• A packet of strawberry jello
  • A pound of strawberries
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 3/4 cups caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons of icing sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 bananas


  1. Follow the instructions on the jello packet to make the jelly in a bowl.
  2. Mash up a couple of strawberries and stir into the jello for texture.
  3. Pour into a tray and let it set in the fridge for later.
  4. Preheat an oven to 350°F.
  5. Whisk the egg in a bowl with the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and sunflower oil.
  6. Dump the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and food colouring into the bowl and mix together.
  7. Whisk for a minute until combined and smooth.
  8. Pour into a lined baking tray.
  9. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until risen and cooked - test with a knife and it should come out clean.
  10. Crumble the cake as desired.
  11. Hull the strawberries and chuck them into a food processor with the icing sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  12. Blitz the strawberries into a smooth coulis, then strain through a sieve.
  13. Grab yourself a good alien chestburster model!
  14. Attach the model to a plate or someone's chest?!?
  15. Arrange the sponge and scoops of the jelly in a small 'crater' Pour plenty of the strawberry coulis in and around the crater.
  16. Halve the bananas lengthways and crosswise and arrange as ribs around the crater.