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Berry Cloud Cake

mymomentsandmemories
A quick, no bake, prepare ahead summer dessert
Prep Time 15 mins
4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 10 people

Equipment

  • freezer
  • electric mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 4 1/4 ounces graham crackers (or similar)
  • 3 ounces butter, melted
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 1/2 ounces strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 4 1/2 ounces blueberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Line the base of a 10-11" spring form cake tin with baking paper. This will help you get your cake out later.
  • Put your graham crackers into a food processor / blender and blend until it's small crumbs.
  • Add the melted butter, and blend for a couple of seconds until it starts to come together.
  • Press firmly into the base of the prepared tin. You don't want it to be a thick layer, you just want it to cover the bottom of the tin. Pop in the fridge while you make the topping.
  • Place one egg white, 1/2 cup sugar, sliced strawberries, 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in the clean, dry bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on high speed for about 6-8 minutes, until the mixture is very thick and fluffy. The beating should increase the volume of the mix, and dissolve the sugar. Check if it is ready by rubbing a bit of the mix between your fingers. If you can't feel the sugar crystals, it's ready. If you can, beat a little longer.
  • Spoon the filling over the chilled base, smooth the top and pop in the freezer while you make the next layer.
  • Clean and dry your mixing bowl.
  • This time add the blueberries, and the remainder of the ingredients. (ie. same as in step 5). Repeat step 5 beating until you've got great volume out of the mix, and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Spoon over the chilled base and strawberry layer, smooth the top, and cover with a sheet of baking paper. Freeze for at least 4 hours. (This can keep in the freezer in an airtight container for up to a month.)
  • To serve, cut cake into wedges using a knife that has been warmed in hot water. Garnish with fresh strawberries and blueberries.
Keyword berry cloud cake, christmas, holiday baking, summer