This recipe really caught my eye. It is such a pretty dessert. I did several things different.... I used two 8 inch cake pans instead of one 9 inch pan. I had plenty enough batter to do this. This was much easier than trying to cut the one layer.
My family isn't wild about Cool Whip. (Probably comes from how I have spoiled them with the REAL THING!) Also, I didn't think my son would be wild over the sour cream. So, I just made my own homemade whipped cream using 16 ounces of heavy whipping cream, along with 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and 1/2 cup of sugar. This worked really well and was easy to make.
I bought a package of fresh strawberries. I reserved enough sliced strawberries to decorate the top of the cake with, along with kiwi fruit and bananas. I alternated the strawberries and kiwi fruit around the cake, covering the cake, and then cut the bananas up on the top the strawberries and kiwi fruit. I took the rest of my sliced strawberries and made a nice little strawberry glaze with a little corn starch, cold water, and sugar in a sauce pan, then chilled it for several hours.
I also had extra whipped cream left over and extra fruit. So, I cut the cake and my family used the extra whipped cream, fruit, and strawberry glaze to top it with. WOW!! SO, SO GOOD!! My family thought it was one of the best desserts they had ever had.
My family loves regular strawberry short cake. So, I thought they would love this new twist, and did they ever love it!
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This recipe really caught my eye. It is such a pretty dessert. I did several things...