Ruby Slipper Bundt cake recipe, plus how to make an orange jello pound cake (1978)

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Ruby Slipper Bundt cake recipe (1978)

Ruby Slipper Bundt cake recipe (1978)

The Ruby Slipper Bundt cake recipe

This cake has red marbled stripes of flavorful, fruity gelatin baked right in.


1 pkg (2-layer size) yellow cake mix or pudding-included cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1 pkg (3 oz) raspberry jello gelatin


Combine cake mix, sour cream, water and eggs in large bowl. Blend, then beat at medium speed 2 minutes until creamy.

Spoon 1/3 of batter into well-greased and floured 10-inch fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with half the gelatin. Repeat layers. Spread remaining batter over gelatin to cover.

Bake at 350 F for 45-50 minutes, until cake springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

High altitude areas: Add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and increase water to 1/2 cup. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

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Ruby Slipper Bundt cake recipe

Bonus recipe: Orange jello pound cake

Bake someone happy with a delightful Orange jello pound cake. This recipe comes highly recommended by a Newport News gentleman. One day he was bragging about the delicious pound cake his wife makes for him. The next day he arrived with the recipe in hand.

“Here,” he said, “try this cake. It will melt in your mouth.” So I tried it…and he was right.

It is simple to prepare, but hard to keep in the house.

Bonus recipe: Orange jello pound cake

1 package yellow cake mix
1 (3-ounce) package orange jello
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
4 eggs


1 cup sugar
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup orange juice


Mix sugar, juice of 1 lemon and orange juice. Let stand while cake bakes.

Put cake mix, dry jello, oil, water and eggs in a bowl and beat for 3 minutes. Put in greased and floured 10-inch tube pan or fluted tube pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes. Leave cake in pan and pierce with a fork. Pour glaze over cake. Leave cake in pan overnight or several hours before removing.

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2 Responses

  1. I’ve been making this cake since I saw it in 1978. It was my go-to cake for my daughter (it’s her favorite!) and to any potlucks I went to. After losing the recipe a couple of months ago, I was desperate to find it again. Thank you, Thank You!

  2. Thank you so much! My mom always used to make this for my birthday. She’s been gone for over 30 years and I was thinking of how she would make this for me. My birthday is this month and I’ll be baking it and thinking of her!!

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