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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fresh Strawberry Cream Torte and Homemaking Linkup

Welcome to this week's Homemaking Linkup! Today I'm sharing a super delicious recipe that I adapted from one I used to make at Pampered Chef parties.  


Fresh Strawberry Cream Torte


16 oz. pound cake mix + ingredients to make the cake

1/2 c. water
3 oz. strawberry Jello-O
1/4 c. strawberry jam
2 Tbs. lemon juice
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/3 c. milk
12 oz. Cool Whip
3.4 oz. instant cheesecake pudding mix
1 kiwi
1 cup strawberries

Preheat oven to 400 and line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper.  Prepare cake mix according to the directions on the package and spread evenly into prepared pan.  Bake about 15 minutes, until done and cool completely.


Once cake is cooled, boil water, add Jell-O, and stir until dissolved.  Whisk in jam until smooth.  Turn cake over onto a large cutting board and remove the parchment paper.  Prick the cake all over with a fork and then brush it evenly with all but a few tablespoons of the Jello-O mixture.  Slice about 1/4 inch from all edges of the cake and then cut it crosswise into 3 equal layers. 


Whisk cream cheese and lemon juice together until smooth, then whisk in milk.  Spoon Cool Whip over top of this mix but don't mix in.  Sprinkle with pudding mix and then mix it all up well.


Slice strawberries and kiwi.  Wanna learn a neat trick to peel a kiwi?  Slice off each end and then slide a spoon in between the peel and the fruit.  Run it all around the kiwi and the fruit will slide right out of the little jacket!


Place one cake piece on a serving plate and spread some filling mixture on top.  You can use a decorating tool to make the edges pretty, if you'd like.  Repeat with each layer.  Mix strawberries with remaining Jello-O mixture.  Arrange strawberries and kiwi on top of the cake.


Yum!

Thanks to Jann at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for the feature!
Thanks so much to the girls at Think Tank Thursday for the feature!
Thanks to Jennifer at Hope Studios for the feature!



Look what Mom and I found the other day when we took the kids the kids to the library. It was growing right out of the trunk!


Here are some of my favorite posts from last week:
I completely fell in love with Shannon's Easter Dessert Party.  Isn't it gorgeous?!  Check it out at A Cozy Place Called Home.


I've been following the progress of Doni's Fabric and Lace Collage for a few weeks.  Now that's it's done, I think it has to be one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!  I want to make one!  See her amazing work at Faith, Grace, Crafts.

Thanks to everyone for the great posts!





49 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah! Thank you very, very much for the wonderful feature today. I really appreciate it. I've been a bit slow on posting and linking this week, but I'll be sure to come back next week. Have a great day!

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  2. I like your spring design! So pretty! Thanks for the reminder. Your Easter table looks amazing. Hope you had a wonderful one Thanks for hosting & hope to see you soon! Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  3. I forgot to mention your torte looks amazing! I hope I get to try it!!

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  4. That looks delicious! Thank you for hosting!
    Sherry

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  5. That cake looks delicious! Love your new look - very pretty.

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  6. That torte looks amazing! I bet it tastes amazing too :) Thanks for hosting, Sarah!

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  7. Your torte looks delicious and I love your new look! I especially love the color combination. It is very refreshing! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

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  8. That looks so yummy! Visiting from Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.

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  9. That cake looks scrumptious and the photo of it is wonderful!

    Thanks for the invite to your party...linking up real quick on lunchbreak at work! : )

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  10. That looks so delicious, will have to jot down the recipe and try it soon. Thanks for hostessing the party, off to visit some of the others.

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  11. Your strawberry cake looks FANTASTIC !! It's a very popular cake here, and I actually baked one just a few weeks ago. We simply love it. (We make it here from scratch)

    Thanks for another party, and I LOVE the new look!!

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  12. This was my first time linking to you. I was sorry my photo didn't link up. Read my post on Easter:
    http://www.thelostapron.com/2013/04/happy-easter.html

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  13. thank you for hosting and for the invite. The torte looks too good to eat!! I am also hosting today!! swing by if you can!

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  14. If it has strawberries, it has to be delicious. Such a beautiful dessert.

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  15. Sarah, your strawberry Torte looks so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing it with SYC and thanks for the Homemaking party!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Hi Sarah! The blog design is beautiful! I was wondering if you could fix my entry to the link-up, I accidentally put my name in the headline field. The title is "Overcoming homeschool burnout"(link #51). Thanks! Hope you'll link up with NextGen Homeschool again soon.
    Renée

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  17. The torte looks wonderful--I think I will have to try it!

