Fruit Squares with Cream Cheese Filling

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures

Let me tell you this.

This cake is amazing!

There it is.

I needed to get this off my chest.

Ugh, I feel so much better now.

 

I love this cake because it is fresh, delicious, it has different textures in it, it is satisfying and surprising, there are berries, there is cream cheese… and this is how you can make it…

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

Here’s what we need.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, preheat the oven to 350 F - 175 C, separate the eggs - the yolks into on large bowl, the whites into another large bowl

1. First, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

 

2. Then separate the eggs – the yolks into one large bowl, the whites into another large bowl.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, add 1 3/4 cups - 200 grams - confectioners' sugar to the yolks and mix them for a couple of minutes until your batter becomes pale and smooth

3. Add 1 3/4 cups (200 grams) confectioners’ sugar to the yolks and mix them for a couple of minutes until your batter becomes pale and smooth.

 

To tell you the truth, if I could live my life the way I really wanted, I’d have this egg-yolk-sugar mixture for lunch every day. Every single day. It’s beyond tempting and delicious for me.

I know, I am creepy.

But let’s forget it.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, add the flour into your batter and give it another quick stir

4. Now add the flour into your batter and give it another quick stir.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks from

5. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, with a rubber spatula, gently fold one-third of the whites into the egg-yolk mixture to loosen the batter

6. With a rubber spatula, gently fold one-third of the whites into the egg-yolk mixture to loosen the batter.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, fold in the remaining whites

7. Then fold in the remaining whites.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, line a baking pan with parchment paper, mist it with some vegetable oil and dust it with flour lightly, use 12 x 15 inch - 30 x 38 cm - baking pan here, You can use a smaller pan if you want your cake squares to be a little taller, pour one half of the batter into the pan and spread it evenly, we need two cake layer for this cake that is why the batter should be baked in two batches, it could be baked in one go and sliced in half afterward

8. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Mist it with some vegetable oil and dust it with flour lightly.

I am using a 12 x 15 inch (30 x 38 cm) baking pan here. You can use a smaller pan if you want your cake squares to be a little taller.

 

9. Pour one half (!) of the batter into the pan and spread it evenly.

We need two cake layers for this cake, that is why the batter should be baked in two batches.

Okay, it could be baked in one go and sliced in half afterward, but I am not that daring.

You can be.

But I am not.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, bake at 350 F - 175 C for about 12 - 15 minutes until golden-brown

10. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 12 – 15 minutes until golden-brown.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, before you remove your fist cake layer from the oven, lay a sheet of parchment paper on your working surface and dust it lightly with some confectioners' sugar, when baked, invert the cake layer onto the paper

11. Before you remove your first cake layer from the oven, lay a sheet of parchment paper on your working surface and dust it lightly with some confectioners’ sugar.

 

12. When baked, invert the cake layer onto the paper.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, remove the top paper, let cool, line the baking pan with parchment paper again, fill it with the remaining batter and bake it, when baked, leave that cake layer in the baking pan and do not remove it, just let it coll, that will be the bottom layer of our cake

13. And remove the top paper.

Let cool.

 

14. Line the baking pan with parchment paper again, fill it with the remaining batter and bake it.

When baked, leave that cake layer in the baking pan and don’t remove it.

Just let it cool.

That will be the bottom layer of our cake.

Well, not ‘our’ literally, the cake will be yours only, unless you send me some.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, cream cheese filling, in a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, sugar, and sour cream

15. Now, let’s make the yummy cream cheese filling.

In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, sugar, and sour cream.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, mix until smooth, this will take a couple of minutes

16. Mix until smooth.

This will take a couple of minutes.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, pour the heavenly filling onto the first layer

17. Pour the heavenly filling onto the first layer.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, spread the filling

18. And spread it.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, place the second layer on top of the filling

19. Place the second layer on top of the filling.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, 1/2 cup of your favorite jam or preserves

20. Grab about 1/2 cup of your favorite jam or preserves.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, spread the jam ove the cake layer, this will help to moisten up the cake beautifully

21. And spread the jam over the cake layer.

This will help to moisten up the cake beautifully.

And it adds another beautiful flavor.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, thawed mixed berries

These are thawed mixed berries.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, scatter the berries over the top

22. Scatter the berries over the top.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, cook the red gelatin according to the instruictions

23. And finally, cook the red gelatin according to the instructions.

I used 2 packets. Each one asked for 1 cup (250 ml) of liquid. Altogether, we need 2 cups of the gelatin liquid for this cake.

Also, I used unsweetened gelatin. That is why I had to add some sugar to it.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, pour the cooked gelatin over the fruit

24. Pour the cooked gelatin over the fruit.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, let cool completely

25. And let cool completely.

 

26. Then cover the whole cake with plastic wrap, place in the fridge and let firm up for a few hours.

 

27. Finally, cut into squares and…

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures

Enjoy!

