No Bake Red, White & Blue Cake

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 11:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

I don’t know if it’s because of the beautiful weather we have had lately, or if it’s because I am bombarded by the amazing aroma of fresh strawberries every time I walk in to the produce section of the grocery store, but I have been craving fruit like crazy. It’s so refreshing on a hot day and I feel like it’s pretty much guilt free.

I am still on my quest to becoming a healthier me, so I am always looking for recipes that are on the healthier side. I also want recipes that aren’t too overly involved, because really who has time for that?

SOOOoooo, I turn to my resident nutrition counselor (slash kids belts assistant), Jen, for some healthier dessert ideas (have I mentioned that she has lost 16lbs so far, averaging a little over 5lbs a month since she started!)

Here is what she came up with and let me just say, it was delicious, easy and fast! It will be perfect for all of the upcoming spring and summer get togethers. Everyone will be uber impressed… :)

No Bake Red, White & Blue Cake
*Fresh berries work the best. Frozen berries tend to be too watery. 

1 Low-fat or Sugar Free Angel Food Cake (from the Bakery at your local grocery store)
1 Small Container of Fresh Blueberries*
1 Small Container of Fresh Strawberries (Sliced)*
1 Small Container of Fresh Raspberries*
1 Small Container of Fresh Blackberries*
1 Large Container of Low Fat or Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt (any brand)
A few sprigs of Fresh Mint

There are really two ways to prepare this:

  1. Like you see above: If you want the cake as a centerpiece, pour the contents of the yogurt into the center of the cake and spread across the top of the cake. Then top with all of the fresh berries and garnish with a few mint sprigs. (Note: While this looks beautiful, it serves up a little messy, it’s still delicious, though)
  2. Like you see below: If you want more of a polished plated presentation, slice the cake up into individual serving sizes. Top each piece with a dollop of the vanilla yogurt and then the berries. Garnish with a mint sprig if the mood suits you! (the one below only has strawberries and blueberries).
Now, didn’t I tell you it was simple and quick? No baking or cooking required and it’s still a fabulous refreshing dish for dessert. I love that it’s not too heavy, when it’s hot out, I want something light and airy, not dense and heavy.
I think you will love this and I’m pretty sure your guests will too!
Blessings,
Common Cents Mama - Kids Belts - Toddler Belts inventor

 

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