Jelly cake Cake jelly "Broken glass": a recipe
Jelly cake is a beautiful, tasty and elegant dessert that created a sensation in America in the 1960s and has not lost popularity since then. It is done in most cases very simple, but requires accuracy. But the end result is amazing game colors. Take a different jelly, a beautiful shape and make this little masterpiece.
Jelly cake has its own characteristics in cooking. Please note that often the weight of the ingredients depends on the form in which you will prepare it. Therefore, compare its volume with the cup you have. But it does not cause any inconvenience. If suddenly there are "extra" ingredients, make a mini-version of the cake in a regular cup.
The form is better to use plastic or iron. But aluminum is preferable not to take - it gives the jelly a metallic taste. The glass or ceramic form will cause inconvenience due to its weight (you will need to put it several times and remove it from the refrigerator),and silicone is very flexible and unstable - one wrong move, and the color layer may spread unevenly. And, unfortunately, unlike baking, jelly is washed from silicone as well as from any other material.
This jelly cake without baking is prepared very simply. You can try to make it with children.
A cupcake with a notch in the middle of 5.5 tbsp is used, i.e. almost 1.5 liters.
- Condensed milk - 1 can.
- Jelly (orange, lemon) - 2 bags (90 g) each.
- Gelatin - 1 tbsp. l (15g)
- Water - about 1 l.
How to make a striped jelly cake? Recipe with detailed explanations
- Cooking milk base. Take half a glass of water and dilute 1 tbsp. l gelatin. If it is instant, it will swell within 20-25 minutes, if normal - 40-45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, boil a glass of water and then mix it with the gelatin, stirring it so that it dissolves completely.
- Pour the can of condensed milk into the mixture. Stir and make the first layer of cake in a form lined with cling film so that the finished dish can be reached by pulling on its edges. Pour the excess mixture into a separate cup or other container.
- Put it in the fridge to freeze, approximately for 15 minutes (not in the freezer, but in the regular department). The time may vary slightly, depending on the volume of the dish, the power of the equipment. Therefore, before pouring the next layers, always check the readiness of the previous ones.
- Go to the colored layers. Dissolve two bags of orange jelly in 200 ml of hot water (boiling water). Stir, allow to cool and pour into the form. Again send in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Now repeat the previous step with lemon jelly.
- Let the jelly cake cool in the fridge - 2-3 hours. Some hostesses make it at night, and by the morning it hardens well.
If the form is high, then in this variation of the recipe you can add jelly with the taste of "multifruit". You can also make portioned dessert in the same cups.
How to make a jelly cake with fruit?
Such a luxurious dessert will remind you of hot tropics and decorate a festive table.In general, you can take different fruits, but avoid fresh pineapples, kiwi and papaya, because the enzymes contained in them may not give the jelly to harden. Well, we'll make a peach-grape jelly cake.The recipe does not require baking, consists of only two layers, so it is done fairly quickly. Used form 1.5 l.
For the fruit layer:
- Gelatin - 1.5 tbsp. l
- Canned peach - 2 pcs.
- Large grapes - 10 pcs. (cut in half and remove the seeds)
- Peach syrup - 300 ml
- Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp. l
For the milk layer:
- Sugar - 2 tsp.
- Gelatin - 1 tbsp. l
- Yogurt (with mango flavor) - 500 ml.
- Milk - 100 ml.
- In a small saucepan, mix the peach syrup and 1.5 tbsp. l gelatin. Heat over moderate heat, stirring until it dissolves in liquid. Do not boil.
- Lubricate the form of vegetable oil and lay out the fruit, alternating between a slice of peach and half a grape.
- Pour the form of gelatin mixture and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- When the fruit layer has stiffened - sticky, but hard to touch, we will make a milky part. Mix milk, sugar and gelatin (1 tbsp), boil over low heat to dissolve. Remove from heat, add yogurt, mix.
- Pour over the first layer and leave to freeze for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
If the jelly cake with fruit is poorly removed from the mold, lower it for a couple of seconds (no more, otherwise it will spread) in hot water.
The jelly “Broken glass” jelly cake looks like a stained glass or a mosaic.And it is done all the same simple and consists of a small amount of ingredients.
You will need:
- Cream with high fat content (35–36%) - 300 ml.
- Gelatin - 1 tbsp. l
- Pineapple juice - 50 ml.
- Vanillin - 0.5 tsp.
- Jelly - 3 sachets (90 g) of different tastes.
- Cookies (sweet crackers, galetny, lingering) - 150 g
- Oil - 50 g
- With a cake is better to start working in advance. We have three different colors and tastes, but if there is a desire, we can take more. If there is more jelly left than you need, decorate the top of the cake with it.
- Make a jelly according to the standard package instructions: dilute one packet with 100 ml of hot water. Spill each color into rectangular shapes and leave in the refrigerator for several hours, or better at night.
- Then cut the jelly into cubes.
- Beat cream until resistant peaks, add sugar and vanillin, mix again.
- Soak gelatin in water (0.5 cups). Bring pineapple juice to a boil over moderate heat. Dissolve the gelatin mixture in it.
- Crush cookies in crumb. The most convenient way to do this is with a food processor or blender. But if they are not in the household, then you can do this: put a cookie between two cloth napkins and walk on it with a rolling pin.Mix the crumb with butter, put on the bottom of the form.
- Mix the cooled pineapple juice with cream, add there multicolored cubes and put the second layer.
- Refrigerate for several hours.
Expansion for creativity
Decorating a jelly cake is a real pleasure.
Beautifully look "hat" of fruit on a striped cake. In this photo, around it and on the bottom layer of dessert, balls of milk jelly are laid out, which are simply made using a special form.
In the “Broken Glass” recipe, we used a cookie base. You can leave it not only from the bottom, but also lay it out in the form on the sides, then the cake will have neat edges and a bright inside.
Well, the "classic" jelly desserts - rainbow overflow. Agree, it will take a lot of hard work, but who would refuse such a piece?
So, do not limit your flight of fantasy. We wish you the pleasure to work on these desserts.