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Mini Strawberry-Mascarpone Shortcake Trifle – Layers of sweet summer strawberries, fluffy angel food cake and a sweet Mascarpone cream!
My husband is seriously the best. I know that a lot of women say that but I personally could not have been given a better man to call my husband. He got the day off for Memorial day and while I worked on editorial calendars for the next few months and put the last few touches on blog posts for the up coming week, spent the morning standing in the kitchen working on breakfast and lunch for us.
Not only did he work on meals but he was making us a low carb meals because I’m finally getting back to the point where I don’t need to have the carbs with the medication I was having to take! I’m so exited about that, y’all!
So he whipped up lunch and then he got back into the kitchen after a little lunch break and started working on a cake. 🙂
He doesn’t work in the kitchen with me all the time or write blog posts with me but sometimes he wakes up with ideas for the blog, well…he had one of those days. So he got up early, went to the store and came home with a few bags of groceries and then woke me up to let me know about his dessert idea. haha. 🙂 He had a grand plan for this strawberry angel food cake, he even named it “Heavenly Angel Food Strawberry Cake”. He measured out everything and sliced his strawberries from our strawberry picking adventure over the weekend…into the oven it went. Next he whipped up a Mascarpone cream to go with the cake. Y’all…a Mascarpone whipped cream, I have to admit that I never would have though to make that.
Fast Forward 35 minutes and the cake was ready. He took it out, sat it up and on glass jar to cool (as you should with any angel food cake) and waited.
Unfortunately when the time came to flip the cake out, it was a bust. 🙁 Super Sad face. He played it off like it wasn’t a big deal but I have a feeling that his heart might have cracked a little, I know mine did.
The strawberries settled to the bottom
BUT I told him that I didn’t want to waste that Mascarpone whipped cream that he made because it was delicious!
So we turned that cake fail into perfect little Mini Strawberry-Mascarpone Shortcake Trifles!
I cut off the bottom section of that angel food cake, cubed it into bite size pieces, sliced up some more of our fresh strawberries and Thomas topped them with his homemade Mascarpone whipped cream!
Holy Moly, y’all! They were good. I wasn’t sure if I was going to love that Mascarpone cream at first but it was fantastic; it was just perfect with the strawberries!
Mini Strawberry-Mascarpone Shortcake Trifle