Refrigerator Christmas Cake Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main Ingredient


 Unflavored gelatin2 Tablespoon
 Milk1 Quart
 Eggs2 , separated
 Sugar2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Chopped maraschino cherries3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Maraschino juice1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Heavy cream1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Vanilla wafers24 Ounce

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 473 Calories from Fat 208

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.6%

Saturated Fat 13.4 g67.1%

Trans Fat 1.6 g

Cholesterol 84.2 mg

Sodium 195.8 mg8.2%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.4%

Sugars 27.8 g

Protein 8 g16.8%

Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 167%

Calcium 18.1% Iron 1.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Soften gelatin in 1/2 cup milk.
Scald remaining milk and pour onto beaten egg yolks.
Add sugar, salt and softened gelatin; return to double boiler; cook until mixture coats a spoon.
Add cherries, juice and vanilla.
Chill until mixture begins to thicken.
Fold in beaten egg whites and half the cream, whipped.
Butter a cake pan and arrange vanilla wafers around it.
Pour in filling and cover top with remaining vanilla wafers.
Chill overnight.
Unmold and frost sides and top of cake with remaining cream, whipped.
Serves 12.