Berry {Quick & Easy} Layered Cake

No recipe required for this cake, just a procedure~

Quick and easy to put together with a few ingredients at the last minute to serve company for for a dessert emergency. . .

Cut a store-bought angel food

(or pound cake) into layers. . .

We are fans of a mixture of a jar of lemon curd and 8 oz. of light cream cheese, but you can layer pudding (vanilla, lemon, banana), whipped cream, or a combination. . .

Add berries of choice or fruit in season. . .

Layer & Serve

Perfect for Celebrating the Red, White and Blueberry!

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along with a few goodies packed inside :)

visit my previous post here.

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Happy Flag Day

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  85 comments for “Berry {Quick & Easy} Layered Cake

  1. June 14, 2012 at 6:23 am

    A mixture of lemon curd and cream cheese sounds heavenly! And your photo of the cake makes it looks so enticing.

  2. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    June 14, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Your cake is beautiful Mary! Perfect plate for it too:@)

  3. June 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Yummy!!!! Happy Flag Day!

  4. Rachel
    June 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I love to use cheese cake flavored pudding in recipes like this.

  5. June 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Beautiful and delicious ~ I like that combo! Angel food cake has always been one of my favorites. It is a cake that can be served in many different creative ways. Your example is stellar. Happy Flag Day! ~ Sarah

  6. a beach diary...
    June 14, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Scumptious, easy, gorgeous, what’s not to love! My latest passion is Greek yougurt with berries drizzled with ginger syrup, all I need is cake~

  7. June 14, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Reminds me of a fairy garden! Still one of my favorites. We love lemon curd whipped with whipping cream. I will have to try it mixed up with cream cheese – what’s not to love right? It is so refreshing to have lemon and fruit together and what a light lovely cake.

  8. June 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I remember the ‘Fairy Cake’ you made last year similar to this one…with edible flowers added – I made one similar to yours for a “Girls Only” tea party but mine was not as pretty ;-)

  9. June 14, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    What a pretty and perfect cake for Flag Day and The Fourth of July! I love lemon curd mixed with cream cheese or whipped cream. Hmm, the thought has my mouth watering, Well, since I have both strawberries and blueberries in the kitchen I had better go pickup an angel food cake and get busy. Such a pretty and festive cake. Thanks, Mary!

  10. June 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Another absolutely gorgeous cake, Mary. And you’re pictures are so vivid, I feel like I can reach right out and cut myself a big ol’ slice. Can’t wait to try this one myself. Thanks for posting.

  11. June 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    This looks so good Mary. I like your idea of light cream cheese and lemon curd. Yum!
    Happy Flag Day!

  12. June 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Perfect for flag day and 4th of July. You take the simplest things and make them gorgeous! Love it. And it looks so yummy!!! You just inspire me Mary!!! Yours is one of my very favorite blogs!!!

  13. June 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I can do this!!! I even have a cake stand like that to put it on. You are rubbing off!

  14. June 15, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Just perfect for this household is a dozen different ways. I’ve pinned this one.

  15. June 15, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Mary, what a lovely Summery patriotic layered cake. Looks absolutely stunning! Wonderful ideas, you’re such a talented lady! Have a wonderful week! x

  16. June 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Hi darling, this is not only gorgeous looking, it’s also yummy looking. Love the basket and the flags… absolutely stunning photos.
    hugs ~lynne~

  17. June 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Hi darling, this is not only gorgeous looking, it’s also yummy looking. Love the basket and the flags… absolutely stunning photos. I’m hoping you’re getting my comments I can’t tell from this side of the world.
    hugs ~lynne~

  18. June 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    My goodnes, that looks beautiful! So simple to make but very impressive. It’s hard to believe that July 4th will be hear before we know it!

  19. June 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Your cake looks delicious. I love the idea of mixing the lemon curd and cream cheese; that sounds especially tasty. What a beautiful cake. Thanks for sharing with us!

  20. June 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Oh, that looks yummy! I am always looking for new ways to dress up angel food cake! No cream cheese lovers in our house, so I think I would blend pudding mix with Cool Whip! Thanks for sharing!

