Recipes

 

BERRY-LICIOUS DESSERT SQUARES

"This combo of fresh fruit and sweetness is my idea of a great way to finish off a summer meal!"  -Colleen Gingrich

BERRY-LICIOUS DESSERT SQUARES

1 pkg. (298 grams) prepared pound cake, cut into 12 slices

3 tablespoons orange juice

4 cups mixed fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries and halved strawberries)

2 tablespoons sugar

2 pkg. (4 serving size each) vanilla instant pudding

21/2 cups cold milk

2¾ cups thawed whipped topping, divided

 

Arrange cake slices on bottom of 13"x9" baking dish, cutting to fit if necessary; drizzle with juice. Mix berries and sugar and place on top of cake. Beat pudding mixes and milk in large bowl with whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in ¾ cup whipped topping; spread over berries. Top with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate 1 hour. This dessert can be prepared the night before serving. Yield: 15 servings.

 

If desired, prepare your own pound cake with the following recipe:

Pound Cake

1/2 cup butter, softened

125 grams (4 oz.) cream cheese, softened

11/2 cups sugar

3 eggs

11/2 cups cake flour

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream butter and cream cheese; gradually add the sugar, beating on medium mixer speed till light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour, mixing just until well blended. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9"x5" loaf pan. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely.