Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday Talk #3: Whipped Lemon Cake with Berries

Happy Birthday, Buster! 

Our son's birthday is the day after Christmas, and we had a blast celebrating this year!  Yesterday, I posted about the incredible airplane birthday banner (which you can partially see in the pictures below), but today I'm going to share with you our son's amazing cake.

So last year, I came up with this cake out of necessity after an egg-substitute cake-crumbling disaster.  Cue a trifle cake to the rescue!  And it was sooooo good.  Now, it's his traditional egg and peanut-free birthday cake.

We've made it as a trifle cake and a regular cake...it's great either way.  I just know you're going to love it too.  So without further ado...

Whipped Lemon Cake with Berries Recipe - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

Whipped Lemon Cake with Berries

Ingredients:

Cake:
1 Lemon Cake Mix
Whatever ingredients that the mix calls for, except eggs
Substitute 1/3 cup of Applesauce for every 1 Egg*

*This is not the egg substitute I tried that didn't work.  Applesauce works great as a sub for eggs!  It does, however, make the cake a little more moist and dense than normal.  But it tastes great!

Toppings:
1 - 8 oz. Cool Whip tub (not frozen)
1 - 3 (or 4) serving size Instant Lemon Pudding
1-3/4 cups Milk

1-2 pints Blueberries
1 lb. Strawberries


Directions for a Trifle Cake:

1.  Make cake according to directions, substituting applesauce for eggs.  Bake in a 9x13 baking dish.  (When using applesauce, the cake may have a longer baking time - it's 15 minutes longer for me.  Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean.)  Let cake cool completely.  Next, cut into small squares.  Divide into 2-3 equal portions of cake squares, depending on how many layers you would like your trifle to be.

2.  While the cake is baking, beat Cool Whip, pudding mix, and milk on low for 2 minutes.  (It will be very runny.)  Let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour or til it just starts to set.

3.  Rinse, clean, and lightly pat dry the berries.  Slice strawberries.  

4.  Once topping is partially chilled, layer trifle cake in this order:  cake, whipped layer, berries, making sure to end with the berries.  Cover and return to refrigerator until pudding layer is set.

5.  Serve chilled and enjoy!  Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Whipped Lemon Cake with Berries Recipe - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com
We had the Trifle version for his 1st birthday last year!


Directions for a Regular Cake:

1.  Follow directions for #1 above, but do not cut the cake into squares.

2.  Beat Cool Whip, pudding mix, and milk on low for 2 minutes.  (It will be very runny.)  Once cake has completely cooled, pour pudding mixture over top of the cake.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

3.  Rinse, clean, and lightly pat dry the berries.  Slice strawberries.  Once topping is set, cover the top with the berries.

4.  Serve chilled and enjoy!  Store in the fridge.

Whipped Lemon Cake with Berries Recipe - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com
That face (and hand!) says it all: "As soon as they aren't looking, I'm digging right in!"

I'm so glad my first attempt at using an egg substitute failed miserably because it led to this incredible, delicious - and now my favorite! - cake!

Maybe I should call it my Happy Mistake Cake. ;)  Enjoy!


Whipped Lemon Cake with Berries Recipe - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

               



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24 comments:

  1. What a sweet smile he has!! Happy Birthday!! (This looks delicious!)

    Elizabeth
    www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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    1. Thank you! He had a wonderful day! And this is seriously the best cake topping ever! -Jess

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  2. That sounds delicious!! And that last photo where he's about to sneak right into that treat cracked me up!! What a cute little face!! :)

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    1. Seriously, that is what he usually looks like when food is around! Haha, he is such a character! :) Have a great weekend! -Jess

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  3. What a precious picture, sounds delicious!

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  4. This sounds delicious! I'll have to keep this in mind in case our newest little one has an egg allergy. Her big sister had a sensitivity to eggs but thankfully out grew it. :)

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    1. I'm hoping our son outgrows his allergies too! I feel bad for him that he can't have so many delicious baking goodies. Hopefully, your little girl doesn't have it! Thanks for linking up again!!! -Jess

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  5. Yum. Looks delicious and your little one is absolutely adorable. The look on his face is so sweet.

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    1. Thanks! He is quite the little character...especially when food is involved ;) Have a great weekend! -Jess

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  6. That sounds delish! I'm adding it to my "To Make" list :)

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  7. Looks so good!! I love birthdays- always so fun!

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    1. He had the best birthday too :) I love making their day extra special! -Jess

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  8. He is so adorable!!! :) And I'm going to have to try that recipe!
    Sarah
    www.sarahefrazer.com

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  9. That looks so awesome, I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for hosting the link-up- it's my new favorite one! :)

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    1. You are going to love it - trust me! Thank you so much - we love getting to connect with so many awesome bloggers like you!!! -Jess

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  10. What a cutie! And that cake so:)unds delicious. :)

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  11. Your son is so cute! And that cake sounds amazing... you can't go wrong with lemon and cool whip! :)

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    1. Thank you! We sure think he is too ;) Lemon is my fave flavor so it's definitely a win for me! Have a great weekend! -Jess

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  12. sounds so delicious!! i love lemon :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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    1. Lemon flavored everything is always my fave too :) Have a great weekend! -Jess

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