Preparation time: 30 minutes plus chilling
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 16 servings
â€¢1 envelope unflavored gelatin
â€¢1/4 cup cold water
â€¢1/2 cup boiling water
â€¢1 cup sugar
â€¢1 cup orange juice
â€¢1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
â€¢2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
â€¢1 angel food cake (12 ounces), cut into cubes (10 cups)
â€¢1 cup flaked coconut
â€¢In a bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add sugar and juices; stir until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until partially thickened, about 2 hours.
â€¢ Beat 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form; fold into gelatin mixture. Line a 4-qt. round bowl with plastic wrap. Spoon about 1 cup whipped cream mixture into bowl. Alternate layers of cake and whipped cream mixture until bowl is filled, ending with cream mixture. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
â€¢ Unmold onto a serving plate. Whip remaining cream; frost cake. Sprinkle with coconut. Yield: 16 servings.