It seems most of the nation is suffering from scorching temperatures this week so today’s recipe share is a perfect cool-down treat.
My friend Kelli from Pretty Painted Things sent in the following treat for ya’ll to try.
– 1 quart strawberries, cleaned, sliced (if berries are out of season or not very sweet sweeten with 1/4 cup sugar)
– 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1 tsp. vanilla
– 1 angel food cake, torn into bite size pieces
– 3 cup sweetened whipped cream (softened Cool Whip will work fine)
In a mixing bowl, whip softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla and mix until completely incorporated. Fold in whipped cream (or Cool Whip). In bottom of serving bowl, begin layering, beginning with cake pieces, then whipped cream mixture, then strawberries. Continue until bowl is full, ending with the whipped cream layer. Chill before serving.
Kelli says this recipe is great if you’re watching your waistline since angel food cakes are naturally fat free. Many grocery story bakeries are now offering sugar-free cakes too. If you use reduced fat cream cheese and fat free Cool Whip then substitute Splenda or other non-sugar sweetener for the sugar, you can easily adapt the recipe to your specific dietary restriction.
And if strawberries aren’t your thing? Switch them out for your berry of choice or use a mixture of berries for another delicious option. If you think about it, this is like 5 desserts in one! Thanks for sharing with us Kelli.
We’ll see ya’ll again next week for another fare share. Stay cool!
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