  21. June 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Lemon and friut, my favorite combo!!! How BEAUTIFUL this looks and so easy!!! Thanks for the inspiration! XO, Pinky

  22. June 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Berrys are my favorite thing about summer. I can’t wait to try this delicious and easy recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

    I found you through Sweets for a Saturday!

  23. June 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    this is gorgeous! I’m bookmarking this for July 4th! :)

  24. June 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I found this post though Pinterest. The photo was so beautiful that I just had to come here to read the recipe! Love it! And love your site :-).

    I would like to invite you to share this post (and your other posts :-) ) on a new photo based recipe sharing site that launched in May. The idea is simple: all recipe photographs are published within minutes of submission. And, of course, the images link back to the author’s site.

    It’s called RecipeNewZ (with Z) –

    I hope you get a chance to visit and to share some of your delicious posts with our viewers. It would be a pleasure to have you on board :-)

  25. June 16, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Wow, I am definitely trying this easy dessert for the 4th. Thanks for sharing.

  26. June 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Your photos are fantastic!

  27. June 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    What a perfect holiday dessert!!

  28. June 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Mary, everything you touch turns to a work of art!

  29. FABBY
    June 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Wow, this is YUMMY AND EASY!! Cannot wait to make it soon…it also looks so fresh and summery! Thanks for your visit sweet friend.
    Happy Sunday,

  30. June 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Mary, Oh, Gosh! I’m making this. It’s not only delicious sounding, it’s delicious looking…but then all your dishes are.
    Just wondering…do you use any particular brand of lemon curd, or are they all pretty much the same?

    • June 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Babs~ I like Trader Joe’s brand of lemon curd. If I can’t get by there to pick it up, I’ve used Dickinson’s!

  31. June 19, 2012 at 12:35 am

    This looks so delicious!! I have been on a lemon kick lately… Thank you for the wonderful (and easy) idea!

  32. Sandie Thompson Yuengling
    June 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    This looks gorgeous – and I just happen to have a lemon pound cake (Ina Garten’s recipe) in the freezer. Will go so well with the lemon curd!

  33. July 3, 2012 at 3:07 am

    This dessert looks so good, we’re serving it for guests tomorrow night! I love your blog, too! Have a happy 4th!

  34. July 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Made this dessert. It was quick, easy to throw together and it is now my all time favorite dessert. Soooooo good! Thank you for the recipe. :D

  35. July 22, 2012 at 8:58 am

    brilliant! I love pretty food and yours is gorgeous and I know it’s delish too. xo

  36. August 2, 2012 at 2:49 am

    These different items you made look amazing….I would love the recipe for the berry cake….please!!!

  37. August 2, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I know I’m going to be coming back to your site, many times!!!!!! You make everything look so beautiful!!! thanks

  38. August 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Love visiting your site. Its everything homey! The photos are beautiful and make me feel like I am on vacation. I wish you were my neighbor so we could cook together! Just discovered sailing and if I ever get my boat your photos will inspire me.

  39. August 28, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Amazing recipe! I made it last week and posted on my blog. Thank you for sharing such a delicious and beautiful cake.

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  41. February 7, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Such a beautiful cake! Shared on Facebook!

  42. Sandi Lee
    February 25, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Gorgeous and I love lemon curd. Can you make it the day of or should it be assembled just before serving/

    • February 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

      I would assemble it no more than a couple of hours in advance the day you are serving it :)

  43. March 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    You have a very special Talent, I would love to come to a party at your place, You could give Martha Stewart a run for her money. That lemon /cream cheese filling sounds delicious, and I love how easy this will be to make. It looks absolutely gorgeous too Thank you!

  44. May 11, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Stunning and easy to put together. Love your website.

  45. Sandra
    June 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Love your site!

  46. Sandi Lee
    June 15, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I am making this gorgeous cake for a group of ladies next Saturday. Where did you find the leaves to decorate the cake with-they look like strawberry leaves in the photo. I am making the lemon curd in the microwave because I have time and it’s less expensive that way and so easy. I’m glad to share the recipe if you would like it.

