Wasn't hard to make and was WOW in taste. Served at birthday party and was the hit of the day. It went very fast.
I made this today in a punch bowl, doubling the recipe. I used one and a half (13 ounces each) pre-made angel food cakes, 2 quarts of strawberries (I couldn't get raspberries) and doubled everything else. Kate, I hadn't made this for quite awhile so I kept in mind what you said in your review about wanting to moisten the cake the next time...thanks :) What I did was rinse the strawberries and then sprinkled a bit of sugar on them. This seemed to correct the potential dryness problem. I also refrigerated for about 16 hours, so the longer it sat, the cake probably soaked in more juices. The picture I posted is the one made with strawberries.
This was great. I used light cream cheese and light cool whip and pound cake. I also used strawberries instead of raspberries. Next time I might try moistening the cake slightly with orange juice. The family really enjoyed it and I will definately make it again. Thanks Karen.
Thank you so much! I made this for a dinner party yesterday, and it was absolutely delicious!! Raspberries are sky high right now, so I used strawberries instead. I saw the other reviews first, and was a bit worried about the cake being dry, so I washed and chopped the berries (4 quarts because I doubled the recipe) earlier that morning, and added about 1 1/2c of water, and about 1/4c sugar in a bowl. I refrigerated that mixture for about 4 hours and then finished the recipe as directed. That definitely solved the dry cake problem. It was a huge hit and I will definitely be making this again and again. Thanks again Karen!
I opted to use a store-bought Angel Food Cake to make this for my DD's birthday. She was so thrilled, as raspberries are her favorite fruit, and with chocolate it's the "Ultimate". I shaved chocolate and made chocolate cursl to put on the top. It looked so pretty and tasted even better. Everyone enjoyed it so much. Now my youngest daughter wants one for her birthday too. It's okay by me. It was awesome! Thank you for sharing Karen!
I used prepared pound cake but cut them into slices and lined the bottom and sides of the trifle dish. I then spread raspberry preserves on the slices before I added thawed frozen raspberries. Next time I will grill the pound cake for presentation. The plain sides of pound cake were not very attractive. I did grate the chocolate but I wished I had made curls instead for the sake of presentation. The dessert got rave reviews and I will definitely make this again.
i used the cake mix, real whipped cream as I'm not that fond of Cool Whip. I also didn't have fresh raspberries, so I subbed some really good raspberrry jam. This was soooo good and easy to put together. Thanks.