Christmas Jelly Cake | No-Bake

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever… with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice… but with a Christmas makeover!

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas make

Is there actually anyone in the world who doesn’t love jelly slice??? It is the BEST! Layers of a crunchy biscuit base, creamy filling and jelly top… it doesn’t get any better than that. Well until now, that is!!

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas make

Introducing the BEST ever Christmas Jelly Cake. This takes the classic favourite to a whole new level. I’m talking 5 layers of Christmassy-festiveness-deliciousness.

  1. A simple biscuit base
  2. A creamy condensed milk filling
  3. A green jelly layer
  4. Another creamy condensed milk layer
  5. And finally… a red jelly topping

How AWESOME is that!!??

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas make

This no-bake dessert is going to take your Christmas party up a notch in the yumminess-factor (that’s totally a thing!). Plus it’s super easy to make (you just need to have a little bit of time on your hands and also prepare it the day before).

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas make

And please, please don’t be freaked out thinking that 5 layers = a tricky dessert. Nope, not at all! Each of the layers will take you just a couple of minutes to prepare. The time consuming part is just waiting for each of the layers to set!!

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas make

So please promise me you’ll add this Christmas Jelly Slice to your must-make list. It’s a guaranteed winner with kids (and adults!!).

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas make

 

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This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas make

Christmas Jelly Cake - Conventional Method

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas makeover!

Course Christmas, desserts, no bake
Cuisine Christmas, desserts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 serves
Author Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • For Layer 1 (the base):
  • 250 g plain sweet biscuits (like Arnotts Marie)
  • 180 g butter, melted
  • For Layer 2:
  • 2 tsp gelatin powder (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
  • 400 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • For Layer 3:
  • 1 X 85 g packet green jelly crystals
  • For Layer 4:
  • 2 tsp gelatin powder (dissolved in 1/4 cup of water)
  • 400 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • For Layer 5:
  • 1 X 85 g packet red jelly crystals

Instructions

  1. Grease and line a 23cm round springform tin with baking paper and set aside. 

  2. Make the green jelly according to the packet instructions and set aside on the bench to cool - do not place it in the fridge as you don't want it to set just yet. 

  3. Crush the biscuits in a food processor and place into a separate bowl. Add the melted butter and mix until well combined.

  4. Firmly press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared tin and then place it into the fridge.

  5. Dissolve gelatin powder in the cold water (see notes section). 

  6. Place the condensed milk and lemon juice into a separate bowl. Add the dissolved gelatine mixture and mix until completely combined.

  7. Pour the mixture over the prepared base and place into the fridge until set.

  8. Gently pour the cooled green jelly over the top of the slice and place into the fridge until set.

  9. Make the red jelly according to the packet instructions and set aside on the bench to cool - do not place it in the fridge as you don't want it to set just yet. 

  10. Dissolve gelatin powder in the cold water (see notes section).

  11. Place the condensed milk and lemon juice into a separate bowl. Add the dissolved gelatine mixture and mix until completely combined.

  12. Carefully pour the mixture over the set green jelly and place back into the fridge until set.

  13. Gently pour the cooled red jelly over the top of the slice and place into the fridge until set.

Recipe Notes

This recipe needs to be made the day before as it takes quite a bit of setting time for each layer. 

Ensure each layer is set before preparing the next layer.

To dissolve your gelatine powder, sprinkle it over 1/4 cup of cold water in a small bowl and allow it to sit for a minute or two. Place the cold water bowl (containing the gelatine) into a larger bowl filling with boiling water and allow it to slowly warm up (while stirring). 

 

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas make

Christmas Jelly Cake - Thermomix Method

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas makeover!

Course Christmas, desserts, no bake
Cuisine Christmas, desserts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 serves
Author Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • For Layer 1 (the base):
  • 250 g plain sweet biscuits (like Arnotts Marie)
  • 180 g butter
  • For Layer 2:
  • 2 tsp gelatin powder (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
  • 400 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • For Layer 3:
  • 1 X 85 g packet green jelly crystals
  • For Layer 4:
  • 2 tsp gelatin powder (dissolved in 1/4 cup of water)
  • 400 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • For Layer 5:
  • 1 X 85 g packet red jelly crystals

Instructions

  1. Grease and line a 23cm round springform tin with baking paper and set aside. 

  2. Make the green jelly according to the packet instructions and set aside on the bench to cool - do not place it in the fridge as you don't want it to set just yet. 

  3. Place the butter into the Thermomix bowl and melt on 80 degrees, Speed 2, 2 minutes. Add the biscuits and press Turbo until crushed and combined (you may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl partway through).

  4. Firmly press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared tin and then place it into the fridge.

  5. Dissolve gelatin powder in the cold water (see notes section). 

  6. Place the condensed milk and lemon juice into a clean Thermomix bowl. Add the dissolved gelatine mixture and mix on Speed 4, 15 seconds.

  7. Pour the mixture over the prepared base and place into the fridge until set.

  8. Gently pour the cooled green jelly over the top of the slice and place into the fridge until set.

  9. Make the red jelly according to the packet instructions and set aside on the bench to cool - do not place it in the fridge as you don't want it to set just yet. 

  10. Dissolve gelatin powder in the cold water (see notes section).

  11. Place the condensed milk and lemon juice into a clean Thermomix bowl. Add the dissolved gelatine mixture and mix on Speed 4, 15 seconds.

  12. Carefully pour the mixture over the set green jelly and place back into the fridge until set.

  13. Gently pour the cooled red jelly over the top of the slice and place into the fridge until set.

Recipe Notes

This recipe needs to be made the day before as it takes quite a bit of setting time for each layer. 

Ensure each layer is set before preparing the next layer.

To dissolve your gelatine powder, sprinkle it over 1/4 cup of cold water in a small bowl and allow it to sit for a minute or two. Place the cold water bowl (containing the gelatine) into a larger bowl filling with boiling water and allow it to slowly warm up (while stirring). 

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas make

24 thoughts on “Christmas Jelly Cake | No-Bake”

  1. Prudence says:

    Please give us the option of a simple print – not just share – much easier to have a hard copy on the kitchen bench!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Prudence, I’m sorry I don’t think I understand what you mean? You simply click the ‘print’ button on the recipe card and it will print out for you?

      1. Brenda says:

        I couldn’t get it to print either

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Hmm that’s very weird. I’ve just clicked the print button and it’s worked fine for me! Perhaps your browser settings are blocking it?

    2. Jenny says:

      Yum great Christmas dessert to serve along with the Christmas pudding (got to have pudding),
      I set halved strawberries in the top red jelly . Thanks for sharing xx

      1. Lucy Mathieson says:

        Fantastic Jenny!! The strawberries are a lovely idea!

  2. Aj says:

    Booooo my green jelly leaked out of the cake tin

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Oh no!!!

  3. Kylie says:

    how long will this last in the fridge ie can it be made a few days in advance? Thanks in advance

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Kylie, yes it will last for around 4 days in the fridge 🙂

  4. Bree says:

    I made this for our family Christmas and it turned out amazing and everyone said how great it looked and tasted. Your instructions were super easy to follow for a first ever attempt at Jelly slice and I had no trouble printing. Thank you so much.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Woo hoo!!! Thanks for the lovely feedback!!! xx

  5. Margaret says:

    Are you using 2 packets of red jelly? As it’s quite thicker than the green?
    Thanks

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Margaret, no just the 1 packet of red jelly! Hahaha I had a little spill with my green jelly while I was stirring it (hence why there’s a bit less!).

      1. Margaret says:

        Thank you. Your cake still looks beautiful.

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Thank you xx

      2. Jas says:

        Or it leaked out of the springform pan. Don’t use a springform pan!

  6. Patti says:

    I saw this on pinterest and fell in love. This is sooo pretty. I want to make it for Christmas eve. I think my family will LOVE it. I love that you have thermomix instructions, too. I have heard of this mythical machine that practically cooks dinner for you, but unfortunately, it hasn’t really caught on in the US where I live. Plus, the price is beyond my means.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Patti, yes I’ve heard that the Thermomix has just started to become more popular in the US. They really are fantastic – but this recipe is just as easy without one, I promise!

  7. Rachel says:

    Has anyone made it dairy free by using coconut condensed milk? wondering if I should try haha

  8. Steph says:

    This was such a hit at our Christmas family lunch this year that I am now officially in charge of festive desserts every year – no one wants to compete with this! We often have trifle as the typical South African Christmas dessert, but this is a fantastic alternative.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!!! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this! xx

  9. Hi can you tell me how much boiling water do I add to the gelatine and cold water please

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Brenda, you dont actually add the boiling water to the cold water with the gelatine. You place the bowl with the cold water and gelatine into a larger bowl and fill up the larger bowl with a bit of boiling water (but making sure the boiling water doesn’t enter the bowl with the cold water and gelatine). The heat will help to dissolve the gelatine. xx

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