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Light-tasting and delicious! My mother's famous dessert recipe has completed many holiday meals and makes a stunning summery cake. This works beautifully with strawberries as well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 9-inch dessert cake
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Butter a 9-inch tube pan. Break angel food cake into chunks; set aside.

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  • Stir raspberry gelatin and boiling water together in a bowl until gelatin is dissolved; place gelatin in the refrigerator to cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Stir raspberries with syrup into gelatin.

  • Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold whipped cream into raspberry mixture.

  • Pour about 1/4 cup of raspberry mixture into prepared pan. Place 1/3 of cake chunks into pan; pour 1/3 of remaining raspberry mixture over cake. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients, ending with the raspberry mixture. Chill in refrigerator until firm, about 2 hours.

  • To remove from pan, center a serving plate over tube pan; invert.

Cook's Note:

Whipped cream can be sweetened to taste with sugar if desired.

It looks fabulous on a decorative plate and garnished with fresh lavender flowers placed around the outside.

If necessary, use a tea towel dampened with warm water to help the cake slip out of the pan.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 46.6g; fat 18g; cholesterol 65.2mg; sodium 335.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2020
My mother made this for us,when I was young, in the 50's and 60's. At one point using Cool-Whip. This is like my childhood, only better. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2020
My mother made this for us,when I was young, in the 50's and 60's. At one point using Cool-Whip. This is like my childhood, only better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2021
Made for Easter 2021. Would make in a trifle bowl next time. Also look up ahead of time how to get peaks with the whipping cream. I am not sure mine were high enough. Read More