Heavenly No-Bake Cake: A Light and Refreshing Dessert

Delight in the simplicity and exquisite taste of this no-bake cake, perfect for spring or any time you crave a light, refreshing dessert. Follow this straightforward process to create a heavenly treat that requires no oven time.

Ingredients & Preparation:

Base Layer:

  • 200 grams of sponge cake
  • Cherry filling (approximately 1/2 can or 250 grams in total for the recipe)

Custard Layer:

  • 100 ml milk
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla custard powder
  • 400 ml milk
  • 4 tablespoons sugar

Cream Layer:

  • 3/4 cup cool whip or sweetened whipped cream (use heavy cream if preferred)
  • 1 to 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar (adjust based on sweetness of cream)


  1. Prepare the Base Layer: Start by cutting the sponge cake into 1-inch pieces. Arrange these pieces at the bottom of your serving dish, creating an even layer. Spoon a few tablespoons of cherry filling over the cake, spreading it out to cover the pieces.
  2. Make the Custard: In a small bowl, mix 100 ml of milk with the custard powder. Whisk thoroughly to remove any lumps. In a saucepan, heat 400 ml of milk with the sugar, stirring continuously. Once the sugar dissolves and the milk begins to boil, gradually pour in the custard mixture while whisking. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes or follow the custard packet instructions. Once cooked, remove from heat, allow it to come to room temperature, then refrigerate until cool.
  3. Prepare the Cream Layer: If using unsweetened cream, add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar; for pre-sweetened cream, 1 tablespoon may suffice. Whip the cream for about 2 minutes until it reaches medium peaks.
  4. Assemble the Cake: Once the custard has cooled, pour it over the cherry-topped cake layer in your serving dish. Smooth it out to an even layer. Top the custard with the whipped cream, spreading it gently to cover the custard entirely.
  5. Final Garnish: Use the remaining cherry filling to garnish the top of the cake. The vibrant cherries will add a beautiful contrast and enhance the flavors.
  6. Chill and Serve: Allow the cake to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours, letting the layers set and flavors meld together. This resting period ensures that each bite is as heavenly as the next.

This no-bake cake combines the softness of sponge cake, the richness of vanilla custard, and the creaminess of whipped cream, all complemented by the sweet tanginess of cherry filling. It’s a dessert that’s as easy to make as it is delightful to eat, perfect for any occasion that calls for a touch of sweetness.

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