Sunday, December 03, 2006

Easy Peasy Berry-misu

Almost as seen on RachaelRay. If you want the original recipe, you can go search at
But here's my version:

Easy Peasy Berry-misu

one box cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist French Vanilla, bake per instruction on box)
one packet Philly Cream Cheese
500ml whipping cream
4 tbsp icing sugar
500grams frozen strawberries
4 tbsp granulated sugar

Bake cake per instructions on box, preferrably in a square pan for easy cutting. Let cool.
Leave cream cheese out to room temperature, dredge with fork so that it mixes with the whipped cream easier.
Whip up the whip cream till soft peaks form. Sprinkle icing sugar and add in the cream cheese, mix on low till stiff (or use a hand-beater to be safe).
In a blender/food processor, blend the frozen strawberries with the granulated sugar. Add a little bit of cream/water for lubrication if needed (I needed to).
In a deep serving container (preferrably glass), arrange a layer of cake, then spoon the strawberry slush, then layer on dollops of cream-cheese mix. If your dish is deep enough, do another layer. If not, one layer will do.
Refridgerate. Scoop out to serve.

You can adjust the sweetness of each layer to your liking. I don't like mine to be too sweet, plus the vanilla cake was sweet enough and my strawberries were slightly tart, so 4 tablespoons of sugar worked just fine.
Because I used cream instead of water, my strawberry layer was pink and people (especially the children) thought it was ice cream.
I brought it to an open house last weekend and it was a hit :) I had to make another one when we came home coz my kids complained that they didnt get to eat enough. One box of the cake filled about 2 large 5" by 8" container, but if you wanted, you could also fill glasses (or tupperwares) with the layers to make individual servings for a party.
Don't worry about leftover ingredients, because each layer is good enough to eat on it's own. I ate leftover cake with leftover cream while my kids happily drank the leftover strawberry slush.

Happy Trying!
Don't forget to tell me if yours turn out well!

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