Using store bought cakes and a few ingredients makes these No Bake Strawberry Mousse Cakes an easy dessert to put together for summer parties or dinners.
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Some days you will find me in the kitchen baking up a crazy storm for hours. Other times I want a quick dessert that takes very little time because I have other things to do. This little cake is one of those desserts that doesn’t take much time at all.
Got to love a dessert that looks like you bought it at the bakery, right? Let’s keep it our little secret that these take less time to make than driving to your local sweet shop.
Our church family knows that I am always in dessert mode, so some of them will ask me to make or donate different dessert to dinners that they are helping with. Having a way to get rid of the crazy dessert ideas that I come up with is a very big plus.
I get to create fun desserts, take pretty pictures, and then send them out my door without gaining any extra weight. Although, I’m wondering if you can gain weight from just smelling dessert because I do inhale a lot of sugar fumes on a daily basis.
This past weekend I got asked if I had any extra desserts lying around because one of our Sunday school classes was going to be serving lunch somewhere. The day before I had sent all the key lime bars from my fridge to the Wednesday night dinner at church. But that didn’t stop me.
Last year I made this strawberry mousse cake, and it has stayed one of my all time favorite desserts. The thing is that it takes quite a bit of time to put together all the layers. So, I decided to make a fun no bake version that literally only takes minutes to prepare.
I used little store bought angel food cake dessert shells for the base of these no bake strawberry mousse cakes. Cream cheese, pie filling, and Cool Whip makes a super easy and creamy mousse that gets swirled on the cakes. Feel free to change them up and use your favorite flavor pie filling.
Chocolate and strawberry is a combo that I just can’t resist, so I made an easy chocolate ganache to drizzle over the tops. A fresh berry placed on top adds the perfect finishing touch.
In less than 30 minutes you can have a semi-homemade dessert that looks like it came from the bakery. This would be the perfect treat for all the dads and kids to make for mom this coming weekend. Hint, hint.
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Looking for more easy no bake desserts for your summer plans? Check out these delicious recipe from some of my friends.
- Easy No Bake Coconut Cream Pie from Crazy For Crust
- Black Forest No Bake Cheesecake from Melanie Makes
- No Bake Banana Split Dessert from Brown Eyed Baker