Dive into this easy-to-make Heaven on Earth Cake, perfect for warm summer days. Experience a light and refreshing blend of angel food cake with cherries and creamy layers. Follow our step-by-step recipe to create your slice of heaven!
Can I use homemade whipped cream instead of Cool Whip?
Absolutely! Fresh whipped cream can be a delicious substitute for Cool Whip. Just whip heavy cream with a bit of sugar until stiff peaks form.
How can I make this dessert lighter?
Opt for low-fat or fat-free versions of sour cream and milk. Additionally, there are sugar-free versions of the pudding mix available in most grocery stores.
Can I make this dessert a day ahead?
Yes, this cake can be made a day ahead, which can be beneficial as the flavors meld together even more.
- 1 pre-made angel food cake (or bake a boxed angel food cake mix and let it cool)
- 1 can (18 ounces) cherry pie filling
- 8 ounces of Cool Whip
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 package (3.6 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
- Optional: sliced almonds for garnish
- Prepare the Cake Base: If you haven’t already, purchase a pre-made angel food cake or bake one from a boxed mix according to its instructions. Allow it to cool completely.
- Cube the Cake: Once your angel food cake has cooled, cut it into bite-sized cubes. You can either slice them with a knife or gently break them apart with your hands.
- Layer the Cake Cubes: Take a large serving dish and spread out your angel food cake cubes at the base.
- Add the Cherries: Evenly spread the cherry pie filling over the cake cubes.
- Prepare the Pudding Mixture: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pudding mix and milk. Once smooth, fold in half of the sour cream until well combined.
- Spread the Pudding: Pour and spread the pudding mixture evenly over the cherry layer.
- Add the Whipped Topping: Generously layer the Cool Whip on top of the pudding mixture, ensuring an even spread.
- Garnish and Refrigerate: Optionally, you can garnish the top with sliced almonds for an added crunch. Place the assembled cake in the refrigerator for a minimum of four hours. For best results, allow it to chill for the full duration before serving.
- Serve and Enjoy: After the refrigeration time, slice and serve your Heaven on Earth cake. Experience the delightful combination of fluffy angel food cake, sweet cherries, creamy pudding, and Cool Whip in every bite.
There you have it! A heavenly dessert perfect for those scorching summer days or even a light treat during winter. Whether you’re in Georgia or anywhere else, this dessert is sure to bring a slice of heaven to your table. Indulge, enjoy, and remember to always do what you love and love what you do!