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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My First Recipe Post

Over the Fourth of July weekend, I made this ice box dessert and my family loved it. I thought I would share it with you today. This is my first recipe that I have posted and I hope you like it.



Deluxe Icebox Dessert



Cake Layer
     10          ounces  frozen pound cake -- defrosted
     ¼            cup  sugar
     ¼            cup  lemon juice
     ¼            cup  water


 Filling
      8            ounces  Neufchatel cheese 
     ½            cup  sugar
     2 ½         cups  milk
     8             ounces  instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
     2             cups  Cool Whip®


 Topping
     2              cups  Cool Whip®
     2              cups  strawberries
     2              cups  blueberries
     1              tablespoon  sugar


Slice the pound cake in approximately 1/4 inch sections. Enough to cover the bottom of a 9x13 glass casserole dish. Slice and fit extra pieces of cake into any gaps between slices.

Prepare lemon sugar syrup. In a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup water to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Pour over the cake slices. Place casserole in refrigerator while preparing the filling.

Place the softened cream cheese in the large bowl of an electric mixer. Mix the cream cheese well scraping down the sides until it is well mixed. Add the sugar and mix again scraping down the sides until well blended. Add the milk slowly whiles blending and scraping down the sides until mixture is a creamy consistency with no lumps of cream cheese. Then add the pudding mix and blend again. Check after 2 minutes the mixture should start to thicken up.

Once the mixture starts to thicken, add the Cool Whip and slowly blend in. Scrape down the sides and finish blending with a large rubber spatula. Spread the filling on top of the cake layer. Return to the refrigerator to firm up at least one hour.

Clean berries. In a large bowl slice the berries and add the whole blueberries. Stir in the sugar. Set aside while preparing  the cake. Serve cake in individual bowls or on a dessert plate.  Top with the additional cool whip and the berry mixture.

5 comments:

  1. What a great recipe post to start with! Looks delicious and refreshing. Perfect for a summer get together. Thanks for sharing and don't stop!

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  2. That looks wonderful, giving a big hi from Etsy blog team!!

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  3. yum yum yum, looks great wish i had some right now. great post...

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  4. Thank you Sher, Candy, Erin and Shellie! Thank you all for following and leaving such nice comments! Diane :)

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