Candy Corn Jello Bundt - Day #13 - I Like Big Bundts

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Candy Corn Jello Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Day 13 of I Like Big Bundts: 30 Days of Bundt Cakes
Candy Corn Jello Bundt

I Like Big Bundts Logo by JustJenn Designs
Thanks to my friend JustJenn of JustJennDesigns for making the logo! I was driving home last night and heard Sir Mix-a-Lot on the radio! Of course, no endorsement is implied...but I really think he'd like a Big Bundt!

Every so often, I check Google Analytics and find that some of my Jello posts still get hits. The Broken Glass Jello and Laker Nation style Stained Glass Jello are most popular. So, I thought I would try to hit a few themes with this creation....Candy Corn Jello Bundt. It's Halloween! It's everyone's favorite Jello! It's Bundt shaped!

A huge shout-out to my co-worker. Everyone at the library knows of my love of the Bundt and Jello. I've been going to Salvation Army, Goodwill and other thrift stores looking for vintage Jello molds. One day, after a particularly disappointing weekend (I got sick and had to cancel my trip to San Francisco), I found a beautiful green Tupperwave Jello mold in a bundt shape on my chair. I almost cried. My co-worker was cleaning out her kitchen and gave me her seldom used Jello form! How awesome!

Candy Corn Jello Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Don't you love how the mold makes these look like little Candy Corns?! How perfect is that?!

Candy Corn Jello Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
If you want, you can also make the orange and yellow layers opaque by tweaking my Easter Jello recipe and adding condensed milk to the layers.

Candy Corn Jello Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Sure, technically, this Jello mold isn't a "Bundt CAKE", but I hope you let me slide on this one! This mold has a hole in the definition of a Bundt style creation! :)

Candy Corn Jello Bundt

Since there are all different shaped molds, there isn't a real recipe...I'll just tell you what I did. The recipe needs to be adjusted to fit your Jello mold. Mine holds about 5 or 5 1/2 cups of liquid.

The top layer is a sweetened condensed milk mixture. I sprinkled two packages of Knox gelatin onto 1/2 cup cold water. Let that sit for 5 minutes and the gelatin will bloom. Meanwhile, boil 1 cup of water. Combine the gelatin mixture with the 1 cup boiling water and stir until completely dissolved. Then pour in 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk (do not use evaporated milk). Stir completely and pour as much as you need into the mold. I think I used about 2/3 of the mixture and tossed the rest. Yes, probably not very efficient, but I was winging it!

After at least 4 hours in the refrig...longer is probably better, I placed 1 large box (6 ounces) of orange Jello in a glass measuring cup. I added enough boiling water to equal 2 cups of mixture. I stirred until dissolved, let it cool a bit, and poured most of it on top of the white mixture.

After another round in the refrig, I did the same with a large box of lemon Jello and placed it in the mold.

Candy Corn Jello Bundt - I Like Big Bundts

I'm almost half-way. Whew! Come back tomorrow for Day #14 of my 30 Days of Bundt...all leading up to National Bundt Day on November 15th. You have it on your calendar, right?!??!
- mary the food librarian

Recipe ideas from the Food Librarian's Jello past:
Broken Glass Jello
Laker Nation style Stained Glass Jello
Easter Jello
Layered Jello

I Like Big Bundts recap:

The Food Librarian confesses: I Like Big Bundts
Day 1: Pumpkin Spice Bundt with Buttermilk Icing
Day 2: Chocolate-Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Mocha Icing
Day 3: Pumpkin-Apple Spiced Bundt
Day 4: Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt
Day 5: Chocolate Zucchini Bundt
Day 6: Cardamom Vanilla Bundt
Day 7: Monkey Bread in a Bundt
Day 8: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt
Day 9: Coconut Bundt
Day 10: Sweet Potato Bundt
Day 11: Mom's Apple Cake Bundt
Day 12: Meyer Lemon Bundt
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RecipeGirl said... [Reply to comment]

DARLING!!!! I made red, white & blue finger jello for 4th of July & it was a huge hit!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE this one and I don't even like Jello! :)

Kitchen Kitten said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh, it's so perfect! Nice job! I bet it tastes pretty good too!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

What a cute idea! I love it. The slices look so pretty. I actually went ahead and marked National Bundt Cake Day on my calendar and I am going to post a bundt on that day.
Thanks for the inspiration!
My kids would love this one.

