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Recipe for Strawberry Cake with a Gelatin Topping

This strawberry tart is very simple to make. You can make a pastry case if you like, or simply use a store-bought one. It is important to use ripe berries for this gelatin cake recipe. Choose big, juicy, fully ripe strawberries to make this strawberry gelatin cake perfect. The strawberry gelatin mixture on this cake will set and enclose the cake, making it firm yet soft and juicy. Gelatin gives cakes such a wonderful texture.

This strawberry tart recipe is a bit like gelatin poke cake. Although you paint the tart shell with a thick gelatin mixture before adding to filling to waterproof it, some of the gelatin will soak through the sponge-like shell and color it red. It looks appetizing if some of the gelatin runs over the outside lip too because things like that are what differentiates store-bought strawberry cake from homemade strawberry gelatin cake recipes. Every homemade strawberry gelatin cake looks slightly different and that is a good thing.

This easy gelatin flavor cake recipe is made by filling a pastry shell with whipped cream, fresh berries and a kirsch or Frangelico enriched strawberry gelatin mixture. Kirsch is cherry liqueur and Frangelico is hazelnut liqueur. You can omit this ingredient if you are making this strawberry gelatin cake for kids.

Easy Strawberry Gelatin Tart Recipe
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves or Makes: 6
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  • 1 baked tart shell, 10 inches across
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kirsch or Frangelico (optional)
  • 1 ¼ cups whipped cream
  • 1 pint ripe strawberries
  • ½ pint mixed berries (maybe cherries and redcurrants)
  • 1 package strawberry gelatin
  1. Boil the sugar and kirsch or Frangelico, and then add the gelatin and ¼ cup boiling water.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Paint the inside of the tart shell with this glaze to waterproof it and let it set for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the boiling water to the gelatin mixture and stir it well.
  5. Stir in the cold water.
  6. Spread a layer of whipped cream inside the tart shell, and then arrange the strawberries and other berries over the top.
  7. Wait until the gelatin mixture is thick, and then pour it over the top of the strawberry tart.
  8. Do not worry if it goes over the edges or soaks through the cake.
  9. Refrigerate the strawberry tart for 3 hours, and then serve it in slices.

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This delicious looking strawberry cake is much easier to make than you might think. There is no baking involved. You simply fill a tart with cream, berries, and gelatin and let it set. If you are looking for an easy recipe for gelatin cake, recipes do not get much easier than this one. The juicy berries and gelatin layer sit on top of a whipped cream layer and the sponge soaks up all the delicious gelatin. This fresh strawberry cake recipe makes a wonderful centerpieces and you can serve the slices with whipped cream, custard or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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