Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Strawberry Whipped Sensation...for your Valentine!

I can't help but keep thinking about the famous quotation..."A rose is a rose, is a rose"...some of you might have heard that famous quotation, by Gertrude Stein, part of a poem in 1913. Actually there is a meaning to the quote.
"Things are the way they are!"...yes, that is so true. The sooner we realize and understand how things are, we will understand what they are!
What I like to do is to see a recipe, especially one with a photo, and do my own spin on the final result. I can tell if the recipe will actually work out or not, and in this case, I totally did a different shape, form, but kept the ingredients... just added more strawberries, and crushed Oreo cookies to the crust! Even though I didn't make this cake for a "romantic significant other"...I did have plenty of raves from my wonderful family. How could you possibly resist the fresh strawberry mousse filling over the most favorite cookie crust, topped with America's all-time favorite Cool Whip topping, and surrounded by Dove heart shaped chocolate pieces!


A rose can say I love you and want you to be mine,
A rose can say I thank you for being so very kind,
A rose can say congratulations, whatever the occasion may be,
A rose can say I miss you and wish you were here with me,
A rose can say I'm sorry if I've hurt you in any way,
A rose can say get well soon, May God bless you today,
A rose can say I wish you happiness, and the best for you each day

A rose can say farewell when someone goes away,
A rose can say hello, I'm thinking of you today,
There's just so many wonderful things that a rose can say,
A r
ose can say goodbye when a love one is laid to rest,


No matter what there is to say, a rose can say it best. 


~Margie Drive

Linking to:#chocolatelove blog hop, @ Mis Pensamientos
http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/
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                   Be my Valentine Challenge @Very Good Recipes

Strawberry Whipped Sensation
adapted from: Family Circle magazine, March 2003

4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tub 8 oz. Cool Whip Whipped Topping thawed, divided
8 Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. butter melted

Line 8x4 inch loaf pan with foil. Mash 2 cups of strawberries in large bowl. Stir in condensed milk, juice and 2 cups of the Cool Whip; pour into pan.
Top with combined chopped cookies and butter; press into mixture. Cover.
Freeze at least 6 hours.To serve, invert onto plate. Remove foil. Frost with remaining Cool Whip. Top with remaining strawberries, Makes 12 servings.



My version of making this cake: I used 16 cookies, and 2 Tbsp. of melted butter, put them in the food processor, and pressed the crushed cookies into a heart shaped springform pan. I filled it with the filling, and topped it with Cool Whip.






I carefully folded my crushed up strawberries into the sweetened condensed milk
Now fold in half of the Cool Whip whipped topping.
Now, cover with aluminum foil, and freeze up to 6 hrs.








Gabby wanted to decorate the cake...instead of using sliced strawberries, she used the most amazing Dove chocolate heart shapes, and just one strawberry on the top. Extra box of strawberries came in handy, to add some halved strawberries on the side, to enjoy!




Beautiful slice of heavenly Whipped Sensation!












This is dessert devoured...before dinner:D









Your MOMENT...YOUR DOVE...saved for last...yumm!









HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
...with Love, to all my friends!
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47 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day, my dear friend. The cake looks awesome! Love those chocolate hearts for decoration. I have some Valentine gifts for you at my blog. Please do drop by to pick them up. I especially want you to have them. Hugs!

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  2. Hi Elisabeth, Happy Valentine day to you and family. My warmest regards and hugs to you. And please hugs your grandchildren on behalf of me, they are so cute and adorable.
    And I love your strawberry cake, so awesome and tempting. And your presentation look lovely too. Wish I can have a big slice now. LOL
    Love the rose poem.

    Please drop by my blog to claim your awards which I had just update in my blog.

    Have a great week ahead. *hugs*

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  3. Nagyon szép lett a tortád, látom gyorsan fogyott. Szép a versed is a rózsáról, a virágaid pedig gyönyörűek!

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day. What a gorgeous cake :)

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  5. A very Happy Valentine's Day!! This dessert is divine - I'm not surprised that it didn't last till dinner :D and I note how few ingredients it calls for - always a bonus. Gabby did a great job decorating! Enjoy your day.

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  6. Have a great Valentine! This is one delicious dessert! Thanks

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  7. I want to grab it from screen...
    Have a good day and keep rocking as usual.

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  8. Great looking dessert !!! Have a special day with your beautiful lucky family to have you making this! Happy Valentines Day!

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  9. Nagyon finom és szép ez a süti,Valentin Napra!!!Szerintem ezt elkészítem,mert annyira finomnak látom,hogy bizony nagyokat nyelek!!!!

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  10. Elizabeth vittem a receptet!!!Köszönöm!!!!

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  11. Hi Elisabeth, wow the cake look delish! You have all the props for a perfect Val Day--roses, heart shaped chocolates, strawberries and a superb cake :-) Enjoy!

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  12. Yummy...Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!

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  13. Igazán egyszerű elkészíteni és mennyei finom lehet, nagyon tetszik:) Nálunk is nagyon szeretnek segíteni a gyerekek, főleg,ha dekorálásról van szó:)

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  14. Perfect treat for a Valentine!! Looks amazing!! It would be great if you can share this with my ongoing-''Valentine's Day Event''(till Feb 20th)

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  15. Happy V day Elisabeth , this looks so yummy , wish I had a slice

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  16. Happy Valentine's Day Elisabeth. Hope you are having a wonderful day.
    The cake looks fantastic and just perfect for the occasion. I wish I could have a slice.

