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Luxury Strawberry Jelly Cake

Quite possibly the most elegant and luxurious jello with strawberries and gold. Fancy, fancy.

Ingredients

Cake & Whipped Cream

  • 11 strawberries
  • 1 7-inch round sponge cake
  • 3/4 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cherry fruit brandy
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

Strawberry Jelly

  • 5 ounces strawberries, quartered
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon powdered gelatin plus 1 tablespoon water

Lemon Gelatin

  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 sheet gelatin, soaked in ice water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Gold leaf, optional

Steps

Cake & Whipped Cream

  1. In a 7-inch round cake pan, add the sponge cake round. Line with whole strawberries. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add sugar, cherry brandy and heavy cream. Allow to sit for 8 minutes, then whip to soft peaks. Top set strawberry jelly with a layer of whipped cream and cool in freezer until set.
  3. Pour one-third of the gelatin mixture overtop of the sponge cake layer.
  4. Add the set strawberry jelly, and cover cake with remaining gelatin mixture.
  5. Place in refrigerator until set. Remove from mold. Add garnishes and serve.

Strawberry Jelly

  1. In a food processor, add strawberry jelly ingredients and blend to combine.
  2. Line a 4-inch round cake pan with plastic wrap. Pour in the strawberry jelly mixture and cool until hardened.

Lemon Gelatin

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add water and sugar.
  2. Add soaked sheet gelatin and allow to melt. Stir to combine.
  3. Add lemon juice, honey and gold leaf and stir until combined.