Pink Magic cake recipe (1978)

Pink Magic Jell-O cake recipe (1978)

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Pink Magic cake retro ’70s recipe

Why is this called a Pink Magic cake? Because in addition to the yellow cake, this retro treat has wedges of a berry delicious Jell-O gelatin and ice cream mixture.

Pink Magic Jell-O cake recipe (1978)

Pink Magic cake

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes


  • 6 ounces strawberry flavor gelatin mix (2 3-ounce packages)
  • 2-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 9-inch cake layer, baked and cooled


  1. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.
  2. Add ice cream, stirring until melted.
  3. Chill until thickened.
  4. Cut cake into 8 equal wedges.
  5. Place 4 wedges in an 8-inch springform pan, leaving equal space between wedges.
  6. Spoon half of the gelatin mixture between cake wedges.
  7. Place remaining cake on gelatin mixture; spoon in remaining gelatin.
  8. Chill about 4 hours.
  9. Remove sides of pan.
  10. Garnish with thawed Cool Whip non-dairy whipped topping and strawberries, if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

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Vintage Pink Magic Jell-O cake recipe (1978)

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