Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Shellie's Fooles Cake

Foole (or fool) is an English term from 1598 that some think was the beginning of trifle desserts.
The one I love to make tends to come up around the 4th of July because of the colors and it's also the time of year when berries are in season. It is easy, quick, heart healthy, and most of all,
a favorite among young and old for dessert! I hope you enjoy!

  • 1 (15 cup) trifle bowl
  • 1 angel food cake (pre-made from the store is the easiest way to go)
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup of fresh blackberries (can be omitted if you add more 1/3 cup more each of the others)
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. Rinse fruit and cut up strawberries into bite size pieces.

2. Cut up angel food cake into 1 inch cubes.

3. Whip cream until it forms soft peaks (not completely whipped yet!)

4. Add vanilla and whip for another 15 seconds.

5. Stop mixer and add powdered sugar & cinnamon.
TIP: The cinnamon will give it that "what is that" taste your guests will love!

6. Whip slowly for about another minute until thick (do NOT over whip!)
TIP: When you wait until the end to add the sugar,
the cream will not loose the air you have put into it.

7. Start building your trifle by adding 1/3 of the angle food cake,
followed by 1/3 of each of the fruits.

8. Add 1/3 of the whipped cream to the top and spread carefully across the top.
TIP: Spread from the inside out to avoid lifting the fruit.

9. Add the next 1/3 of angel food cake and mash the top with your hands 
so the whipped cream seeps through and will soak in.

10. Continue adding the next 1/3 of fruit, followed by 1/3 of the whipped cream.

11. Add the last 1/3 of the cake, mash again, add the fruit & cream.

12. Put the lid on or wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve (no more than 18 hours.)
TIP: Right before serving, you can top with some fresh fruit to look pretty, or serve as is.

Bon Appetit!


1 comment:

  1. So pretty! Definitely going to try this while the berries are in season!