Sweet, light and airy, these mini freezer cakes pack a refreshing burst of creamy flavor, perfect for the summer. No bake!
Are berries in season? Here’s the perfect little freezer cakes to bring out their flavor.
They’re no bake, so the oven won’t heat your kitchen.
Vanilla wafer cookies are stacked in a flavor-filled mixture of fruit and whipped cream and refrigerated until ready to serve.
Cool and refreshing, this summer dessert pairs well with lemonade.
Summer Berries and Lemon Freezer Cakes
- 2 c fresh or frozen mixed berries
- 2/3 c granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 c heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
- 1 pkg vanilla wafer cookies
- Blueberries, raspberries or blackberries for garnish
- Line muffin pan with plastic wrap, pressing plastic into each cavity and letting plastic hang over edge of pan.
- In large skillet, combine mixed berries, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until berries soften and liquid reduces to 1 cup, about 20 to 25 minutes.
- Gently mash berries with wooden spoon. Transfer to medium bowl and cool completely.
- In large bowl whip cream on medium-high speed until cream holds stiff peaks, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Gently fold in berry mixture and zest until completely combined.
- Place whipped cream in decorating bag and cut off pointed end. To assemble, pipe small amount of whipped cream mixture into each muffin cavity. Lightly press a cookie into whipped cream. Continue layering whipped cream and cookies until cavities are full, finishing with whipped cream layer.
- You should have 3 layers of cookies.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove pan from refrigerator. Remove plastic wrap from top and carefully flip out onto serving platter. Remove wrap from mini cakes.
- Garnish with additional berries, if desired. Serve immediately.
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