Monday, January 14, 2013

Crown Jewel Cake or Mosaic Mold

Crown Jewel Cake or Mosaic Mold

1 pkg (3 oz.) Jell-O Orange Gelatin
1 pkg (3 oz.) Jell-O Cherry Gelatin
1 pkg (3 oz.) Jell-O Lime Gelatin
3 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups cold water

1 pkg (3 oz.) Jell-O Lemon Gelatin
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup canned pineapple juice

2 envelopes Dream Whip Whipped Topping Mix

Prepare the orange, cherry, and lime gelatin separately, using 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup cold water for each. Pour each flavor into a separate 8-inch square pan. Chill until firm—at least 3 hours or overnight. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Set aside a few of each flavor for garnish.

Dissolve lemon gelatin and sugar in 1 cup boiling water; stir in pineapple juice. Chill until slightly thickened.

Prepare both envelopes of whipped topping mix as directed on package. Blend into the slightly thickened lemon gelatin. Fold in gelatin cubes. Spoon into 9-inch spring-form pan. Chill until firm—at least 5 hours or overnight. Just before serving, run a spatula around sides of pan; then gently remove sides. Garnish top with reserved gelatin cubes. Makes 16 servings.

source: The New Joys of Jell-O recipe book, copyright 1973


  1. Saw one of the recipes posted on Food Gawker. Saw you didn't have any comments yet, so I thought I would leave one. Keep up the cool recipes! My grandma used to make this Jello "Salad" with lemon ( I think) Jello that crushed pineapples and then it had a frosting on top that incorporated the pineapple Juice. I think it was just Cool Whip and Pineapple juice and maybe some sugar or something. Loved that stuff.

    1. Shawn, I wish you had that Jello salad recipe from your Grandma, it sounds divine! Even if it was just cool whip and pineapple juice. I remember lots of cool whip from my childhood days. I don't think I've bought a tub of cool whip since I was in college, but here I am with 3 spare in the freezer as I plan out my January Jello marathon! Thanks so much for stopping by.

  2. I love this recipe when it's made inside a graham cracker crust - stained glass pie, mmm!

  3. This one is impressive. And quite pretty!

    1. It was a multi-step process! I don't think I waited long enough for the Dream Whip to set up. The whole jello slowly began to slip apart just after I shot this photo!