Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 hrs
Dr. and Mrs. Turner brought this cake regularly to meetings of the Mid-Ohio Scottish Heritage Association. I always made sure to leave room on my plate for this dessert! The recipe was published in "The Centennial Cookbook of the Daughters of Scotland". Cooking time includes overnight chilling.
- 2 (1/4 ounce) envelopesknox unflavored gelatin
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 3 (2 1/2 g) packages whipped dessert topping mix (Dream Whip)
- 1 prepared angel food cake
- Soften gelatine in cold water. Add boiling water, sugar, juice, pineapple and salt. Mix well. Refrigerate until partly jelled.
- Prepare 2 packages whipped topping mix according to directions. Fold into jelled mixture.
- Line a large mixing bowl with waxed paper or extra-wide plastic wrap. Break the angel food cake into 1-inch chunks. In the lined mixing bowl, make layers of cake and jelled mixture, alternating and finishing with jelled mixture.
- Chill overnight.
- Next day, prepare 1 package whipped topping mix. Take cake from refrigerator and turn upside down on large plate. Remove bowl and waxed paper. Frost with whipped topping mix. Chill until serving time.
- NOTE: If you substitute Cool Whip or whipped cream, you will need six cups. However, I can't speak to the results of using those ingredients.
What a hit this dessert was! 6 people polished off 3/4 of it before I could get out of the kitchen to grab my share! Thanks to the chef, I found the "whipped dessert topping" - aka Dream Whip - blast from my past - pre-Cool Whip era. ;-) (note- if you elect to sub Cool Whip or whipped cream - 1 ( 2.5g) envelope of topping, prepared, yields 2 cups so you would need 6 cups total) The prep - This goes together easily and despite my misgivings, came out of the bowl intact. I found that the extra-wide plastic wrap was easier for lining the bowl than waxed paper. The taste - a mild, creamy pineapple flavor. Might benefit from a shot of pineapple extract to make it shine. - This would also be a fun recipe to tweak using different flavors and fruits - strawberry comes to mind. Thanks, Debbie R., for sharing this!
This was a huge hit. I used short cakes instead of angle food cake for a better flavor. Everyone loves the short cakes better. I also add coconut to mix jello mix. I put coconut on the cool whip with a few cherries. And I use cool whip instead of the whip packets. It's great because you can add anything you want i.e coconut, walnuts, more fruit and it works.
I use to make this dessert several times per year for family gatherings, and it was always a big hit! It is especially cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. Its pretty snowball appearance takes everyone's mind off the scintillating summer temperatures.