Thursday, June 11, 2009

Foodie Friday: 5 Minute Raspberry Cream Cake

One tiny raspberry is beautiful. But if you put a whole bunch of them together, something magical happens: a divine dessert.
When time is short and company is coming, I rely on a few sure-fire recipes, and Five Minute Raspberry Cream Cake is one of my favorites.
Five Minute Raspberry Cream Cake
What You Need:
  • 1 sugar free angel food cake
  • 2 boxes raspberries
  • 2 cans Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Reduced Sugar Vanilla icing
  • Whipped cream (sweeten with Splenda to taste)
  • Ice sides and top of cake. Whip cream and spoon into a pastry bag with a star tip (or use a plastic bag) and decorate top and bottom of cake. Pile raspberries in the cake's center hole. Garnish top and bottom of cake with raspberries.

(A word about the reduced sugar icing. It has 50% less sugar than, say Betty Crocker's Whipped Cream icing, but it has 20 more calories per two tablespoons. It also has 17 carbs per serving, as opposed to the BC's 15. We're trying to use less sugar, not eliminate it. The reduced sugar icing is good--even Dr. Gollum liked it--but I sure wish it had 50% less calories.)

If you're looking for a quick dessert that's refreshing, indulgent, and not horribly unhealthy, you might want to try it.
I'll meet you on the porch in 2 minutes for a sample.

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63 comments:

  1. This looks like a winner! Not only gorgeous, but low in carbs?!!
    Going to make this on Saturday, thanks!

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  2. Your pictures are always as good as your recipes! Beautiful.

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  3. This cake is beautiful! I'm going to try it!

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  4. yum yum yum yum yum... I am going to make this ASAP! Have a great weekend!
    Susan

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  5. This looks so good! I love raspberries anyway, so this would be most divine!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. That looks amazingingly wonderful. The photography....divine!

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  7. Raspberries - fruit of the Gods. Beautiful photos! Looks divine.
    Happy Twirls

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  8. That loos wonderful! I did whipped cream cake with blueberries;) I should have used Splenda!

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  9. This is a perfect company dessert to make without a lot of work. Yum.

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  10. Yummm, I love angel food cake & raspberries! In fact, I'd love to have a piece right now! If it weren't so late, I'd bake a cake!

    I'm linked & Mr Linky appears to be working! Yay!!!

    ☺♥☺ Diane

    PS Since you're trying to reduce sugar in your diet, have you tried Stevia? I found it at Walmart in the vitamin/supplement aisle. My only problem with it is how SWEET it really is... I tried half a packet in my oatmeal & it was way too sweet for me.

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  11. This cake is a stunner. Your photographs are spectacular and I'm sure your gorgeous dessert tastes as good as it looks. Blessings.

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  12. Beautiful dessert and I love that it isn't too hard on the calories. It looks positively sinful. A few more weeks and I might be able to pick some raspberries of my own! That will be a very happy day.

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  13. Hi Michael Lee! Yum! This looks wonderful! Best part for me...it looks easy! I've gotten lazy since my little chickadee flew the coop! And I don't know why, but raspberries seem so frenchy to me! But then, I find the frenchiness in everything!! lol Thanks for the great recipe! I'm saving it for the 4th! I hope you are having a wonderful week!...hugs...Debbie

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  14. Wow, with those great big pictures, that raspberry is looking delish! Need to try this recipe... Thanks!

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  15. I don't know what's more delicious, your photos or the actual cake. This is a keeper, we love raspberries and angel food. Great info about the frosting. How does Dr. Gollum feel about nutrasweet? ~ Robyn

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  16. It just looks divine, but I do wish that sweet treats didn't have sugar in them (ha!).

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  17. This looks almost too pretty to eat. Oh what the heck, I'll have half please.

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  18. Wow, Beautiful dessert and good for you, what more could we want.

    Have a Great Foodie Friday

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  19. A feast for the eyes!!! Love the look of this cake. And it's something you could whip up in no time ~ I'm bettin you got your cake at Publix!? I love their Angel Food Cake :)
    I've so enjoyed your blog-home this week! Your photos are make my little heart go pitter-patter!
    Hugs
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  20. Beautiful photos of a beautiful cake! Raspberries are one of my favorite things in life.

    I just want to sit in your yard, I'll bring the coffee.

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  21. Can you actually cut into a cake that looks that good?

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  22. Those pictures are so gorgeous. The cake almost doesn't look real! :D Jewel

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  23. Hi Michelle... This recipe not only looks delicious but elegant as well... And you photo's what can I say but WOW!!! I love raspberries and can't wait to make this. Great post!!!

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  24. Love raspberries and this is a great way to have them. YUM! That is one thing I would really like to grow is raspberries. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to walk out your back door to get them?

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  25. Looks amazing!!! Love the closeup photo of the raspberry... all of them are making me very hungry! (And this would be at least a little guilt free..)