 

(This cake makes about 30 pieces of 2.5 x 2.5 inch (6×6 cm) squares. Pretty enough to make you happy.)

29 Responses to Fruit Squares with Cream Cheese Filling

  1. 1
    Jana says:

    Oh.My.God.

    (You owe me a new computer as your opening photo clearly made me drown my keyboard in drool. Thank you.)

    Let me guess… It kind of melts on your tongue, doesn’t it? And the rich coolness of the cream cheese filling becomes one with the aromatic sweetness of the fruit and jam? I bet that the cake itself is still so light you have to hold onto your plate so that it doesn’t fly away. And the gelatin! Oh, just biting into it feels naughty, doesn’t it?

    Yeah, I don’t think I’d like it ;)

  2. 2
    losangelas says:

    oh, I NEED to make this…. unfortunately it’s the middle of the night… ehmmm ok, I’ll have to wait, but, best thing I’ve seen on wordpress today.
    Also thank you for the step by step pictures….

  3. 3
  4. 4
    Lauren says:

    Wow. I cannot believe how beautiful that is. I can’t wait to try your recipe for myself.

  5. 5
    Lorraine says:

    Dear Petra,

    I am sitting here sipping coffee to try and curb my appetite and I happen upon this amazing dessert! It looks scrumptious!

    I made a jelly roll last week for my grandson and filled it with a lemon filling because he loves lemon. Your berry version completely draws my attention!

  6. 6
    Jun says:

    From the look alone we can tell it’s amazing. Can’t wait until weekend to try this recipe!

  7. 7
    Meli says:

    Ok… marry me! PLEASE! (or write a book!) ^^

  8. 8
    Samy says:

    Hmm, look so good! I like cream cheese… yammi! :)

  9. 9
    bina says:

    dear Petra….
    your recipes have help me become…..

    …a great mom……

    …..adored wife….

    …..popular neighbour….

    ….fav daughter in law…..

    …..plesantly plump….

    ….and VEEERY HAPPPY……….

    …..you are a fairy god mother…..

    …. and can make all dreams come true….!!

  10. 10

    These look absolutely gorgeous! only problem is we never get berries or red gelatin in Bangalore. :(

  11. 11

    These look delicious! And I love the pictures, very nice touch for the details:)

  12. 12
    Caroline says:

    YUM! This cake looks absolutely spectacular! Great job on the photography too.

  13. 13
    Bethea says:

    Oh wow. This is the most beautiful little creation! I really want to try it!

  14. 14
    rsmacaalay says:

    Wow those look really delicious and tempting. Great photos as well!

  15. 15

    Oh My Goodess Gracious!!!!!!

    That is stunning.

  16. 16
    Elya says:

    Hi, Petra..

    I’ve tried most of your recipes and they all turned out reaaallly good! I’m more popular among the colleagues now, since I always bring the cakes, cookies to the office.

    By the way, I’m from Malaysia. Yes, the sweet smell of your cheesecake, apple cake, cookies make its way across the continent to this side of the earth..:-)

    Thank you for making my sweet tooth happy. Can’t wait to try this one!

  17. 17
    Lonnita says:

    I just figured out what I’m making for Easter dessert. :) Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’ll thank you in advance on behalf of my family and friends that will be “unexpectantly” dropping by to visit and happen to eat also.

  18. 18
    Ѽ HefiA says:

    This looks soooo amazing!!! You’re a wonderful photographer.

  19. 19
    ristinw says:

    I can’t stop thinking eating them all XD

  20. 20
    Dare Right says:

    That looks perfect for spring; pretty and colorful!

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I have an award for you, I hope you like it!
    http://goinggoalward.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/versatile-blogger-award/

  21. 21
    bina says:

    dear petra…..

    i baked this cake and treated my loved ones (ie me, my husband,me, my daughters and of course …me again!)
    and petra…..
    petra….
    petra…..
    petra….(am at a loss for words…..mere words cannot describe the experience…….)
    in a word…..if i may try….
    NIRVANA!
    thanks!

  22. 22
    selma maravilla says:

    amazing

  23. 23
    ortega says:

    Petra, thank you so much for putting time into making all these wonderful creations….my girlfriend loves it when I make them for her.. this recipe is just a winner….thank you again hope see more great recipes in the future :-)

  24. 24
    Gohar says:

    Hi, Petra!
    This cake seems very beautiful and delicious, but I have a question: 100 g flour for 10 eggs, not less?

  25. 25
    Giay nam dep says:

    Very delicious :D I will try do it :) thank you so much!

  26. 26
    giay says:

    Great! Thank You So Much :)

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