cake, baked a cake.  If I knew you were comin’, I’d've baked a cake, howdy do, howdy do, howdy do….

My niece, nephew and I sing and dance to that fun song every time they come for a visit.

I wish YOU could sing and dance with us; it’s so much fun!

Since it’s that time of year, you should make this Christmas Cake and share it with your family.  Then, you could sing, dance and have a fun and yummy time like we do!  Ask your parents to get the CD, “Cookin’ with Carolyn” by Carolyn Martin.  Ask nicely and with a smile. :)

About the cake…I used to make this many moons ago.  Not even sure where I learned it from, but it is still fun and easy to make.  

You could even change the color of jello and m&m’s for a different holiday.  Just think of all the wonderful holiday M&Ms…valentines, easter, fourth of july…the possibilities are endless! 

Step 1:  Gather the ingredients and supplies.

Step 2:  Mix the cake batter, pour into 2 round cake pans and get it in the oven!

Step 3:  While the cake is baking, mix up the jello. Don’t stick it in the fridge, just set it aside on the counter.

Step 4: After the cakes are baked, poke holes all over with a fork.

Step 5: Pour the red jello over one cake and the green jello over the other.  Now, stick it in the fridge for at least an hour.  You could even leave it overnight and finish the cake tomorrow.  It’s your world, do as you wish!

Step 6: While the cakes are chilling, make the whipped cream frosting.  The how-to is in this post. (you could use other frostings, I just prefer whipped topping because it’s so easy, yummy and has no fake stuff in it. Fake is bad, very bad.)

Step 7:  Now it’s time to frost the first layer.  Use an offset spatula if you have one, it works the best!

Step 8: Place the second cake on top and cover with more yummy frosting.  Life is good :)

Step 9: If you want to be fancy pants, use the tip of the spatula to make little puffy curly things.

Step 10: Then start adding the beloved M&Ms.  I thought it was fun to create a pattern, but you can do yours any way you want. Remember, this is your creation!

Step 11:  Cut a piece, put on the “bake a cake” song and have fun with someone you love!

Merry Christmas and Happy Cooking!

Love, Lori

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 8:50 am and is filled under Easy.

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  1. Kids Cooking says:
    December 6, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Very festive, will have to try this out with my kids!

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