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Gluten-Free Raspberry Zinger Cake

Gluten-Free Raspberry Zinger Cake

Gluten-Free Raspberry Zinger Cake---

One of the treats I truly miss is snack cakes (i.e. Twinkies, Ho Hos, Zingers).  I found this recipe from a blog called Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, and decided to make a gluten free version. My gluten free version tastes exactly like a Raspberry Zinger (at least how I remember one tasting), however, whereas the original recipe does not call for this, I had to refrigerate mine. This is just as delicious, but must be served chilled. Enjoy!

Let's make some Gluten-Free Raspberry Zinger Cake!!



  • 2 boxes gluten free yellow cake mix, we used Gluten-Free Betty Crocker
  • 2 (5.1 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 8 eggs

Raspberry Coating:

  • 1 (6 oz.) box Raspberry Jello
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups sweetened coconut, shredded


  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla, gluten-free
  • 1 (14 oz.) jar Fluff (this is designated gluten-free)
  • 1 (2 lb) bag powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix and milk. Beat on medium for a minute or two. Add pudding mix and melted butter. Mix thoroughly.

  • Spread evenly in 3 prepared pans and bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove and let cool completely.

  • Prepare coating: Put jello into a medium mixing bowl, add boiling water. Whisk. Set in refrigerator for around 20 to 25 minutes until slightly thickened.

  • Return cakes to pans. Poke holes into cake layers. Pour jello on cake, coating cake. Gently press coconut onto the top of each cake. Place in fridge for 2 hours.

  • Prepare filling/frosting: In a medium mixing bowl, add whipping cream, butter, and vanilla. Cream on medium with hand mixer. Add Fluff. Cream. Slowly add powdered sugar. Beat until mixed.

  • Remove cakes from pans. Assemble cake with filling in between layers. Refrigerate. 


We have Gluten-Free Raspberry Zinger Cake!!


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