Jello Layer Cake
Need some new recipes for kids birthday cakes? Give our Jello Layer cake a try. This is one fun food for kids, or the kids at heart, made with layers of colourful fruity jello. Bright colours always make a celebration more festive, and for this recipe you can choose any five colours or flavours of Jello powder you like. Maybe you would like to do make a proper rainbow sequence of colours starting with red, orange, yellow, then adding the green, and blue, and maybe even fit in violet at the end.
The best jello dessert recipes also include either whipped cream or a creamy layer, and this dessert recipe has a few layers of condensed milk in it. The white layers in this dessert recipe make the whole cake recipe look really cool. One of the other great things about this dessert recipe is that there are only four ingredients to include jello, water, condensed milk, and gelatin, plus, it's a lighter dessert recipe option compared to some of the denser, heavier cake recipes and icing.
This dessert recipe is one of the best jello recipes you can try. With individual layers of colored jello to make for a rainbow treat both adults and kids will love. What's nice about this easy dessert recipe is that they are cut into squares so you can enjoy on the go. The white layers between the Jello layers use sweetened condensed milk in the dessert recipe. Each Jello layers and condensed milk layer takes about fifteen minutes in the fridge to set, so you will want to set aside a few hours to make. For the full step by step Jello layer cake recipe, you will want to take a look at the Grandmothers Kitchen site.
Making this Jello layer cake recipe requires five different boxes of colored Jello and seven envelopes of gelatin. And while you can make this Jello cake recipe using Jello that you buy at the grocery store, you might be more ambitious and make a version of this Jello cake recipe using a quality grass-fed gelatin and fruit juices for the layers. With homemade Jello dessert recipes, you can even customize the flavors to what you like, add in some vitamins, or use kombucha as the base for a healthy probiotic boost. If you aren't familiar with gelatin, you might be surprised to know that it is derived from the bones, organs and fibrous tissues of animals. And while that might not sound so appealing, it's the amino acids in gelatin that help with proper skin, hair and nail growth, and helps with optimal immune function and weight regulation. Gelatin is definitely not something that a vegan would use but might be something that you want to add more of in your diet. Gelatin has been around for years, and it does have the potential, just like collagen, to help improve skin and slow ageing. And yes, gelatin is popular for its use in foods like Jello, but it has much more potential than that. When it comes to gelatin, you want to use the grass-fed gelatin to reap any benefits from it, as grass-fed gelatin is a good source of protein along with several other benefits. .
The good news is that there are good sources of grass-fed gelatin available, and once you become more knowledgeable about its benefits you might consider using it for your dessert recipes and easy desserts to make them more healthy. Some of the benefits of consuming gelatin include improved digestion, help with inflammation, may help to heal the intestinal track by coating and by calming irritation and inflammation, and a good source of amino acids. That is because gelatin is composed of amino acids that are derived from collagen. Collagen has become quite popular lately for its skin and hair benefits and is an ingredient that is similar to gelatin in many ways. Using gelatin in your dessert recipes to include healthy gummies made with fruit juice, homemade fruit dessert recipes and snacks, vanilla latte recipes, hot chocolate squares and so much more. Making gelatin a part of your regular diet may help promote healthier skin, nails and hair. **
Makes a 9x13 inch cake
This is a printable recipe.
7 cups boiling water, divided
1 can (300ml) sweetened condensed milk
5 packages Jello, choose any colors you like
7 envelopes gelatin (each envelope is 1 Tablespoon)
Mix 1 cup boiling water with condensed milk.
Mix 2 envelopes gelatin with 1 cup boiling water. Combine them all together. Divide this into 4 equal portions and set aside.
Jello and Assembly:
Mix 1 package Jello and 1 package gelatin with 1 cup boiling water.
Pour this first layer of prepared Jello into an 9x13 inch glass baking dish. Cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until set.
Pour one portion of the milk mixture gently onto the set Jello, and then cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Repeat these steps alternating jello and milk mixture for all 5 colors, letting each layer set in the refrigerator as you go.
Keep the Jello Cake in the refrigerator.
You can either cut into squares or you can us shaped cookie cutters to cut your pieces.
A 9x13-inch pan makes for more layers, but thinner. You can make in a 9x9-inch pan and they will be thicker layers.
Nutrition Facts for: Jello Layer Cake From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Water, sweetened condensed milk, Jello, gelatin.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for servings. * Per Serving: Calories 180, Calories from Fat 19, Total Fat 2.1g 3%, Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%, Cholesterol 8mg 3%, Sodium 131mg 5%, Potassium 90mg 3%, Carbohydrates 36.9g 12%, Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%, Sugars 36.9g, Protein 5.4g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 7%, Iron 1%
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