Sunday, May 8, 2016

"ANGEL FOOD CAKE WITH STRAWBERRIES"--Mama's favorite dessert--it's berry, berry good!!!


My Mama's favorite dessert is really very simple to make, and it will work with other berries and fruit, but strawberries were her favorite. She always used strawberries frozen in juice, thawed them per package directions, and then combined them in a bowl with sugar (or sweetener) to taste. The berry mixture is better and juicier if it is allowed to chill overnight in the refrigerator. To serve, top an angel food cake (store-bought is just fine) with the strawberry mixture and vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (or both). The real enjoyment of this dish is savoring bites of cake soaked with strawberry juice. If you are using fresh fruit or thawed frozen fruit without juice, add just enough water to dissolve the sugar and coat the fruit. Mash the fruit lightly to release more juice. This is a delightful dessert with lots of appeal for the whole family. 

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