Saturday, March 26, 2011

Strawberry Heaven

We had our missionaries over for dinner and I wanted to make sure they didn’t go home hungry, so I make 3 kinds of enchiladas with Spanish Rice and for dessert I made this Strawberry Heaven.

I am not a fan of Cool Whip, but do eat it when there isn’t real whip cream around. So yep, I changed the recipe a bit. This dessert is easy and tastes refreshing!!!

As I was making this cake right at the dinner table, I remembered that my Aunt Shirley made a similar type of cake with Jell-O, she said she got her recipe right off a box of Duncan Hines cake mix. (Information below.)

Here is the original recipe:

1 tube angel food cake (10 inch)

1 pint strawberries, crushed

1 tablespoon milk

1 pint strawberries, sliced

1 tub (12 ounces) Cool Whip Lite Whipped Topping thawed

Strawberries fans (opt.)

Fresh mint leaves (opt.)

  • Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate.
  • Stir crushed strawberries and milk into 1 ½ cups of the whipped topping in large bowl.
  • Spread ½ of the strawberry mixture on cake layer. Arrange ½ of the sliced strawberries on top of strawberries of strawberry mixture. Repeat layers, ending with cake. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining whipped topping.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour of until ready to serve. Decorated top and sides of cake with strawberry fans and mint leaves. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.

Makes 10 servings.

How I made mine:

1 small package strawberry, Jell-O, make according to directions, and set aside.

Make sure the Jell-O is set.

1 angel food cake

2 pints of strawberries, crushed, but save some out for the top of the cake.

2 cups of heavy cream, whipped with 3 tablespoons of powered sugar, set aside.

Take Jell-O and mix in strawberries. Fold in 1 cup of whipped cream, save rest of cream.

Cut angel food cake into 3 layers.

Take bottom layer of cake and spread ½ of strawberry Jell-O mixture on. Take next cake layer and do same thing. Put on top cake layer.

Spread rest of whipped cream all over the cake. Cut saved strawberries into fans and put on top of cake. Enjoy!

Now you have 3 different ways to make this type of cake!!

Words from Aunt Shirley: “That looks like one I make, is the recipe called "Strawberry Sparkle Cake?" So light and delicious. You break up the pieces of angel food cake from the center,the filling is frozen strawberries, boiling water and strawberry jello, when thickened the cake pieces are mixed in and used to fill the center of the cake. I got the recipe all those years ago from a Duncan Hines angel food cake mix.”

Here is the link to the recipe and picture of Aunt Shirley's cake:!/photo.php?fbid=10150138547734537&set=a.46927449536.46958.588024536&theater

1 comment:

  1. You can't go wrong with a strawberries and cream combination! Thanks for sharing - yummy!