January 9, 2021

My Mom's Famous Punchbowl Cake

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite desserts that my mom has been making for years. Your friends and family will be begging you to bring it to every (post-COVID) gathering!

My mom has been making this dessert for years, and it has always been my favorite. I ask her to make it for all holidays and sometimes, just because. It's a piece of my childhood that always brings back the best memories, and I've never met anyone who doesn't love it. I'm calling it a "punchbowl cake" because in the south that's what desserts like this are referred to. However, a very traditional punchbowl cake has a few more ingredients. The lady who handed off this recipe to my mom had named it "strawberries in the snow" and that's what stuck in my family. For as long as I can remember it's been assembled in the same trifle bowl and tricks you into thinking it's going to overflow at the top. I've decided that it's going to be my signature, take-everywhere dessert. I just need to land on the perfect trifle bowl. I've included some of my favorites below the recipe. Enjoy!

1 angel food cake

1 quart of strawberries (sliced)
1 pack strawberry glaze
mix together

1 16 oz container of Cool Whip
2 blocks of cream cheese
1 box (!) confectioners sugar
mix with a hand mixer

Tear the cake in half. 
Pinch off pieces of the cake to fill the bottom of the bowl
Cover the cake with half the cream.
Then spoon in half the strawberries and glaze. Don't spread too much - you don't want the glaze and cream to mix!
Repeat the steps - cake, cream, strawberries.
Refrigerate overnight.
Wow everyone ;)

Which bowl is your favorite?


I hope you all enjoy this as much as we do! It's sure to be the biggest hit at your next gathering. Which I hope isn't too far off, friends. xo

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