Sunday, June 28, 2009

Care Bears Cloud Cake

One of my very first cookbooks when I was a little girl was the Care Bears Party Cook Book. It had lots of kid-friendly recipes for fun and festive treats. To this day, I still make a dessert that is based on a recipe from this cookbook. It's called Cloud Cake. I have included the original recipe and my simplified version below.

I usually make this light and easy dessert with just strawberries, but for the Fourth of July? Red White and Blue Cloud Cake just seemed right!

Cloud Cake

from the Care Bears Party Cook Book

1 pound cake
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup raspberry jam or fresh berries with their juice
Frozen whipped topping or fresh whipped cream

Slice your pound cake loaf horizontally and remove the top half. Pour half of the orange juice over the bottom half of the cake. Then spread with raspberry jam or fresh berries and juice. Replace the top of the cake to make a sandwich. Pour the remaining juice over the cake. Top with whipped cream and more berries if desired.

Red, White, and Blue Cloud Cake

2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups blueberries
1 loaf-sized pound cake
Frozen whipped topping or fresh whipped cream

Combine the strawberries and the sugar in a bowl. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Stir the strawberries again - they should be nice and juicy. Set aside.

Cut slices of pound cake. Top with the strawberries and juice. Top with some blueberries. Add some whipped topping, and then decorate with extra fruit on the top. Serve immediately - enjoy!!!


Melanie said...

You have my mouth watering! I haven't had something like that in so long and those pictures look SO delicious.

BMK said...

I love that you used a care bear cookbook! How cute! Looks like a great recipe too!

Southern Aspirations said...

Stop it! Do you still have the cookbook? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the recipe for the no-bake (I think) peanut butter cookies with the thumbprint jelly heart. I think that's what they were at least.


Jigginjessica said...

Yum :)

Laura said...

Whoa, that looks SO yummy!

Kerstin said...

Aww, Care Bear Cloud Cake, that brings back memories. It does look like a little slice of heaven!

Jessica Segarra said...

That looks delicious! Your fruit looks so fresh! Thanks for the idea for 4th of July!

Joelen said...

Looks gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if that cookbook is still in print. I ask because my daughter--soon to be six--is constantly begging to cook something for us, but I'm not sure where to begin. A Care Bears cookbook would be just the thing! And, if it turns out treats as delicious-looking as this, we will all benefit.

Anyway, I found you on TasteSpotting and am writing to say that if you have any photos that aren’t accepted there, I’d love to publish them. Visit my new site (below), it’s a lot of fun! I hope you will consider it.


Ellie said...

Casey -

If you click on the "Care Bears" below the recipe title, it should take you to the amazon page where you can find used copies of the book - it is a great way to get your kids started in the kitchen!


Anonymous said...

You sure made this look great!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I used the Care Bear's cookbook when I was little, too! I haven't thought about it in so long... I remember making this cake when I was little (little like, my mom had to pull the cake in and out of the oven) and it was delicious. Thank you for bringing me back!


Made by Lena