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Jolly Jelly Cake

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  Strawberry gelatin 6 Ounce (1 Package)
  Cake flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Confectioners sugar 2 Tablespoon

1. Preplare gelatin, following label directions, using 3 1/2 cups water; pour into 8x8x2-inch square pan; chill at least 4 hours, or overnight.
2. Measure flour, baking powder and salt into sifter.
3. Beat, shortening with sugar until fluffy in large bowl of electric mixer at high; speed; beat in egg and vanilla.
4. Sift in dry ingredients, alternately with milk, blending well after each addition; pour into a greased 8x8x2-inch baking pan.
5. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 45 minutes, or until center springs back when lightly touched with fingertip; cool on wire rack 15 minutes; loosen around edges and turn out; cool.
6. Split cake, crosswise, into 2 layers; place bottom layer on cake plate; unmold gelatin on small cookie sheet rinsed with cold water, slide onto cake layer; top with second layer; sprinkle with 10 X sugar. Decorate as you wish.

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