Occasionally there is a recipe that I’ve made that I just have no passion for. It’s not that it’s not a perfectly fine recipe, it’s more that it is just not my thing.
I let my son pick out the Jell-O and the cake mix for this recipe. We used lemon cake and lime Jell-O. Technically there was nothing wrong with this recipe. It was fine, it made a cake. I am sure I could’ve done something fabulous with icing or frosting or decoration to make this into more than it was, but I honestly just did not care enough to bother. The cake stuck to the pan and broke. It didn’t look pretty any more. I had enough stuff going on that I just didn’t bother to try to make this into something better. I’m sure that part of this was that I had just gotten laid off from my job and didn’t have any specific prospects lined up. Had I been my normal self, I would’ve rallied and taken the broken cake and some whipped cream or pudding and turned it into some sort of wonderful trifle like I did with the pistachio cake and fig jam, but I just wasn’t there.
Make this recipe or don’t. Use whatever combination of Jell-O and cake mix you want. The number of possible combinations is staggering. Have better luck with it than I did.
I do think this may have inspired a different idea that I have, but haven’t tried out yet.