St. Patrick's Day Jello Cream Cake

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St Patrick Jello Cream Cake
St. Patrick's Day Jello Cream Cake

Happy almost St. Patrick's Day!

You know I have a major thing for Jello and my co-workers love it too. So, I pulled out a card from my mom's cookbook and made this Jello cream cake. My auntie used to make this every holiday season as well (it is great with a topping of Cherry Jello!)

St Patrick Jello Cream Cake collage 1
The crust is butter, brown sugar, flour and nuts. Easy peasy to make! Bake it off and let it cool before adding the next layers.

St Patrick Cream Cake collage 2
The ingredients are simple. Jello, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream and a little more sugar. The middle layer is cream cheese and sugar with whipped cream folded in. The lemon Jello is dissolved and gives the layer stability because of the gelatin.

St Patrick Jello Cream Cake
A big tray of this gelatin treat is always a big hit at potlucks or...the library! :)

If you don't want to make this one for St. Patty's day, try the Ice Cream Jello I made two years ago!

St Patrick Jello Cream Cake
Jello Cream Cake
Printable Recipe here

1 1/2 sticks - butter, softened
1/2 c brown sugar
1 1/2 c flour
1 c chopped walnuts or pecans

Cream Layer:
1 - 3 oz package of lemon Jello (small box)
1 c boiling water
1/2 c sugar
8 oz package of cream cheese (one block), softened
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Jello Layer:
1 - 6 oz package lime Jello (large box)
2 c boiling water
1 c cold water

1. Make the crust. Cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add flour and nuts to the mix. Press dough into buttered 9 x 13 inch pan. I use the Pyrex pan. Bake crust for 10-15 minutes in pre-heated 375 degrees oven or until crust is brown. Let cool.
2. Make cream layer. Dissolve lemon Jello with 1 cup boiling water. Let this mixture cool. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and cream cheese. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks (but don't make butter). Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Don't worry about it blending perfectly. Add the cooled lemon Jello and hand whisk together. Pour cream mixture over cooled crust and chill until firm in the refrigerator.
3. Make the Jello layer. In a large bowl, dissolve lime Jello with 2 cups boiling water. Add 1 cup cold water. Let this mixture cool. Pour on top of cheese mixture and return to refrigerator to cool completely.
4. Cut and enjoy!
5. Notes: You can, of course, change the color to suit your mood or holiday. This makes a bunch and can get pretty tall! When you add the cream layer, make sure you leave space for the top Jello layer. I usually place the 9 x 13 pan on a half-sheet pan in case I have spillage when placing the top layer on the cake!
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The Cilantropist said... [Reply to comment]

Love these layers, the green looks almost neon! And you are right, perfect for st. pattys day, but with some changes could be perfect for so many different occasions.

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Brilliant! Love this idea - it looks totally gorgeous and delicious. :) Perfect for St. Patty's day!

Jocie's Mom said... [Reply to comment]

This is a super cool St. Paddy's Day treat. Can desserts be adorable? Cause this one is definitely adorable...

freerangegirl said... [Reply to comment]

What a great idea - ive got to tell you, i made your stained glass jelly with my school students and they loved it - they couldnt believe the effect they achieved! - thanks x

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Very have such lucky coworkers. Luck of the irish was in the kitchen with you while you made that....

Lindsey @Lindselicious said... [Reply to comment]

This used to be my favorite dessert at Zippy's in Hawaii! It's so cute for St Pattys too!

Meg Johnston said... [Reply to comment]

I love these! You're so creative with Jello :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh this is so fun! I've recently had some fun with Jello making Dorie's Citrus-Berry Terrine (definitely try it!), and this is definitely a much less formal JELLO dessert. Can't wait to make this on Thursday! Please keep sharing the fun Jello recipes.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so tasty! I will try it with the cherry jello I think, green jello scares me :/

Tessa said... [Reply to comment]

My husband's family makes a dish that is very similar except the bottom layer is done with crushed up pretzels. It's definitely good!

Maggie said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you love Jello !!
I feel the very same and you have shown some ideas that I had no clue about.
Thanks so much I enjoy your blog and share it with my friends.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This is one of the desserts I remember from childhood. I never had it with green jello, looks yummy. I plan on making this for St. Patty's day for my coworkers...I really enjoy your blog. I checked out your site after seeing it mentioned on justjennrecipes. You are very creative and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

You are definitely the jello queen, but I love it. This will need to be dessert soon. Dudette will be in jello heaven.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

What a fun, festive treat for St Patty's Day Mary!

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

OMG this is just like my aunt's, she calls hers Cheesecake Jello and she wouldn't give me her recipe! (can you imagine?! LOL) I want to make this now and give some to her, hahaha ;)

Allison said... [Reply to comment]

I love love love all your jello desserts. And this one is so perfect for St. Patrick's Day! I have been dying to try one of your broken glass jello recipes, but I may have to start with this one first! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

I made this for my hubby for celebrates his 40th on St. Patrick's Day. It's DELICIOUS! My layers sort of 'reversed'. When I poured the green jello over the cream layer, it must not have been set enough because I perforated the cream layer and the green jello settled underneath. So instead of having a green jello layer on top, it's the cream layer. Still tasted great!

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

What a fun dish! I haven't made jello in ages, and for no good reason. Now I'm inspired!

Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) said... [Reply to comment]

FUN! I love anything with Jello in it. It's always nice to eat something that reminds you of when you were young :)

Shruti said... [Reply to comment]

love the colorful presention. your blog has different foods from other blogs !!
love it :D happy cooking mary !! do check out my food blog :)

Lulu the Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, this will have to go on The List. It reminds me of my mom's pretzel jello, which I could eat an entire pan of!

Lemon Chiffon Cake said... [Reply to comment]

I have this exact recipe. I used macadamia nuts for the crust and strawberry jello for the topping. I had to nag a patient for this recipe which she did not want to give me 35+ years ago. She got tired of me so she gave it to me. She said it originated in Hawaii.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I know I already commented on these, but Dudette and I just spent the afternoon making these as a surprise for her Daddy and we're just waiting for it to finish setting up so we can surprise him with it. Thanks again for sharing this. It's a great recipe to make with kids.

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

My husband thinks Jello should be a food group. I think he'll be almost giddy over these.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

My grandmother made this with strawberry jello when I was a kid

Trimble said... [Reply to comment]

Very yummy, especially the cookie layer, oh my! Thank you!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Do you think they would work with a sugar cookie crust?

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

@Mandi Warren I think this would work with a sugar cookie crust too.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This was the hit of our St. Patty's dinner! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Made this for our library's St. Patrick's day celebration! It was a hit! Thanks Mary.

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