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  26. Your cake looks sooo good! And your pictures of it are amazing!! Have a great Foodie Friday :)

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  27. Hi!
    This looks sooooooo good! I want to cut a piece and eat it now! Thanks for sharing! This is also my first Foodie Friday post. You can see it my place, Food for Thought. Have a great day!

    Sherriehttp://100sweets.blogspot.com/2009/06/strawberry-salad.html

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  28. This looks delicious. I love your wonderful photography of the beautiful food that you create. Makes my mouth water.

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  29. I love raspberries, I'll have to try yours, it looks so fancy, but sounds pretty simple to prepare. . .Great photographs, thanks for sharing!

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  30. What a wonderful looking cake and in 5 minutes!! I love this kind of a dessert to go with a more time demanding dinner. Just lovely! Thanks for showing us how it's done!

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  31. Yum! I do a recipe/food tip exchange on Fridays. Thought you might to link up with this tip or another juicy tidbit from the week:

    http://momtrends.blogspot.com/2009/06/friday-feasts-fennel-salad.html

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  32. That looks wonderful! I'll have to share this recipe with my mom for my granddaddy - he's trying to limit his sugar intake but has a HORRIBLE sweet tooth, poor guy! Thanks!

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  33. Not only a pretty dessert, it looks and sounhds yummy.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Glenda

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  34. What a stunning dessert! I can't wait for our raspberries to come on so I can try it.

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  35. Your pictures are amazing as always! I can't wait to try your recipe. Have a great weekend:)

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  36. LOVE that first picture of the single raspberry -- looks like an exotic sea creature or something. GREAT looking cake -- and a boon for those of us cutting out as much sugar as possible... thanks!!!
    Cass

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  37. I'm always finding wonderful recipes and ideas at your blog! This one is beautiful, Four Seasons Beautiful! Can't wait to make it for us or company.
    joy c.@ grannymountain

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  38. Your photography skills rank in the Master Category!!!!!!

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  39. Oops... misspelled my own name on Mr. Linky! I think I need some "brain food" like your delicious-looking raspberry cake. Betty Crocker is just trying to remove the guilt from her icing because she didn't leave out much else!

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  40. Your photos alone are good enough to eat! What a gorgeous dessert. Raspberries are my favorite fruit.

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  41. Ooh, I'm licking my lips over here. Yummo!

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  42. Oh my gosh! These photos belong in a magazine! Beautiful!

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  43. Looks totally scrumptious! I love the close-up of raspberry. Sometimes we think we know what something looks like...but we really don't. Beautiful and tasty!
    Susan

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  44. Red raspberries are my favorite. My grandmother had several red raspberry bushes in her back yard. When in season, she would prepare a small bowl of them just for me. I could barely wait for the car to stop to get out and through her door to the kitchen. It's been a very long time and I remember the raspberries and each week she would sew a new dress for me and hang it on the handle of her pantry cabinet.

    Your cake is beautiful and I love that is takes only 5 minutes.....

    Have a nice weekend!
    Nola

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  45. Oh, it is beautiful! I'd ALMOST hate to cut it. laurie

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  46. Michael, Not only does this cake look wonderful, but your photography skills would make Gourmet Magazine weep with envy. I'll be on the porch in two minutes for a huge slice of that cake!
    Carol

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  47. It has been awhile since I visited and I have to say i love the new look! LOVELY

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  48. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

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  49. What a lovely creation. I love the vanilla white against the pure white of the whipped cream. Looks luscious... Nancy

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  50. Mary @ Boogieboard CottageJune 13, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Hi Gollum, Thank you for visiting my blog! :O) I must say that your raspberry cake looks so delicious! I like that you went with sugar free, gotta watch those carbs! I'm definitely going to have to make this cake. :O)

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  51. I just wanted to put my face in that cake! YUM!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  52. Oh my goodness, this look so damn good, and refreshing too!

    Justine :o )

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  53. Just wanted to let you know that we had family come in from out of town last night for our son's high school graduation this week, and I fixed your cake. They loved it, but said it was too pretty to eat. Mine didn't look nearly as pretty as yours, though. I'd love to take a cake decorating class sometime.

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  54. wow, I'm not sure what's better the raspberries or the photos!

    Sarah

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  55. oh my these look so yummy Gollum your photographs are incredibly beautiful, I am just going to reach in and cut me a slice oh and I may just take a handful of those raspberries too, hope you had a wonderful weekend, Kathy.

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  56. ~Gorgeous cake!!!!
    It looks delicious and easy. :)

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  57. OMG, that looks so good. I love, love, love raspberries (and angel food cake!) Wow!

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  58. I looked for Foodie Friday today since I did a post and could find it. Is it not every Friday?

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  59. What a decadent & rich easy cake!

    Beautiful as always! MMMMMMMMM....

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  60. Love the new blog photo. So cute! I linked up here:
    http://momtrends.blogspot.com/2009/09/friday-feasts-summer-squash.html

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