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Friday, June 20, 2014

Have your CAKE and eat it, too



  When THE TUMBLEWEED CONTESSA made this old fashioned SWEET STRAWBERRY ICE BOX CAKE, I knew I had to make one, too.
HER RECIPE HERE






The main problem, other than it being at 10:00 at night, was that I didn't have enuf STRAWBERRIES.....

but I had a few...and I had fresh BLUEBERRIES....

So I mixed them, added a bit of sugar sub.
and went to town on making that
STRAWBERRY/BLUEBERRY ICE BOX CAKE....
following her recipe except for adding BLUEBERRIES along with the strawberries.


It baked up nice and pretty and filled the baking dish.

and, this is where THE TUMBLEWEED CONTESSA and I parted company....♥♥♥

I am not a fan of POWDERED SUGAR ICING...

My favorite icing in the world...
♥ ♥ ♥ CHOCOLATE CANDY ICING ♥ ♥ ♥ 

and everybody that LOVES  Strawberries and Chocolate
~  CLAP YOUR HANDS ~

I made a CHOCOLATE  glaze
 (with a few pecans thrown in)

Mr. Sweet and I have learned to not ICE the whole cake...
just add a tiny bit of icing or glaze to the individual piece...
this really helps us from eating too much of the calorie-laden icing.



Most of us sure love our sweets..

If we
use a sugar sub when possible...
eat only a small piece of dessert...
cut waaay back on the icing, frosting or glaze...

it's more healthy for our bodies
and it can still
FEED  OUR  SOUL...

32 comments:

  1. YUMMY! I love strawberries, not a big fan of blueberries, but it looks good enough to try it with them!

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  2. I love to see what you bake and your pictures are so good! I can't get enuf of them bj.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this wonderful dessert with us. It looks so good. I can have a piece since you used a sugar substitute. lol. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  4. It looks yummy! Adding the blueberries was a great idea!

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  5. You know what could maybe work also, bj? Natural strawberry jam - gives you the fruit and the sugar - if ya don't have enough on hand.

    You know I have never had strawberry cake, bet it would make cute mini cupcakes for a ladies tea party!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

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  6. Oh yes your icing would be my choice also. Love that smaller amount of icing on each piece. Great idea!!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  7. What a fabulous set of pictures! Now I'm really hungry! A beautiful job of baking and takes pictures to illustrate the process.
    Excellent post.

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  8. My mouth is literally watering right now. Great idea to put just a small amount of frosting on the piece you eat. I have started using sugar substitutes and looking for low carb recipes so I can have my cake...and eat it too ;>)

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  9. Oh that cake looks delicious! I love strawberries!

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  10. looks so good. I love fruit with cake. I might try it with a whip cream frosting.

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  11. So... How do you make the chocolate candy icing?:@)

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  12. Mmmm I'd love a slice for my dessert!

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  13. Looking delish and some good tips, too. Hope those nasty storms have gone.

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  14. If you lived close by I'd pop in every now and then to see what was popping out of the oven and help a sista out by eating a portion...

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  15. That looks so good. Nothing wrong with a treat once in a while :)

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  16. You are something else. No matter how or what you use to cook, it turns out great. I am going to have to move to Lubbock for leftovers.

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  17. Looks fantastic!! Now I am craving something sweet! : )

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  18. Looks sooo good! That's a great idea on cutting back the frosting and just putting a dab on each piece.
    Have a great weekend!

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  19. Your words are what I live by when it comes to dessert! Even though I'm a diabetic, I can have a small piece of cake, especially if a sugar substitute is used :-)

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  20. Oh yummy. Great tip on the icing! It looks really good.
    Off to see your fences now.
    Have a good weekend.

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  21. yum bj ... love strawberry anything. Looks so good. Must try it.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  22. Isn't that the truth . . . I am making this cake!
    Mr Irish will be very happy . . .
    Michigan strawberries are amazingly sweet and available right now!
    No pink icing, a bit of chocolate glaze and some pecans . . .

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  23. Yummmm and I like the idea of not icing the whole cake!

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  24. This cake is tempting! Thank you for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

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  25. Oh, wow, does that ever look delish!!!

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  26. Love the new header? Was it there yesterday? I was focused in on the pink cake!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Sherry

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  27. I love the presentation with flowers, delectable treat!

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  28. That looks wonderful! So patriotic with red, white, blue, and CHOCOLATE!!!!! Your styling is scrumptious.

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  29. YUM! I would like a piece... please... with my morning coffee:) Enjoy your day dear BJ! Thanks for the link to the recipe!

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  30. BJ, you were right! I CAN have my cake (or rather, YOUR delicious strawberry/blueberry ice box cake), AND eat it, too! I love all of your tips and details, they make baking so much fun!

    Have a Sweet Summer, my friend!

    Poppy

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xo bj