Stained Glass Cake


Recipe: Stain Glass Cake

Summary: A 1950s advertisement for Jell-O made Stained Glass Cake famous. Also known as Crown Jewel Cake or Broken Glass Cake, this easy, child-friendly icebox cake looks just as pretty today as it did then.


  • 12 graham crackers, crushed to fine crumbs (about 1 ½ cups)
  • ¾ cup sugar, divided
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 (3 ounce) boxes Jell-O
  • 4 ½ cups boiling water
  • ¾ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

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