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Prism Cake

Try this colorful cake next time you want to make something a little different for dessert.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve orange gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in 1/2 cup cold water. Pour into an ice cube tray coated with cooking spray. Repeat with cherry and lime gelatins, using two more ice cube trays. Refrigerate until firm, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • In a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice and 1/4 cup sugar. Sprinkle with unflavored gelatin; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir just until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon gelatin until dissolved. Stir in remaining cold water. Transfer to a large bowl; refrigerate for 30-40 minutes or until syrupy.
  • Combine cracker crumbs with remaining sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Remove gelatin cubes from ice cube trays. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into lemon gelatin mixture. Fold in gelatin cubes. Spoon over crust. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
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  • randcbruns
    Mar 17, 2015

    I've seen this recipe is cookbooks for years. It is so pretty and you can use whatever gelatin colors you like for different occasions.

  • DVan3
    Dec 4, 2010

    I love this recipe. Great for anytime of the year, but perfect for Christmas. Light, and fluffy, rich in flavor. I've loved it since 1959.