Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sea Glass Cake (a.k.a. Broken Glass Cake)

When I was a girl I remember two cakes my Grandmother made for summer; one was Banana Split Cake, and this Broken Glass Cake.  I thought I would be really original and create this cake to look like sea glass, but I Googled it and I am not the first person to think of this.   Anyway, it still tasted good with whatever flavor jello you decide to use.  Here I have used Berry and Lime flavored jello to get the blue and green sea glass colors. 

Ingredients for crust:
2 dozen graham crackers (crushed)
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1/2 cup sugar

Ingredients for cake:
1 small package lime, berry jello
1 1/2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin 
1 cup pineapple juice (heated)
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Make the flavored jello as directed on package.  Allow jello to set up.  (I left mine in the refrigerator overnight.)  
Take the graham crackers and sugar and stir until well blended add in the butter and mix well again.  Use 3/4 of the graham cracker mixture and place in the bottom of a 9-inch x 13-inch pan for crust.
Soften the unflavored gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water.  Add 1 cup of hot pineapple juice.  Stir well and allow to cool, but not to jell completely.
Whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff but not buttery; add 1/2 cup sugar and the vanilla.
Cut the jello into 1/2 inch squares.  Fold the cooled pineapple gelatin mixture into the whipped cream and add the jello cubes.  Stir gently.  Put into the pan on the graham cracker crust.  Top the whip cream mixture with the remaining graham cracker crust mixture.  Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate overnight to chill and set up.
 *Recipe source was my Grandmother.
I will link this to:
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky at Your Home Based Mom  
On the Menu Monday at Stonegable 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
A Pinteresting Party  at Tutus & Tea Parties

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style 


Debra@CommonGround said...

oh yum, looks pretty AND delicious!!

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

This cake looks so pretty! I thought it was some kind of gummy candy. I bet it is delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Looks delicious and so perfect for the summer! Always nice to have a family recipe to share.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so pretty! I never heard of it and I think it would be a big hit to bring to a summer party!


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Looks YUMMY, I've pinned it!

martinealison said...

Vraiment très original ! Je ne connaissais pas.
Merci beaucoup.
Gros bisous

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I've never seen anything like this...yum!

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

So pretty and unusual ! And from the list of ingredients it would appear to be quite tasty too! :)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh this is SO pretty! I have never heard of this kind of cake so I will be pinning this for sure. How fun would this be for different holidays as well?!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

mmm this looks really yummy and perfect for a summer dessert:) Got to try it out, my kids will love it; pinning it! Thanks for sharing the recipe and for hosting! Have a beautiful weekend!Hugs,Poppy

Unknown said...

That looks so yummy and refreshing! :)


jelly andrews said...

It looks so delicious. And I am pretty curious of how it taste. I never tried or even heard this recipe before. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely give this recipe a try.