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Festive Berry Cake

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  • 1 French vanilla cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • ½ C milk
  • 2 tubs (8 oz. each) Cool Whip®
  • 2 ½ T cornstarch
  • 1 small box strawberry Jell-O®
  • 1 C water
  • ¾ C Pioneer® Sugar
  • 1 LG bag frozen mixed berries, thawed & drained
  • 2 ½ pkg. Lady Fingers cakes
  • 3 ft. of 2-inch festive ribbon


  1. Preheat oven to packaged cake mix directions. Prepare cake mix as package directs and bake in round cake pans; cool completely. Cut cakes with large knife horizontally to make 4 even layers.
  2. In a mixing bowl add cream cheese, pudding mix and milk; beat on medium speed until smooth. Fold in the Cool Whip® and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, boil together water, Pioneer® Sugar, and Jell-O®. Whisk in the cornstarch. Fold in the berries; stir until mixed together well. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place the bottom piece of cake on the cake plate. Frost the layer with CoolWhip® topping then lightly with the berry topping. Place the second layer on top of the first and repeat. Third layer and repeat with Cool Whip® and berries. Top the cake with the fourth layer of cake and frost the sides of the whole cake with the Cool Whip® topping.
  5. Adhere the lady fingers to the frosting all around the sides of the cake. Then on top of the first row of lady fingers add another row. The second layer of fingers will be raised 1-2 inches above the top layer of the cake. Top with the remaining berries. Wrap ribbon around the cake and make a large bow. Chill cake before serving.

Cooks Note

You can use just one type of berry or mixed; your choice
Festive Berry Cake
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