Labor Day is this weekend and while the holiday has a meaning of celebrating the economic and social contributions of workers for many of us it also means the end of summer. And with that comes the end of summer sweet strawberries. This is a perfect recipe for Labor Day because it uses some delicious fresh summer berries and there is no baking required to make this icebox cake. So it is super simple to make and a chilled cold creamy berry filled cake is just what hit’s the spot on a hot summer day gathered around picnic tables grilling food and hanging out with friends and family!
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A super simple no-bake cake that takes advantage of fresh seasonal berries. Drizzle with a chocolate ganache to take this icebox cake to the next level of heaven!
For The Cake
2 Lbs. Strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced*
3 Cups Whipping Cream
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
24-28 Whole Graham Crackers (4 Sleeves)
For The Ganache
1/4 Cup Whipping Cream
2 Oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped*
For The Cake
With a mixer whip the whipping cream until it holds stiff peaks.
Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar to to the cream and whip to combine.
In the bottom of a 8"X13" baking pan spread a layer of the sweetened whipped cream to cover the bottom of the pan.
Place a layer of graham crackers over the whipped cream.
Then place a layer of strawberries.
Continue layering until you run out of strawberries and graham crackers, ending with a final layer of whipped cream.
Place baking dish in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
For The Ganache
Heat the 1/4 cup whipping cream in a small sauce pan until bubbles form around the edges of the pan.
Pour the heated cream over the chopped chocolate and let stand for 5 minutes.
Whisk the chocolate and cream mixture until the mixture is thick and glossy.
Drizzle the chocolate ganache over the cake.
* Feel free to change this recipe up by using other berries or fresh fruit. I have made this with raspberries, blackberries and even bananas & strawberries combined.
* You can also use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the chopped chocolate for the ganache.
Fine print: Present and surrender coupon at time of purchase only at Carter’s stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. One coupon per customer per day. Dollar-off discounts applied prior to percent-off total purchase discounts. Coupon cannot be used in combination with any other coupon offers, doorbuster specials, Savings Cards, Grandparent Wednesdays and special military discounts…..
PLUS check this out…Carter’s is having an awesome Labor Day sale – 50% off everything!
This Labor Day weekend you can score a free entree when you buy a second entree with this Romano’s Macaroni Grill coupon. To get your coupon head on over the to BOGO Offer tab on the Romano’s Macaroni Grill Facebook page. Give them a “Like” and then click the “Get Offer” button on the page. Then simply print your coupon!
Coupon expires: 9/3/2012
Fine print: Coupon Required. Dine-in Only. One coupon valid per party, per table. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Free entree will be of equal or lesser value. Good through 9/3/12. Coupon has no cash value, may be used one time only and applied to one check only. Taxes and gratuity not included. Excludes international locations, Hawaii & Puerto Rico.
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