Sherbet Cake: Good Concept But I Need Some Advice

Baking By agentdorkfish Updated 3 Aug 2009 , 1:10pm by teddybr218

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agentdorkfish Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 5:34pm
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So, I was trying to think of some ideas for cakes. I had my nephew on my mind and he absolutely loves sherbet. So, I had this genius idea of dividing up cake batter and flavoring it by using lemon, orange, and lime flavored Jell-O. I tried it today and put the batter into ice-cream cones, alternating the flavors.

The taste was great, but I wasn't quite satisfied with the texture. Even though it was fully cooked, some parts felt gooey. I'm guessing from the gelatin.

What do you guys suggest? I used white cake mix and just followed the directions on the box. Should I had mixed up the gelatin first instead of just mixing it in with the batter? Should I just using flavoring instead of the Jell-O?

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7yyrt Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 6:00pm
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I tried a strawberry one once, and had the same problem. I just figured I used too much Jello. IIRC, I used a small package in a normal sized cake mix.

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agentdorkfish Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 7:50pm
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Well, at least now I know I'm not alone. Next time, I'm going to use flavoring instead of Jell-O.

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grama_j Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 8:18pm
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That stuff goes a LONG way........ I just use MAYBE half a package....... you don't need much for the flavor.... but then add some color also....

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amielyn Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 8:26pm
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Has anyone tried adding Kool-aid powder? I have not tried it, but the thought occured to me you might be able to use that, and it should not affect the consistency since there is no gelatin.

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jaybug Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 8:36pm
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Kool aid powder would probably work good. I've used it in MMF and it was good. thumbs_up.gif

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DefyGravity Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 4:23am
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Originally Posted by agentdorkfish

Next time, I'm going to use flavoring instead of Jell-O.




This was going to be my suggestion. Using Kool Aid sounds like another good idea.

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teddybr218 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 1:10pm
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The cake mix doctor has a recipe that is made with melted ice cream. I would think you could try sherbert also. you may want to give it a try.

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