This iced berry cake couldn’t be easier. A store-bought cake is filled with fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and whipped cream. An easy and fast celebration cake.
As author Bill Collison explains, “This is an all-singing, whooped-up, somewhat-over-the-top, photo-opportunity cake that requires no cooking at all and can be assembled–because it is essentially an assembly job–by a five-year-old. Which is, after all, the point: that it has been, at least in some small way, prepared by the children.” If you have the time and patience (and, if you’re under the age of 10, the adult supervision), we strongly encourage you to indulge in a made-from-scratch cake of any sort for this messy mom’s day surprise. But there’s no shame in relying on a store-bought cake. But why stop with cake? Even a brownie could be a lovely base for this lovely gift. And if you don’t mind even more of a mess than what’s already in store for you, consider swapping softened ice cream for whipped cream. May as well pull out all the stops. Originally published on May 11, 2012.–Renee Schettler Rossi
Iced Berry Cake
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- 30 M
- 30 M
- Serves 8 to 12
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Recipe Testers Reviews
This was a fun cake to put together. I used a Victoria Sponge Cake I made earlier in the week. It really took no time at all to assemble and presented beautifully, in a messy sort of way. The whipped cream gave it a heavenly look. Berries, peanut butter cups, and melted chocolate gave the cake a true “celebration” feeling. A big slice of this on the plate was fun to eat.
It reminded me of something you would eat in a cartoon. Everyone enjoyed it.