No-Bake Double Berry Cake Squares

Updated on February 13, 2020
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Try This Easy Fruit Dessert Recipe

I love no-bake recipes. Don't let this one's beauty fool you—this recipe or process isn't intimidating and it's practically fool-proof. You can have your kids or partner prepare it. Prepare the day before you plan to serve it. Spending the night in the fridge makes it truly wonderful, so don't skip this step or try to speed it up. It's worth the wait and worth its weight in dessert gold!

This is the easiest dessert I have ever made. Hands down. It's delicious and no one has to know that you didn't slave for hours and hours. When you cut into it to slice, the layers are absolutely gorgeous. I love using raspberries and blueberries together in recipes because they look and taste perfect together. Blueberries are in season from mid April to late September, making this a wonderful summertime dessert. If out of season, hit the frozen fruit aisle for your berries. Enjoy!

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Cook Time

Thank heavens for no baking!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Chill time: overnight

Yields: 8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cake, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons grenadine
  • 20 ounces berries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large package instant vanilla pudding, (six 1/2 cup servings)
  • 3 cups cold milk, (for pudding)
  • 8 ounces cool whip, divided

Instructions

  1. Prepare instant vanilla pudding.
  2. Slice cake and arrange in glass dish. Drizzle with grenadine.
  3. Top evenly with berries and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Fold 1 cup of cool whip into pudding and spread over fruit.
  5. Spread remaining cool whip over entire dessert and refrigerate overnight.

Tip for slicing

I used a 10-ounce angel food cake from my local grocery store. This dessert has multiple layers and the cake slices are the bottom-most layer. This means that if you don't slice them perfectly even, no one will really know. However, when it comes to serving, I don't want to serve one guest a sliver of cake while another guest gets a piece that's too thick. So to make sure I cut my cake close-to-perfect, I did the following:

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Slice, arrange and drizzle.
Slice, arrange and drizzle. | Source
Dessert Recipes for Berries.
Dessert Recipes for Berries. | Source
Cake with Berries.
Cake with Berries. | Source
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Quick & easy dessert. | Source
Dessert Squares.
Dessert Squares. | Source

Tips

  • You don't have to use a glass dish, but it's almost a sin not to. This desert is beautiful from every angle. I used my 9"x11" Pyrex cake dish.
  • You can prepare this dessert in individual dishes, like glass custard cups or ramekins. Cut cake into cubes or into a circle to line the bottom of the cup.
  • Using fruit right from the freezer to this dish will cause it to leak a bit of it's natural juice and/or ice as it sets in the fridge. I prefer it over fresh fruit for this specific recipe because the cake soaks it all up and it's yummier, in my opinion. You could also do half fresh and half frozen. Frozen is always an option if perhaps the fresh versions of these berries are too expensive or not in season.

Why should you eat blueberries and raspberries?

  • Blueberries get their intense blue color from anthocyanins, substances that may reduce risk of heart disease in humans.
  • Raspberries have an anti-inflammatory property that may help to reduce inflammation of the joints.

4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Double Berry Squares

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    • prettynutjob30 profile image

      Mary 

      7 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      These look delicious voted up, more and shared.

    • Heather Says profile imageAUTHOR

      Heather 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks everyone :)

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This sounds like a very delicious, easy to make recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      MargaritaEden 

      8 years ago from Oregon

      This looks absolutely yammy! Great pictures too! Sharing your hub!

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      Amy L. Tarr 

      8 years ago from Home

      Voted beautiful. What a lovely summer treat.

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