Girl Vs. Grill: Easy 5 Step Summer Fruit Cake

Today on the blog we are thrilled to bring you a fun, lighthearted series in preparation for summer! It’s starting to warm up, the days are longer, the kids are taking swim lessons and we’re gearing up for … summer barbecue season! We don’t know about you all, but our team loves nothing more than relaxing with family and friends during these slower New Orleans days. We are thrilled to partner with Langenstein’s and Touro Infirmary as sponsors to bring you “Girl Vs. Grill,” a collection of online summer recipes that will culminate with two in person events in May. We hope you will take inspiration from these recipes, register for the dietitian led shopping tours on May 14 and join us for an interactive learning (and shopping) experience. As always, there will be swag … this time it will just be centered around creating the perfect summer grilling party!

Girl Vs. Grill: Easy 5 Step Summer Fruit Cake

I tend to leave the actual grilling to my husband, primarily because I do ALL the cooking otherwise. Also, because he loves it. Even though I leave the meat and veggies to him, I like to whip up a little something sweet for afterwards. But, as I mentioned before, when the husband grills, it means a night off for me so I want to keep it as simple as possible. This recipe is so simple to prepare and an added bonus: its delicious and light, perfect for warm summer gatherings. Enjoy!

summer cake


  • 1  container strawberries, rinsed and sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 container of blueberries, rinsed
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 tbsp. sugar (or sugar substitute)
  • 1 pre-made angel food cake
  • 1 large container cool whip


Step 1: Combine sliced strawberries, the juice of one orange and sugar into a sealed container and let sit for several hours. (I do it overnight)

Step 2: Slice angelfood cake into 1-2 inch slices.

Step 3: Place layer of sliced angelfood cake at the bottom of trifle dish/casserole dish/bowl. Sprinkle with strawberries and blueberries.

Step 4: Top with cool whip.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 and end with layer of cool whip.

We hope to see you all in a few weeks in person at Langenstein’s where you can pick up the ingredients for this recipe, as well as hear nutritional tips from Touro Infirmary’s amazing dietitian, Julie Fortenberry. And, if you join us you’ll also get a 10% discount to shop that day, as well as a fun bag of grilling goodies!

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