Heaven on Earth Cake

            I have been eating this for quite some time, but I never knew what it was called. I had heard name after name for it. This dessert certainly is like heaven with every bite you take. So it would make sense when some call it Heaven on Earth cake. When my mom made it, she called it Cherry Trifle, but that was not the real name she said. So I am going to combine the name and change a touch of the recipe to make it mine. I realize everyone will still call it what they choose though.


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            This is a heavenly dessert though. Bits of Angel food cake, cherry pie filling and a combination of vanilla pudding with sour cream. Oh and do not forget the whipped topping and almonds.

It is actually very easy to make, but easier to eat. It is a layered dessert, creamy and delightful on the taste buds.

I would understand people calling this Heaven on Earth!

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Do I have to use Angel Food Cake?

No, you could substitute the Angel food Cake for a good Pound Cake. You could literally use any flavor of cake or cookie that you would like to use.

            Do I need to make my own whipped topping?

I use Cool Whip to save time. You can make your own if you have the time and a great recipe for it.

            What size pan is best?

That depends, if you want the dessert to be a little thicker, use a square 9 x 9, if the thickness does not matter, you can use a 9 x 13 pan. I use the 9 x 13.

            Can this dessert be frozen?

I do not suggest freezing this. The consistency would change drastically upon thawing.

            Can the pie filling be changed?

The cherry pie filling makes this taste wonderful with the vanilla pudding. You can certainly change it out for any type of pie filling you want.

            Can I change the pudding flavor?

You can, this is just the basic recipe. If you want to experiment with different options, please do.

What do you need to make Heaven on Earth Cake

            1 box Angel Food Cake mix, or one premade Angel Food Cake

            1 small box of instant vanilla pudding mix

            1 tbsp slivered and toasted almonds

            1 cup of sour cream

            1 ½ cups of milk

            1 can cherry pie filling

            1 tub Cool Whip whipped topping, or home made, whichever you prefer

How to make Heaven on Earth Cake

FIRST STEP:

Bake the Angel Food Cake according to package directions

Allow to cool and then cut into cubes

SECOND STEP:

In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, pudding mix and the milk and beat until smooth and starting to thicken. Set to the side

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THIRD STEP:

In a 9 x 13 baking pan, using half of the cake cubes, place a layer of cubes in the bottom of the pan

Spread ⅔ of the cherry pie filling over the cubes

Place the remaining cubes of cake over the cherry pie filling

FOURTH STEP:

Spoon the pudding mixture over the cake and spread evenly

Spread the whipped topping over the pudding mix evenly

FIFTH STEP:

Garnish the top of this with the remaining cherry pie filling and sprinkle the toasted almonds on top

Chill for 4 to 5 hours before serving

Enjoy!

YUM!

Heaven on Earth Cake

Heaven on Earth Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Angel Food Cake mix, or one premade Angel Food Cake
  • 1 small box of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tbsp slivered and toasted almonds
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups of milk
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 tub Cool Whip whipped topping, or home made, whichever you prefer

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Bake the Angel Food Cake according to package directions

Allow to cool and then cut into cubes

SECOND STEP:

In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, pudding mix and the milk and beat until smooth and starting to thicken. Set to the side

In a 9 x 13 baking pan, using half of the cake cubes, place a layer of cubes in the bottom of the pan

THIRD STEP:

Spread ⅔ of the cherry pie filling over the cubes

Place the remaining cubes of cake over the cherry pie filling

FOURTH STEP:

Spoon the pudding mixture over the cake and spread evenly

Spread the whipped topping over the pudding mix evenly

FIFTH STEP:

Garnish the top of this with the remaining cherry pie filling and sprinkle the toasted almonds on top

Chill for 4 to 5 hours before serving

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 8gCholesterol: 360mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 240gSugar: 24gProtein: 10g