When the weather outdoors is sunny and pleasant, I want to spend less time in the kitchen. But because our family loves sweets, I made this No-Bake Strawberry-Blueberry Dessert for the holiday weekend. It’s perfect for the 4th of July or anytime you need a ‘red-white and blue’ dessert.
Inspired by the Mango Refrigerator Cake from a previous blog post, I put together a berry version. What made this easy to make was that I used pre-baked loaf cakes. You can either bake a butter cake from scratch. Or else you can get a store-bought butter loaf cake and slice it. If you want to bake a butter loaf cake, here’s my past blog post.
You can do the same, too. Just stack them all up — butter cake slices, berries and cream. Layer, layer and repeat. So crank up the heat all summer long. Bring out the no-bake desserts. Even better, bring out the season’s best berries. Let’s party, folks!
No-Bake Strawberry-Blueberry Dessert
- 1 whole butter loaf cake about 8 inches long, sliced in 1/2 inch thick pieces (homemade or store-bought)
- 2 cups fresh strawberries washed, hulled, sliced in halves
- 2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- 2 to 3 cups whipped cream
- 2 cans (7.6 Fl. Oz. or 225 ml per can) Nestle's cream or use chilled heavy cream
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- for garnish: whipped cream
- Bake a classic butter cake like this from a past blog post (use search box for recipe archives). Or buy a store-bought butter loaf cake. Cut the cake in equal slices. If needed, cut the slice again to fit the parfait glasses (each glass should be about 8 oz.).
- Separately, in a medium-sized bowl, whip together the whipped cream (from the carton), the Nestle’s table cream (or heavy cream). Add the granulated sugar.
- In each parfait glass layer the dessert this way: slice of butter cake, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, 2 to 3 tablespoons of cream mixture. Repeat layers.
- On the top, spritz a dollop of whipped cream (from the spray canister) for each parfait glass. Serve right away while cream is intact and dessert is still chilled.
- Cook’s comments: Berries are seasonal. This is a forgiving recipe and is very versatile. Feel free to substitute with any fresh fruit in season.
- Ingredient tip: I used Nestle's cream which is a canned table cream most Filipinos are familiar with. We grew up with this type of cream in the Philippines. It is available in Asia and Australia. Here in America, one finds it at Asian groceries or from online sources. Feel free to substitute chilled heavy cream if preferred.
- Recipe tip: You can prepare this dessert ahead by layering the cake slices, heavy cream mixture and berries. Cover with plastic wrap on top and chill in the refrigerator. Spray the whipped cream at the last minute just before serving.
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