This looks like a great cake to serve for kids. How many envelopes of unflavored gelatin are needed? 3? 4? Thanks!
Aunt Laura's Stained Glass Cake
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
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Total: 13 Hours, 55 Minutes
- 1 (3-oz.) package orange-flavored gelatin
- 1 (1-oz.) package unflavored gelatin, divided
- 4 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 (3-oz.) package lime-flavored gelatin
- 1 (3-oz.) package strawberry-flavored gelatin
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1. Stir together orange-flavored gelatin, 1 envelope unflavored gelatin, and 1 1/2 cups boiling water until gelatin dissolves. Pour into an 8-inch square pan. Repeat with lime- and strawberry-flavored gelatins, placing each mixture in its own pan. Chill pans until firm.
- 2. Run a small knife around outer edge of each pan. Cut chilled gelatin into 1/2-inch squares. Dip bottom of pans in warm water for 10 seconds. Unmold gelatin squares onto a jelly-roll pan. Chill until ready to use (up to 24 hours).
- 3. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1/4 cup sugar. Press into bottom of a 10-inch springform pan, and bake 10 minutes. Cool completely (about 20 minutes).
- 4. Meanwhile, sprinkle remaining 1 envelope unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water. Microwave pineapple juice in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until hot. Add hot pineapple juice to gelatin mixture, and stir until gelatin dissolves. Chill until consistency of unbeaten egg whites (20 to 30 minutes).
- 5. Beat cream, vanilla, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in pineapple mixture until blended.
- 6. Gently fold three-fourths of gelatin squares into pineapple mixture; pour over crust in pan. Tap pan sharply on counter to remove air bubbles. Top with remaining gelatin. Tap on counter again. Cover and chill 12 hours.
- 7. Run a small knife around edge of pan, before unlocking sides, to break seal. Remove sides of pan before serving.
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