I was at work when I received this text from G: “Hey, there’s heaven on earth in the fridge”. Whaat? WTH is heaven on earth? Naturally, my curiosity was piqued and, duly intrigued, my first stop when I got home was the refrigerator. Heaven on earth, I soon discovered, is an icebox cake variation made with cubes of angel food cake and layers of vanilla pudding with sour cream, cherry pie filling, whipped topping and toasted almond slivers. G’s mom has been making this refrigerator cake for years for potlucks and family get together. G thinks it’s called Heaven on Earth because of the use of angel food cake. I think it’s called that because every bite is like finding heaven on earth.
- 1 box of Angel food cake or 1 prepared Angel Food Cake
- 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
- 1 tub (8 oounces) Cool Whip
- 1 tablespoon almond slivers , toasted
Bake angel food cake according to package's directions. Allow to cool and cut into cubes.
In a bowl, combine pudding mix, milk and sour cream and beat until smooth. Set aside.
In a 9x9 inch pan, arrange 1/2 of cake cubes in a layer. Spoon 2/3 of cherry pie filling over cake. Place the remaining 1/2 of the cake on top of pie filling. Spoon pudding over cake and spread evenly.
Spoon and spread whipped topping over pudding layer.
Garnish cake with the remaining pie filling and toasted almonds. Chill for about 4 to 5 hours.