Sunday, May 15, 2011
Our strawberries have ripened and this dessert is one of our favorite ways to use them! It is simple, elegant and DEElicious!
about 4 cups sliced strawberries
2 boxes cheesecake pudding, prepared according to package
1 pint heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
about 4 cups cake, cut into chunks (I used leftover cupcakes)
Sprinkle about 2 tsp of sugar over the strawberries and set them aside. This will allow them to make a little yummy syrup. Go ahead and make the pudding now, if you haven't.
Whip the cream until peaks form, gradually adding the 1/4 cup of sugar while whipping.
Layer in this order:
1/2 of the cake chunks
1/2 of the strawberries (drizzling their juice over the cake and placing some of the prettier slices against the side of the bowl)
1/2 the pudding
1/2 the whipped cream
Repeat & top with a whole strawberry. Chill for several hours before serving. Makes about 12 servings.
Note 1: A crushed pineapple layer also tastes good. And blueberries. And bananas. And...
Note 2: You can use any kind of cake - sponge, angel food, chocolate, or even Twinkies!