I've made this a few times, but until now, I never realized it didn't have a name. So I apologize for the lack of imagination here, but I'm tired; it's been a long day!!
Any time I make a dessert to take to work or somewhere else, the husband always gets this really sad look in his eyes because i won't let him touch it. This is one of the few desserts that I can make him his own little bowl and avoid the puppy dog eyes. To start, I drain and rinse a jar of berries I canned earlier this summer. I canned them in some simple syrup and lemon juice. But there's plenty of sweetness in this dessert, so I rinse the syrup off and pour them in a bowl
If I'm in a hurry, or just being lazy, I'll buy an angel food cake. If I have the time, I make a cake. To make the process go a little faster, I split the batter up between a couple of loaf pans and a couple ramekins. Then bake until done. The ramekins are great because the husband gets his own little bowl and that's one less dish to wash!
To make the individual desserts, run a knife around the edge of the ramekin and pull the cake out.
Put a few berries in the bottom and set the cake back in the dish and poke a few holes in the top of the cake.
For the main dessert, tear up the big cakes into bite size pieces and put a layer of cake in the bottom of a 2 qt glass bowl. Then add a layer of berries. Repeat.
Prepare a large box of jello as directed on the box. Let it set in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
When it starts to thicken, remove from refrigerator. Spoon about a ladle full into each small ramekin.
Pour the remaining jello into the large bowl
Let it set up in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Top with whipped cream to serve!
The canned berries have so many uses. They're great as an ice cream topping or in pancakes. Of course you can always just eat them straight out of the jar!
To make a great smoothie, combine the following ingredients in a blender:
(the amounts can be varied depending on how thick or thin you want it)
1 or 2 large marshmallows
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