Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TWD: Berry Surprise Cake

This week's recipe intrigued me from the beginning. A hollowed out cake filled with a cream cheese mixture and berries. What's not to love, right? I didn't feel like making and decorating an entire cake, though, so I decided cut the recipe in half and made individual trifles.


The cake itself was very easy to throw together as was the cream cheese mixture. I used a combination of strawberries and blueberries, mostly because that is what I had on hand! The result... good. I enjoyed it and there were no leftovers here, but, for me, there wasn't anything that made it stand out from any other trifle I have had/made. I don't know if I would make this again or not, but, it was worth trying and it wasn't a failure. :)

Thanks to Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen for choosing this week's recipe. Check out the TWD blogroll to see the many variations of this cake!

24 comments:

HoneyB said...

I make a trifle that soaks the cake with an amaretto syrup and fresh raspberries and it is soooo good! i agree, you need something in that cake to boost the flavor.

The Blonde Duck said...

I saw you on Cathy's blog and had to say hi. This looks delicious! I love your farmhouse breakfast bake.

Cathy said...

I think this makes for a really pretty trifle - love your mixed berries!

The Grows said...

All I have to say is MMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Amanda said...

Glad yours came out great! Mine turned out pretty, but it fell too much and I wasn't happy with the flavor of the cake. Oh well, next week! :)

Prudy said...

Oh what a good idea! It just looks even prettier as a trifle.

Pamela said...

THe trifle looks good and it was a great idea. I am glad I'm not the only one who thought that this one was just okay! ;o)

Flourchild said...

Very nice dessert..I love it! Im glad your family enjoyed this weeks TWD!

Megan said...

What a clever idea - I skipped the cake and went straight for the filling! But I agree, I won't make this again.

Maria said...

I love the trifle idea! What a pretty dessert!

mikky said...

it looks like a perfect dessert for me... :)

n.o.e said...

We're trifle twins! And I agree: this wasn't something that excited me enough to make again. Yours is so pretty - love the berry combination.
Nancy

SUGAR B said...

I totally agree with you on this one, sister. The cake recipe wasn't memorable for me. Yours look good though. Do you have an extra spoon?

pinkstripes said...

I love your individual trifles in champagne flutes. I'm glad you like it!

Reeni♥ said...

It looks delicious! So refreshing and summery.

Emily Rose said...

that is such a cute idea to do this cake in the champagne flutes!! I thought the cake itself was a very good cake for a recipe like this one- but I was also not wowed by the overall dessert- good, but not amazing!

Gabe's Girl said...

I love it! I want one.

chocolatechic said...

I made a parfait too.

Ingrid said...

Great idea simplifying it! Despite it being just "good" it is a photogenic dessert!
~ingrid

Danielle said...

I love your triffles! Great job

Engineer Baker said...

Trifles would have lowered my stress level on this cake - good thinking!

Bunny said...

I love the trifle Cristine, this was a great idea!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

You did a beautiful job...that trifle looks so yummy!!!!

The Food Librarian said...

What a great idea! It looks beautiful!

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