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Inside The Kitchen: Raspberry Sauce And Homemade Whipped Cream

I happened to make the Strawberry cake that’s pictured above, but I’m all about buying one that’s already made (like a pound cake) and then spending time in the kitchen working on the topping. Here’s a quick recipe that will bring any store-bought cake to life.

Raspberry Sauce

(truthfully this can be done with ANY berry)

  • 2 cups of raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of raspberry jelly
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar (or 4 if you like it really sweet)

Heat everything together in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Serve warm.

Homemade Whipped Cream

I tried to be cute and color the whipped cream pink… but it ended up looking more like a purplish blue. So ignore that small detail… LOL!

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (DO NOT PUT MORE THAN THIS)
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

Beat together on medium high until you start to see stiff peaks. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to use. You can add food coloring at this point – but follow the box directions because I veered off and wasn’t happy with my result.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.