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  48. bj
    June 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    MERCY….this looks amazing and PERFECT for a Father’s Day dessert.
    Thanks for bringing this recipe back…..

  49. June 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    This is so lovely. Love it.

  50. Betty819
    June 25, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Where in the grocery store would one find lemon curd? Dairy section?What type of container does it come in? Do you use it right out of the container or have to mix it up with something? Not familiar with this product, that is why all the questions but with cream cheese, it sounds delicious.

  51. Blessing Butler Di Muzio
    March 22, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I just found this cake a week ago and “practiced” making it for a Sunday brunch birthday celebration. I used your suggestion of a pound cake. Came out nicely. Now I am going to make it for Easter Sunday as well, but this time with your Angel food idea. You are an inspiration indeed. I did purchase my lemon curd at Trader Joe’s also. So tickled. Thank You

  52. April 2, 2015 at 9:40 am

    You have long been my go-to place for recipes and decor, so of course this is where I came to plan my Resurrection Day celebration meal! This cake/your fairy cake is PERRRRRFECT! I am SO EXCITED to make it for everyone! Gorgeous! Sad that I have no access to the strawberry plants themselves like on your fairy cake, but it will still be gorgeous. I’m excited to make it but wondering if one jar of Dickinson’s Lemon Curd and one 8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese is enough to do all three layers? And I’m wondering…you so often use organic pansys and violas in recipes…I have tons of wild violets in the yard right now and never use any chemicals of any kind on it. Are they ok to use? Hope you respond…and quickly! :) Hugs again!

    • April 2, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Hi Lynette, I think you’ll need more filling for three layers but you could add some whipped topping in addition to the lemon curd and cream cheese. Your wild violets would be beautiful and safe too :)

  53. April 5, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks so much for the answer! I made the cake and it was a HUGE hit at our Resurrection Day celebration meal at worship today! I made the fairy version of the cake and in the end DID find the strawberry plants to finish it off! I was pleased to find it tastes just as good as it looks. One batch of the lemon curd/cheese mixture and part of one small tub of whipped cream did the trick. It is challenging to transport, but I’m so glad I assembled it at home. With DH driving I was able to hold it on a towel in my lap and all went great! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this and all the wonderful recipes you share! God bless you and hugs from this Southern Sister-in-Christ!!! Oh, I posted it on my Instagram if you are curious. And when I can get to it I’ll put it on my blog, linking back to you OF COURSE!

  54. April 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Oh, and pics of the Peep nests I made from your recipe are on my instagram too!

  55. April 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I have ended up making two Fairy Cakes two weekends in a row! First for Resurrection Day, then this last weekend, unexpectedly, my daughters came to visit. I was so excited to get to share it with them. We picked the flowers and make the cake together. It’s now another sweet shared moment with those I love. Thank you again for sharing this!

  56. bj
    June 18, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I make this often…it’s always so delicious, every one loves it and it’s quick and easy and very impressive.

  57. June 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Easy and gorgeos! Pinned! Love this!!

  58. June 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    gorgeous…. I really can spell, lol

  59. June 18, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Lovely, lovely! And such an easy thing to create!

  60. Kathy G
    April 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Came back to thank you again for a fabulous dessert. Beautiful, decadent and so simple to make.

    This has become an all time favorite, especially at last minute notice of guests. I just love lemon curd, and mixed with lite cream cheese really makes this different and refreshing.

    Love how you add your own style of using fruit in most natural beautiful form along with the fauna of strawberry leaves and blooms makes this such a masterpiece, Mary. The fact that it is mostly assembly with filling that can be made ahead for quick & easy assembly is beyond awesome. You are amazing and so generous-thank you for a highly prized recipe. Can’t wait to make again for mothers day :-)))

    • April 21, 2016 at 8:29 am

      Thank you for your sweet comments and visits Kathy. ♥ Lemon curd mixed with cream cheese is crazy good!

  61. April 25, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Such a beautiful cake from simple ingredients. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

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