Colorful Stained Glass Jello Cake
It's a given that dessert should taste great, but we think that it should look great, too! This quick and easy no-bake cake is not only fruity and delicious, it looks absolutely stunning! Multi-colored pieces of fruity jello peek out from a creamy pineapple cream base to make this cake look like a stained glass window, reflecting all of its colorful deliciousness right onto the tip of your tongue! Impress everyone at the neighborhood BBQ or keep it all for yourself – wherever you eat it, it's sure to light up your taste buds!
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy
For the stained glass jello:
- 1 package lemon gelatin powder
- 1 package berry blue gelatin powder
- 1 package raspberry gelatin powder
- 1 package lime gelatin powder
- 2 tbsp sugar (per jello flavor)
- 1 tbsp unflavored gelatin powder (per jello flavor)
- 1⅔ cups water (per jello flavor)
For the pineapple cream:
- ⅓ cup unflavored gelatin powder
- ½ cup water
- 1⅓ cups heavy cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (approx. 14 oz)
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 2 empty milk cartons
- silicone mold
- non-stick cooking spray
1. Cut 2 empty milk cartons in half lengthwise to create molds for the stained glass jello. Clean the inside of the milk cartons thoroughly, dry them, and arrange them side by side on a baking tray.
2. For the stained glass jello, heat the lemon gelatin powder, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin powder, and 1⅔ cups of water in a saucepan until the lemon gelatin powder has dissolved. Pour the hot lemon jello mixture into one of the milk carton molds. Repeat this process for the berry blue, raspberry, and lime jello flavors. Once all of the milk carton molds are filled with different flavors, transfer the baking tray to the refrigerator and let the jello set for 4 hours.
3. For the pineapple cream base, stir together the water and unflavored gelatin powder and set aside briefly. Pour the heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and pineapple juice into a medium-sized saucepan and gradually heat the mixture. Add the gelatin mixture to the saucepan and continue to stir until the gelatin powder is completely dissolved. Once the pineapple cream is smooth, remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool to 85°F.
4. After 4 hours, remove the stained glass jello from the fridge and cut each flavor into various shapes and sizes.
5. Place the silicone mold on a baking tray, spray the inside with a thin layer of non-stick cooking spray, and arrange ½ of the colorful stained glass jello pieces in the mold at random. Pour some of the cooled pineapple cream into the mold until the first layer of colorful jello pieces is covered. Transfer the baking tray to the refrigerator and let the first layer set.
6. Once the first layer of pineapple cream has become firm, arrange the remaining colorful jello pieces on top. Pour the rest of the pineapple cream mixture over the stained glass jello pieces, filling up the silicone mold. Transfer the baking tray to the refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours.
This edible work of art made with 4 fruity jello flavors and delicious pineapple cream is the perfect way to make a statement at the next birthday party or BBQ! While the kids are amazed at how cool this cake looks, the grown-ups get to revel in jello-filled nostalgia. This dessert sparkles and shines wherever it goes!
Get the recipe for the Rainbow Jello Cake featured in the bonus video.