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  18. I like the changes you have made to your blog. I wish I lived nearby where I could drop in about the time for some of those strawberries and cake. So glad your meme day is doing so well.

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  19. Oh yes! I noticed the changes right away - I had to do a double take to be sure it was indeed you! ;)
    They look great!
    And, oh, I could so have a bite of that dessert! Yum!
    I'm blogging w/Pink Saturday links today. Happy Pink Saturday!
    Your new Homemaking badge looks great too!

    Jenn

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  20. That torte looks fantastic and thanks for the hint on peeling the kiwi!
    HPS,
    Robin

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  21. Sarah,thank you so much for your visit and nice comment.
    Your dessert looks so yummy. I am now following and I have linked up x

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  22. I just had to tell you - I had to come back but had to find your blog first - I haven't bookmarked it yet - and once I got here, I forgot why I wanted to come back. But scrolling down your post ... there it was. I'm going to go check out that lacy art project.
    Yay! I remembered!
    Thanks ;) Jenn

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  23. I just had to tell you - I had to come back but had to find your blog first - I haven't bookmarked it yet - and once I got here, I forgot why I wanted to come back. But scrolling down your post ... there it was. I'm going to go check out that lacy art project.
    Yay! I remembered!
    Thanks ;) Jenn

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  24. That torte looks so delicious! Love the changes to your blog! :-)


    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday
    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/04/submarine-sunday-26.html

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  25. your blog looks lovely and so does that torte. Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted yesterday!

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  26. YUMMM! Thanks for the great recipe and link party:-) Also thanks for stopping by Dear Beautiful You...your recipe is pinned and you have a new follower! Christina at dearbeautifulyou.com

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  27. I love the new look, just right for spring. The cake sounds scrumptious, and looks so moist. Thanks for the recipe.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  28. Hello Sarah!!
    I'm so excited that you chose my post to show, and want to thank you so much!! Your fabulous strawberry torte is really making my mouth go crazy...I'm going to have to get some strawberries!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your sweet with us for my party, and I'm always so happy to see you!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  29. the torte is fabulous, Sarah!
    living alone I don't have a reason to create that lushness, but wouldn't turn down a taste or two with you :)!
    EnJoy!

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  30. Thanks for hosting! Hope you're having a lovely week!

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  31. The cake looks awesome! I also like the new look of your blog. :-) Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday.
    Sincerely,
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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  32. What a beautiful cake! Perfect for spring. This looks amazing. Thank you for sharing this post at the HomeAcre Hop. Hope to see you again tomorrow morning: http://blackfoxhomestead.com/the-homeacre-hop/

    ~Jenny

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  33. Sarah, I am featuring you at Share Your Cup this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  34. Hi Sarah, I am new to your party, but I am happy to take part in it. Since April is the Daffodil Month in Canada, I am sharing the Daffodil Tea I've prepared for family and friends. Thank you for having me!

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  35. Sweet Torte Mrs. Sarah!

    Loved stopping by today. I'm sooo going to make this.

    Love the scripture, too!

    xoRebecca

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  36. Hi Sarah,
    Your dessert looks lovely and would be a big hit at any gathering. Thank you for sharing at my HOME and enjoy the rest of your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  37. This looks yummy! Pinterest worthy :)
    I do appreciate you sharing and hosting,
    Kathy

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  38. Yum! This looks fantastic! Beautiful and I'll bet it's delicious!

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  39. I'm officially hungry again! This looks amazing!

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  40. I stopped by for a little visit from Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson!
    This cake recipe looks so delish! I also joined up for your fun party!

    Sweet Hugs!
    Jemma

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  41. Can't wait to try this torte!
    Irene

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  42. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow. :)
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/creativehomeacre11.html

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  43. Sarah, I'm loving the new blog design! It's beautiful! And love, love, love the large photos. This looks delicious! Perfect for strawberry season. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday.

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  44. Hello! I'm stopping by from the Cake vs Cheesecake Challenge Link Up - your recipe looks so yummy! I just love fresh strawberries.
    Happy Monday!
    Ang
    jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

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  45. Strawberries in our area will be ready to be picked any day! This may have to be the first thing I make with them. We pick them ourselves at a You Pick place.

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  46. Thanks for the recipe and the flower is beautiful, just like you!

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Mrs. Sarah Coller

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