Broken Glass Cake8 Reviews
- Prep: 30 min
- Ready In: 8 hr
“The name does not accurately describe this dessert but since it has been a family favorite for so many years I am loathe to change it. This is a light, child-friendly dessert we instituted for the children at Christmas. It is especially well-received after a heavy meal. You will be asked for seconds!” - by Chessenden
Original recipe yields 1 9x13-inch pan
- Place lime, orange, and strawberry gelatin mixes into 3 separate 9x9-inch glass dishes.
- Pour 1 cup boiling water into each flavor of gelatin mix; stir the gelatin until dissolved.
- Pour 1 cup cold water into each flavor of gelatin, stir to combine, and refrigerate the 3 flavors of gelatin until set, at least 4 hours.
- Heat pineapple juice in a saucepan until hot but not simmering. Stir unflavored gelatin into pineapple juice until dissolved. Refrigerate pineapple juice mixture until cool and thickened, about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and brown sugar together in a bowl. Set 1 cup of crumb mixture aside for garnish. Press remaining 2 cups crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch cake pan to make a crust.
- Pour cream into a large metal mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until the cream is fluffy and forms soft peaks, about 3 minutes. Slowly beat sugar into whipped cream, 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time; beat in vanilla extract.
- Cut the different flavors of gelatin into cubes. Use a thin spatula to lift the cubes away from the bottom of the dish and loosen them.
- Very gently fold the thickened pineapple juice and gelatin cubes into the whipped cream mixture until thoroughly combined. Spoon into the graham cracker crust.
- Sprinkle the cake with reserved graham cracker crumb mixture.
- Refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours to overnight.
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 436 cal
- 24.1 g
- 52.7 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (8)Rate This Recipe
"I have made this recipe many times over the years. It can also be sugarfree using diabetic jellos. I really do not know why it is always described as a childrens dessert because it is very much app..." See morereciated by adults and a wonderful addition to Xmas desserts."
"This is a great recipe but substitute the graham crackers for lady fingers. It is a very light dessert and the presentation is very colorful..." See more"
"This recipe was a must for my sister (rip). It was my sister's signature dessert. She was asked to make this for every family event. Did not make a graham cracker topping. Was not needed. But, ins..." See moretead of a 9x13 pan, it was made in a mold, when she needed to unmold it, placed bottom of mold into warm water until it was able to unmold onto a plate. Placed a plate on open side of mold, turned it over to unmold onto the plate. Spectacular! Nobody has attempted to make it."
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