Vegan Fruit Jelly Cake. Light, refreshing and naturally sweetened. Perfect for dessert and packed with a variety of fruit. Also a great way to impress guests.
I love a good fruit and jelly cake! They're beautiful, fun to eat and I never feel heavy after having one. In case you're wondering if they're hard to make, not at all!
I do recommend that you read some of my tips on how to make a good agar fruit jelly cake. I share them all below.
For my fruit jelly cake recipe, you'll need 3 of your favourite fruits diced up if they are not small enough, water, juice, agar agar powder, maple syrup and coconut milk!
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When people see this fruit jelly cake with agar agar they think it's hard AF to make lol but I TELL YOU IT'S NOT! It's legit like making jello and adding in some fruit. Seriously and if you can't make jello then I'm sorry I can't help you there lol.
How to Make Fruit Jelly Cake at Home
But since this is recipe blog, I figured I'd share some pointers on making jellies so you don't waste your time and toss the whole thing out because the layers are perfect! Even if they aren't, totally worth eating because #nofoodwaste please.
tips for making agar jelly fruit cake recipe
- Always whisk your agar agar powder into the liquid before you heat it. This allows for the agar agar powder to mix in with the ingredients well to prevent any clumps.
- Use a whisk! This ensure even distribution of your liquids. A fork does not cut it.
- Make sure to monitor your jelly liquid and do not over boil. Once it hits a boil, lower it to a very low simmer. Keep your jelly liquid over low heat before pouring into the mold. This ensures your jelly stays as a liquid. If you remove it off the heat source, it will solidify very quickly.
- Once your slowly and carefully pour your first layer of jelly into the mold and freeze it to firm the layer faster!
Thanks to Hot Thai Kitchen for inspiring me to make this Fruit Jelly Cake. You all need to follow her for all wonderful jelly recipes. In fact, she was the one who inspired me to start experimenting with agar agar powder!
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Vegan Fruit Jelly Cake
- 1 ⅓ cups water
- ⅔ cup fruit juice of your choice
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1¾ teaspoon agar agar powder
- ⅓ cup mango diced
- ⅓ cup strawberries diced
- ⅓ cup blueberries
- ¾ cup coconut milk full fat
- ¼ cup water
- ¾+ ⅛ teaspoon agar agar powder
- 3 tablespoon maple syrup
- In a small pot, whisk together water, fruit juice, maple syrup, agar agar powder. Bring to a boil and pour liquid into a 7 x 5 inch glass container. Then add in fruits and stir to distribute the colours. Freeze without a cover for 30 minutes to speed up the firming process.
- In a small pot, whisk together coconut milk, water, agar agar powder and maple syrup. Bring this a boil for 1 minute uncovered, stirring consistently.
- Pour this hot liquid over your firm fruit layer. Seal and place in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight to firm completely.
I love these! They're so aesthetic and I was worried about sugars. But then I looked and saw you used maple syrup yay! (Canadian maple syrup is so good!)
A delicious dessert but you forgot to mention in the written revipe that we have to boil the coconut milk mixture! I just watched the video now... So I've ended up with that coconut layer not set properly but it's still tasty!
I'm so sorry, that's an oversight on my part so thank you for bringing that to my attention Sonia! I'm glad you still enjoyed it and thank you for making my recipe.
Does the container have to be glass?
I would recommend anything that is heatproof since you're pouring hot liquid into it. Ceramic or a steel one will work. I would advise not using plastic.
Hello! I look forward to making this .... could you please let me know what size the glass container is that you set the jelly cake in? Thank you.
Hi Lily, thanks so much for asking and I hope you enjoy my recipe! I used a 7 x 5 inch glass container.
Thanks for sharing. May I know what fruit juice did you use? I'm thinking of using either coconut or lychee juice. Which one do you reckon works best for this recipe? Thank you.
Hi Kathrin, I used a mixture of mango with orange but Lychee would be absolutely delicious to use! Enjoy!