PUNCH BOWL CAKE RECIPE BY PAULA DEEN

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Dessert has always been my favorite part of the day! Especially when it comes to a cold nice delicious fruit dessert!

Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake Recipe has perfect layers of moist pound cake, decadent strawberry hinted cream cheese filling, fresh whipped cream and perfectly in season fresh strawberries create the perfect spring dessert. If you love strawberries especially in recipes like my Strawberry Pound Cake or Strawberry Cheesecake, you will adore this recipe!

 

Disclosure: I partnered with Pyrex for this post, but all opinions expressed here are my own. I am grateful for authentic partnerships like this.

STRAWBERRY PUNCH BOWL CAKE

Spring is one of my favorite times of year in Chicago. As we move through May, the air becomes sweeter and the blossoming greenery promises a beautiful Summer full of new possibilities. Even as I write this, the sun is beaming in through my living room windows, and my anticipation for warmer weather is growing. Get excited with me y’all!

 

 

Spring incorporates many different forms of celebration with my favorite being Mother’s Day. This year marks my second Mother’s Day with my little girl Harmony. I couldn’t be more grateful for both her and the opportunity I’ve been given to be her mom. Becoming a mother has changed my life and given me a new appreciation for each and every one of the women in my life.

I was raised by strong, intelligent women that knew the importance of supporting one another. My Big Mama, Mom and my aunts taught me the importance of balance, confidence, kindness and so much more. Each virtue I was taught made me the woman I am today and allowed me to find success as a businesswoman, a wife, and now, a mother. I look forward to taking all that I have learned and passing it on to Harmony as she grows into the astounding woman I know she’s meant to be.

In my family, Mother’s Day is always celebrated with a Sunday church service followed by a family brunch. Aunts, Sisters and Cousins gather around the table with their children to share a delicious spread. The fellas usually treat us by either taking the mothers out or attempting to create the feast themselves. If the fellas are so daring, I still always try to assist a bit (since they need it!). You shouldn’t be surprised to know that your homegirl always brings dessert. This year is no exception.

 

PUNCH BOWL CAKE RECIPE

 

Ingredients

  • One 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
  • Two 3 1/2-ounce packages instant vanilla pudding mix (prepared according to      instructions on box)
  • One 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 6 medium bananas, sliced
  • 2 pints strawberries (crush one pint, slice one pint, and mix both together)
  • One 24-ounce container Cool Whip (thawed), or fresh whipped cream (1 quart heavy cream whipped with 1 cup sugar till stiff)

Directions

Prepare cake in two 9-inch round pans according to directions.  Put one layer of cake in the bottom of a punch bowl.  Add half of the pudding, half of the pineapple, 3 sliced bananas, half of the strawberries, and half of the Cool Whip.  Put another layer of cake in Punch bowl along with remaining pudding, pineapple, bananas, and strawberries.  Top off with Cool Whip and Sprinkle Strawberry juice on top.

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