Berry Good No-Bake Cake

A delicious piece of Berry Good Refrigerator Cake with berry topping on a plate.

Berry Good No-Bake Cake

Please tell me who doesn’t love a fresh berry cake. I love all cake that’s got fruit on top, and especially one that doesn’t even require any baking! This Berry Good No-Bake Cake is a refrigerator cake with berries and whipped cream layered throughout….a favorite strawberry-blueberry recipe at our house.

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I grew up eating a lot of cake. My Dad enjoyed a moist white cake with plain white frosting, so that’s what my Mom made very often for him – it was always moist and tender, just the perfect 9 x 13 cake….pretty basic but so yummy.

I’ve always enjoyed baking and when I was in high school I learned how to make a fresh fruit birthday cake for my Grandma Lucille – it was exciting for me when it actually turned out really good.

Since then, I’ve been making all kinds of cakes….Strawberry Lemon-Lava Cake, Cranberry Butter Cake with Warm Vanilla Sauce, White Chocolate Strawberry Poke Cake….just to name a few.

My boys love it when I make Honey Bun Cake for breakfast and in the summer months, we sure enjoy Easy Angel Food Cake with Citrus Glaze (made from a box mix!).

Is your family a fan of kettle corn? If so, its high time you made them a Crazy Kettle Corn Cake – its super fun and they will be delighted.

Things to Love About this Recipe –

  • No baking required! No need to heat up the kitchen during the summer months, right?
  • There’s just a few ingredients required.
  • Anybody can make this cake – truly!!

Ingredients Needed to Make This Cake –

  • Graham Crackers
  • Whipping cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Summer berries – use what you like!
  • Chocolate chips, optional
It's fun to make No-Bake Berry Cake for your guests.

How to Make Berry Good No-Bake Cake in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Beat the whipping cream with the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  2. Using a 9″ x 9″ or a 9″ x 13″ pan (depending on how big you’d like your cake to be) layer in the graham crackers, the whipped cream mixture and the berries in order, dividing each one into thirds to make your layers.
  3. Refrigerate the cake for at least 3-4 hours (longer is better) before serving. If desired, drizzle melted chocolate over the berries when you serve the cake.
  4. If you aren’t going to be able to eat the cak

Helpful Recipe Tips for Making Fresh Berry Cake

  • Feel free to substitute chocolate graham crackers in this recipe.
  • It’s worth the effort to make whipped cream, but in a pinch you can substitute whipped topping (like Cool Whip, etc) or even pudding for layering with the graham crackers and the berries.
  • Make sure you chill this cake pretty well before you try to serve it. When it’s chilled you can easily cut it into pieces – otherwise you’ll have to scoop it out with a spoon to serve.
  • Use any assortment of berries you prefer – I also like to add chopped kiwi and mango for as nice pop of color.
a 9 x 13 no-bake cake with berries is fun and simple to make.

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Printable Directions for Making Berry Good No-Bake Cake

Berry-Good Refrigerator Cake

Please tell me who doesn't love a fresh berry cake. I love all cake that's got fruit on top, and especially one that doesn't even require any baking! This Berry Good No-Bake Cake is a refrigerator cake with berries and whipped cream layered throughout….a favorite strawberry-blueberry recipe at our house.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake with berries, cake with berries and whipped cream, cake with fruit on top, fresh berry cake, Fresh Cake with Berries, How to make a fresh fruit birthday cake, No Bake Cake, strawberry blueberry recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 948 kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients Needed to Make a 9 x 9 Cake

  • 16 graham crackers
  • 2 cups whipping cream (aka heavy cream)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, very softened, cut into chunks
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 lb. strawberries, stemmed and diced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/8 cup chocolate chips, I used semi sweet chocolate chips

Ingredients Needed to Make a 9 x 13 Cake

  • 24 full size graham crackers
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 12 oz. cream cheese, very softened, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla
  • 2 lbs. strawberries, stemmed and diced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, I used semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Canned whipped topping, such as Redi-Whip

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, gently combine the chopped strawberries with the blueberries; set aside until it's time to assemble the cake.

  2. Pour the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer (or your stand mixer), beat the whipping cream mixture until stiff peaks begin to form, then add the softened cream cheese chunks; beat just until the mixture is smooth and combined.

  3. Cover the bottom of your dish with a single layer of graham crackers as they will best fit, breaking them apart at the perforations as needed.

    Spread 1/3 of the prepared whipped cream mixture onto the graham cracker base; sprinkle with 1/3 of the berry mixture. Repeat twice more, ending with the final layer of berries on top.

    Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

  4. To serve, cut the cake into pieces, then top each serving with a squirt of whipped cream and a drizzle of warm chocolate.

Recipe Notes

 

  • Feel free to substitute chocolate graham crackers in this recipe.
  • It’s worth the effort to make whipped cream, but in a pinch you can substitute whipped topping (like Cool Whip, etc) or even pudding for layering with the graham crackers and the berries.
  • Make sure you chill this cake pretty well before you try to serve it. When it’s chilled you can easily cut it into pieces – otherwise you’ll have to scoop it out with a spoon to serve.
  • Use any assortment of berries you prefer – I also like to add chopped kiwi and mango for as nice pop of color.
Nutrition Facts
Berry-Good Refrigerator Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 948 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Fat 60g92%
Saturated Fat 34g213%
Cholesterol 188mg63%
Sodium 500mg22%
Potassium 488mg14%
Carbohydrates 96g32%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 61g68%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2149IU43%
Vitamin C 75mg91%
Calcium 174mg17%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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