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Ribbon Layer Cake

Prep Time: 20 Minute(s)
Cook Time: 30 Minute(s)
Yield: 10 to 12 servings


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 box Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Lemon Flavored Premium Cake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • Food coloring (yellow, green, red)
  • Smucker's® Strawberry Jelly
  • 3/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons milk
  • 6 drops green food coloring


  1. HEAT oven to 350ºF. Spray three 8-inch square pans with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. PREPARE cake mix according to package directions, using water, oil and eggs. Divide batter into thirds. Color each third with food coloring to make pale yellow, pale green and pale pink batters. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. BAKE 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans on racks. Remove from pans. Cool completely on racks.
  4. TRIM edges and cut each layer in half to make 6 rectangles. Spread 5 cake layers with jelly. Stack layers, alternating colors. Top with remaining section. Turn entire cake on its side so layers are vertical. Place on serving plate. Wrap and refrigerate while preparing frosting.
  5. BEAT shortening, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until creamy. Blend in food coloring to color frosting a pale green. Frost top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until serving. Cut thin slices of cake across layers to create ribbon effect.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/10 of cake), Calories 640 (Calories from Fat 250), Total Fat 28g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 390mg, Total Carbohydrate 98g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 79g), Protein 3g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 6%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.