JELL-O "Dive-on-In" Cake

285 20 servings, 1/20 recipe (68 g) each
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20 servings, 1/20 recipe (68 g) each

How big a splash will this make at your kid’s party? We’re talking a tidal wave of fun complete with fluffy frosting, cookie decorations and colourful candies. Dive in and celebrate with this party-perfect dessert.

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  • Prepare cake batter and bake in 13x9-inch pan as directed on package. Cool completely.
  • Remove cake from pan; place on platter. Use serrated knife to cut and scoop out a shallow rectangle from centre of cake, leaving a 2-inch border on all sides and thin layer of cake on bottom. Reserve removed cake for snacking or other use.
  • Add boiling water to jelly powders in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice; stir until jelly begins to thicken. Remove any unmelted ice. Pour jelly into centre of cake. Refrigerate 4 hours or until jelly is firm.
  • Frost borders of cake with Cool Whip. Decorate with remaining ingredients as desired to resemble a swimming pool. Keep refrigerated.

Cooking Know-How

For easy removal of cake, line pan with foil before filling with batter.


  • 20 servings, 1/20 recipe (68 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings, 1/20 recipe (68 g) each
Calories 240
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 240mg
Carbohydrate 36g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 24g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* 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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  • kraftrecipegirl |

    This recipe was so much fun to make:) The kids flip out each time I make this. Its delicious and cool! Thanks Kraft for this wonderful and fun recipe!

  • 11babyboo12 |

    this was an awesome, fun and pretty easy cake to make, i made it for my niece and nephew. they loved it, as well as their friends

  • shkarnish |

    this is a perfect cake to serve to boys or girls. it is amazing to look at as well not only the kids are excited by it so are the adults. I have made it several times and everyone loves it. the cool whip is perfect to use instead of icing, you won't regret making this cakr for your child, or even someone else's, it's especially fun to make. T.T.F.N.