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

OK, now I'm in the mood for Halloween! Love the cross sections of this bundt creation (and it totally counts as a bundt in my book - it's in a bundt mold, right?)

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

This is so cute and creative! I love it!

Laura said... [Reply to comment]

I just tried a new bundt yeaterday. You'll have to check it out when I get it posted the week of Nov. 9. It's a praline pecan cake that uses a butter pecan cake mix, a can of coconut pecan frosting and zucchini all in the cake itself. Love your site and love all the bundts! I definitely will be making this fun candy corn bundt

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yeah baby! Great colors.
Ok, so when's the meatloaf bundt....

Mrs. G said... [Reply to comment]

I love it! So creative!

oneordinaryday said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh, that is awesome. And that pan does look like candy corn so it's perfect. Great job. So creative!!

Tamara Marnell said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh, I love Jello. I'd have to modify the top layer thanks to lactose intolerance--coconut pudding, maybe? Then it would be a lovely tropical Halloween cake.

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Tamara, I think coconut milk would be a good sub. You'll need more gelatin or less added water because coconut is not nearly as thick as the sweetened condensed milk. Have fun! -mary the food librarian

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

How cute is this! I'd rather have this than the real candy corn. So awesome, Mary!

Barbara Bakes said... [Reply to comment]

What a fun idea!

Federica Simoni said... [Reply to comment]

Oh che meraviglia!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

So, do you think... could it take on a pina colada flavor if you modify for the coconut milk, and then change the yellow layer from lemon to pineapple flavor? Oh, this is going to be fun! Thanks!

Natty said... [Reply to comment]

I hate candy corn but I think I could love this!

Everytime I look at your "I Like Big Bundts" banner, Sir Mixalot starts kickin' it in my head. I like 'em round a juicy...

Bethie said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that is beautiful.

Dorothy said... [Reply to comment]

Holy moly, just when I thought I'd seen it all this Halloween! Very creative idea, and the shape is just perfect. There are plenty of candy corn-shaped cookies out there on the internet, but yours is the first candy corn Jell-O mold I've seen! Love it :)

Bec said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! You just took this to a whole new bundt level.

kimberly salem said... [Reply to comment]

That is SO COOL! You are the queen of Jell-O :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Love it! A jello bundt. Perfect.

Hindy said... [Reply to comment]

Brilliant! And those slices are adorable.

The Scootabaker said... [Reply to comment]

oh wait, I forgot a bundt doesn't have to contain flour to be a bundt! Or does it? Who cares! This is way cool! And way WAY better than my Halloween dessert. ha!


Ingrid_3Bs said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, my goodness Jello isn't my fave by any means but that totally rocks! Very cool and creative!

Audrie said... [Reply to comment]

I wasn't expecting this! It's too cute!!!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

This is so freaking cool!

Sara @ Our Best Bites said... [Reply to comment]

ahhh, so cute!!

CaSaundraLeigh said... [Reply to comment]

Love this fun Halloween twist on the classic bundt! I was wondering before what you would come up with for Halloween--brilliant!

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy jello mold that looks like candy corn....delicious :)

Melinda said... [Reply to comment]

This looks absolutely gorgeous! And sounds yummy too!

Cakebrain said... [Reply to comment]

what a great idea! I love the layers!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

This is so pretty, Mary! I love the way it looks like candy corn! Just gorgeous.

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a few days behind. That Jello bundt looks awesome! Love it! Great job.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

This is beyond adorable!!!!

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

that is awesome! and could the mold have been more perfect for candy corn?!?

amypie said... [Reply to comment]

I have that exact same mould! I found it for $2 in an op shop the other week!

Must try this.

Anita D said... [Reply to comment]

I love this recipe, I don't do much jello baking, but I really think I am going to try this, I love the way it looks when it is sliced. Thanks for this great recipe!!!!

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