Thursday, March 26, 2009

Crown Jewel Cake

Years ago I found this recipe in the 'Canadian Kinette Cookery' cookbook. Our family loves this dessert and it is so pretty to serve.

1 85 gm (3 oz) pkg. each of orange,cherry and lime jello
3 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 pkg lemon jello(same size as above)
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
2 envelopes Dream Whip

Prepare the first 3 pkgs of jello separately using 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup cold water for each. I pour the jello into loaf pans. Chill until firm and cut into cubes.
Combine pineapple juice and sugar, heat to boiling. Remove from heat and dissolve the lemon jello in it, add remaining cold water. Chill until syrupy..(texture of a raw egg white)
Meanwhile:
Mix the graham wafer crumbs with the melted butter. Press into an ungreased 9 by 11"pan, reserving 1/2 cup for garnish.
Prepare Dream Whip according to pkg and fold into syrupy lemon jello mixture. Gently mix in the jello cubes. Pour over the crumbs.
Garnish and chill for 8 hrs in fridge.

14 comments:

  1. That is so colorful! I like it :0)

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  2. I ALWAYS LIKE THAT CAKE....WE OFTEN HAD IT AT SHOWERS.
    LOOKS LIKE THE JELLO RECIPES ARE MAKING A COME BACK!

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  3. Betty, this brings back many memories. I can remember my mom making her pans of separate jellos and then watching her make little cubes and putting the dessert together. This dessert should be in the oldie but goodie section. .

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  4. I've never seen anything like that. Thanks so much for sharing. I do cook with jello and will try thing sometime.
    Happy Twirls,
    Libby

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  5. Love it! I made this a few Easter's ago, and was amazed at how heavy the cake pan was, even though the dessert was light. All that jello sure adds up! lol

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  6. it sounds very good. I would have to make a couple small changes to keep my tummy happy but it is a keeper.

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  7. This looks delicious! I've never seen anything like this. Is it kind of like a cheesecake?

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  8. Michelle..it's nothing like a cheesecake although I agree it does look like it!

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  9. How unique and beautiful! Would make a wonderful dessert for a special occasion! Thank you!

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  10. As a kid I loved this...haven't had it in years. Something to remember. Kathy

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  12. My mom always makes this at Thanksgiving, only she calls it Broken Glass cake. I like this name better :)

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  13. my grandma always made this and called it "Church Window Pie" everyone always loved it.

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  14. You know....I ate this as a child too and I always wondered why it was called CAKE. There is really nothing here, (except the PAN,) that is like a CAKE.
    So.......once I'd grown up and had my own kitchen and made all of my own food, I revised this recipe and added an Angel Food Cake, (already baked,)torn into bite sized pieces to the jello mixture. This requires you add another container of Cool Whip, too, or it is too dry.
    NOW you have CAKE!

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