Berry Dream Cake


Berry Dream Cake

Berry Dream Cake

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


I use cherry gelatin to give a boxed cake mix an eye-appealing marbled effect.  It’s so festive-looking.  Top it with whatever fruit you like!

               Margaret McNeil                                                             Germantown, Tennessee


Berry Dream Cake Recipe


Berry Dream Cake

1 package white cake mix (regular size)

1 ½ cups boiling water

1 package (3 oz.) cherry gelatin (any flavor)

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

2 cups whipped topping

4 cups fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped (or fruit that matches the gelatin)


Prepare and bake cake batter according to package directions, using a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.

In a small bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve.  Cool cake on a wire rack 3-5 minutes.  Using a wooden skewer, pierce top of cake to within 1 inch of edge; twist skewer gently to make slightly larger holes.  Gradually pour gelatin over cake, being careful to fill each hole.  Cool 15 minutes.  Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.  Fold in whipped topping.  Carefully spread over cake.  Top with strawberries.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.     15 servings

* You can use any flavor of gelatin, just pick fruit that would go with the color of gelatin you’re using.


(Recipe for Berry Dream Cake was in, 2015)