I love dessert! Growing up, my favorite part about eating dinner was getting to dessert. To this day, if someone offered me dessert before dinner, I’d happily comply. I find that the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree with my two kidlets. I think my son’s favorite question is, “Mommy, can I have a treat?” He’s a smart boy. He totally knows that his mom can’t resist a sweet treat and that more times that not, I’ll partake in the deliciousness right along with him!
Now while I love to cook and can dish up some fabulous meals, I’m not much of a baker or dessert maker. When I do make dessert, they tend to be pretty basic – but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t a tasty sweet treat, it’s all about the ingredients. This weekend the Hubs & I actually tag-teamed making a delectable everyday dessert for our family using COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, vanilla pound cake and fresh blueberries.
After searching at our local supermarket and not being able to find a pre-made pound cake, the Hubs took it upon himself to actually make one. Okay, ladies, back off, the Hubs is totally off-limits! I know you are all jealous that I lucked out in finding such a fab guy who did the hardest and longest part of this recipe, baking a basic vanilla-flavored pound cake.
We let the pound cake complete cool down before assembling our dessert. This is an ultra important step so the COOL WHIP stays nice and fluffy and will not melt from the warm cake. Using a serrated knife, I cut the pound cake into three tiers.
I decorated the top and the base of the pound cake with more blueberries, offering a little hint of the yumminess inside. I placed it on a nice serving dish and kept it in the fridge until dessert time.
I’ve made a few desserts similar to this in the past but used frosting, but, especially in warm weather, frosting is way too heavy and too sweet. The COOL WHIP worked and tasted great. The COOL WHIP held the cake together with the blueberries and had a light and airy sweetness to off-set the tartness of the fruit.
My son’s eyes widened when I brought it to the table to serve it up. He thought it looked like a cloud…and I guess it did a bit. It was a bit hit with the entire family. This dessert was so quick and easy to make. You can vary it to your own tastes by using different fruits, jams or even hazelnut spread. This is a great go-to dessert not just for summer, but year round!
Now it’s your turn to share. What’s your favorite dessert using COOL WHIP?
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