Monday, March 30, 2009

Dessert Rosa


I'm lucky enough to have my mom visiting this week! Her favorite restaurant to eat at is Carraba's--which we don't have here. But, she makes a mean version of their delicious Dessert Rosa. While we made the shortcut version this time, it can easily be made from scratch. Buttery yellow cake, creamy vanilla custard, a trio of delicious fruit, and the ever-scrumptious whipped cream. I think I'll go have another piece right now!

Dessert Rosa
my mom's version of the Carraba's dessert

1 yellow cake (either made from scratch or from a mix)
1 large box instant vanilla pudding plus ingredients to make (or the equivalent of homemade vanilla pudding)
4 bananas, thinly sliced
2 8-oz cans crushed pineapple, drained
1 pint strawberries, sliced and sprinkled with a Tablespoon or so of sugar
sweetened whipped cream

Make your cake according to directions and allow to cool completely. Prepare vanilla pudding and spread evenly over the cooled cake. Top with sliced bananas, crushed pineapple, and strawberries in that order. Top individual servings with whipped cream. Easy peasy!
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4 comments:

  1. Butter cake, custard, fruit, and whipped cream? What's not to love?! I adore Carabba's, but I've never had this dessert. I can't wait to try this recipe! So glad your mom is in town!! Have a fabulous time together.

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  2. Ohhh, I have yet to make Grandmother Whitehead's Famous Texas Fudge Cake, but I will totally have to. My boyfriend's last name is Whitehead, so whenever I see that recipe, I always giggle. I have confirmed that his grandmother never made a fudge cake. Maida Heatter's carrot cake is DIVINE!! Totally worth making!

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  3. Yellow cake is my absolute favorite and the addition of pineapple and strawberries sounds completely wonderful. My mouth is watering! I found your blog through Sweet Melissa Sundays and it's adorable!

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  4. This is MY kind of dessert...fabulous!!

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