Layered Jello Mousse Cake RecipeClassic Jello Mousse reborn as an elegant Layered Jello Mousse Cake Recipe. This fruity and exceptionally easy jello cake recipe is way too good to pass up!

Easy Layered Jello Mousse Cake
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Can I tell you a secret? I love jello.

We grownups are supposed to have matured past this brightly-colored jiggly treat, but I openly admit, I have not.

Simple Layered Jello Mousse Cake

Whatever happened to those Jello Salads and the Jello Fluff our grandmothers used to make?

Weren’t they the highlight of any church potluck? Say what you will, but they were always the first thing to disappear from the table.

I hope I’m never too sophisticated not to find a thrill in this classic treat.

Layered Jello Mousse Cake

This easy Layered Jello Mousse Cake Recipe is so simple to make, my young son can prepare it himself.

Layered with simple jello mousse and graham crackers, this treat is light, fluffy, and full of fruity essence. The easy mousse recipe is made of jello, cream cheese, and whipped topping. Once assembled, the jello mousse sets and softens the graham crackers layers, creating a 6 layered dessert that looks like a cake when cut.

Making Layered Jello Mousse Cake

Plus, Layered Jello Mousse Cake Recipe is classically elegant and can be decorated anyway you like. I made three flavors this week, raspberry, lemon and apricot, then decorated the tops with fresh and dried fruit to match the flavor. (The lemon was my favorite!)

This Layered Jello Mousse Cake Recipe can be made several days ahead and is the perfect surprise to bring to your Easter brunch. My kids thought it was the coolest thing ever.


Pretty Layered Jello Mousse Cake

Exciting news for those on a gluten free diet.

The Jello, Cool Whip, and Cream Cheese in this easy Layered Jello Mousse Cake Recipe are all gluten free. If you buy Gluten Free Graham Crackers, this Easter treat is all yours!

Easy Layered Jello Mousse Cake Recipe
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Layered Jello Mousse Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooling time: 2 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Layered Jello Mousse Cake Recipe - Classic Jello Mousse reborn as an elegant Jello Cake Recipe. This easy jello cake recipe is way too delicious to pass up!
Servings: 12 slices



  • Place scalding hot water in a bowl, add the jello packet and whisk until the jello dissolves. In a separate larger bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl, then slowly add the warm jello mixture into the cream cheese and beat until there are no clumps.
  • Allow the jello mixture to cool to room temperature, then fold in the cool whip.
  • Line a 8x11-inch pan with foil. Place 6 whole graham crackers at the bottom of the pan, creating a flat, tight layer. Spoon 1/3 of the jello mousse over the graham crackers and smooth. Repeat with remaining crackers and jello mousse until you have three layers of cracker and three layers of mousse in the jello cake recipe.
  • Place in the fridge to cool for at least two hours, to set the mousse and soften the graham crackers. Lift the jello cake out of the pan with the edges of the foil. Trim the messy edges and cut into 12 pieces. Garnish and serve.


NOTES: The nutritional facts are calculated with full-fat cream cheese and cool whip. However, low-fat substitutions can easily be made.


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 321mg, Potassium: 116mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 135IU, Calcium: 70mg, Iron: 1.2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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