3 tablespoons triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur) or orange juice, divided
1 (8-ounce) tub frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
How to Make It
Combine strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl; cover and let stand 1 hour. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, milk, and cream cheese in a medium bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until smooth.
Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers using a serrated knife; place bottom layer, cut side up, on a serving plate. Brush with 1 tablespoon liqueur, and spread half of cream cheese mixture over cake. Spoon one-third of strawberries over cream cheese mixture using a slotted spoon. Repeat layers, ending with cake and liqueur. Spread whipped topping over top and sides of cake. Cover; chill 30 minutes. Arrange remaining strawberries on top of cake before serving; sprinkle with almonds.
This cake is amazing! My husband said this may be the best cake he's ever had. Followed the recipe exactly except using 1.5 packets of Splenda instead of sugar for the strawberries. Definitely a keeper!
Nice way to dress up a store bought angel food cake; looked and tasted wonderful. Next time I will mix the juice left from the strawberry sugar mixture with the liqueur or o.j. before brushing on the cake. This is a great, quick dessert.
A great recipe that will become a tried and true. I've made it two times in the past month - once for family and once for friends. The first time, I used orange juice and added some blackberries on top with the strawberries. The second time, I used Amaretto instead of the oj and it was even better. :) I also mixed a little of the cool whip in with the cream cheese mixture. Other than that, no other modifications to this easy breezy dessert that is now in my favorites list!
I have made this several times. The first time I made it as directed and the other times I made it as a trifle. I definitely like the trifle option better. The taste is the same, of course, but the presentation is better and it comes together faster and easier. Everybody that tries this LOVES it. I highly recommend it!
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