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  17. happy valentine's day! i love the heart shaped cake with the dove chocolates! yay for #chocolatelove :). i'm glad that you get to spend this day with your loved ones. and the poem is beautiful btw. :)

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  18. Elizabeth csodálatos ez a torta, imádom az ilyen finom krémeket. Most bizony feltudnám falni azt a szeletkét.:)) Nagyon ügyes kis segítséged volt, látom Gabby élvezettel díszítette fel a tortát. Gyönyörű szépek a virágaid, már jó lenne itt nálunk is ilyen szépségeket látni, de sajnos még mindig hóesés közeledik felénk.

    Boldog Valentin Napot!!!

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  19. Your ingredient list made my mouth water! The chocolates on top of the cake look great too. All in all, I would say your V Day creation would keep me going back for more! Nice!

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  20. I love the sound and look of this! With the condensed milk, strawberries and whipped cream, how can it not taste fantastic! I want to make this right away! Great post, Elisabeth!

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  21. Happy Valentine's Day to you! I especially love the combination of oreo and strawberries!

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  22. I love this recipe and the pretty pics! It looks absolutely gorgeous and perfect for our summer here. Happy Valentines Day Elisabeth :):)

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  23. Happy Valentines Day, okay a little late. Looks like you guys celebrated in style. Sorry been so busy, we are only moving 45 mins away, but we are downsizing, so it's been a ton of work. Say hi to the family for me and I hope to sit down soon and catch up with everyone.
    -Gina-

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  24. Yum! What a lovely dessert to celebrate Valentines Day!

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  25. Elisabeth, awesome I think this is perfect valentine easy dessert. Hope you had wonderful valentines day. I am in need of sleep which is lacking nowadays .

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  26. Strawberry mousse + Oreo crust = fabulous dessert! I'm loving this...and now have a craving for strawberry mousse...how yummy! Perfect Valentine's Day treat for your sweet family!!!

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  27. Az ilyen gyümölcsös, gyorsan elkészíthető krémek, mousse-k a kedvenceink. Szép lett!

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  28. Oh my I'm drooling!!So delicious and not that difficult either!A must try :)Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

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  29. Chocolate and strawberry is one of my very favorite combos, so this dessert is right up my alley. Pinning!!

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    1. Thanks for pinning my Strawberry Whipped Sensation, Wendy! I'm still trying to figure out Pinterest, since I recently joined. I have to spend more time organizing it. Such a fun, and amazing program! I love it!

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  30. With this lovely Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate crust, it looks like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! I'll have to make this light and luscious dessert soon.

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  31. I think this would be my favorite desserts! What a fantastic cake, so pretty, so tempting!!! Well done Elisabeth as always!!!

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  32. Happy Belated Valentine's day to you my dear friend. Hugs. I am sorry I was late to wish you but I did not want to let this go by without wishing you:D You are always on my mind. This dessert is certainly a winner! Yummy!

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  33. Beautiful and decadent! Those Dove chocolates are a lovely touch too. My workplace had a "Guess how many Dove chocolates are in the jar?" before Valentine's Day — the last I heard the final tally was something around 182! The winner of the game was a sweetheart and shared the chocolatey spoils. A very happy belated Valentine's Day to you. :)

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  34. Dear Elisabeth, This looks refreshing and delicious, as I am sure it was. I made my Valentine's for my kids too. It is a blessing to do so. Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

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  35. This looks sensational! Love that waved whipped cream topping.

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  36. Wow, this is just absolutely gorgeous, and I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks!

    I love your quote about the clean slate. How encouraging!

    Hope you'll stop by my blog and say hello! :)

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  37. Elizabeth, Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Your cake is so lovely and delicious looking! My 4 year old grandson was so generous...he gave me his cold...so I did no baking for Valentine's Day. There's always next year!

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    1. Kathy-I've been fighting a cold myself for nearly 3 weeks with such horrible cough...I also caught it from my 5yr old grandson, and he's gotten over it much quicker, than I. I was determined to make this easy cake that requires no baking, and had a wonderful helper to decorate the cake. The original recipe calls for sliced strawberries on the top, but Gabby had a better idea...why not Dove heart chocolates, which did not last long...and also the strawberry halves:D

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  38. Egyszerűen meseszép!Gratula !Nálatok hány fok van ilyenkor?
    (Köszönöm,hogy benéztél hozzám...:) )

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    1. Kriszta, ma pl. olyan 27 C. fok volt. Naponta 22 töl 26-ra megy fel. Egész tavasz van itt nálunk ezekben a hónapokban, télen! Töbsször is befogok nézni hozzád, az biztos!

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  39. Happy belated Valentines Day, Elisabeth! Hope you had a wonderful V day! I love the recipe. Look so rich and scrumptious. I can already imagine taking a bite and having it melt in my mouth. I think I'll make this soon! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Hi Elisabeth,
    This is a Strawberry Whipped Sensation, a lovely presentation for a very special recipe, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  41. such a beautiful poem! Happy belated Valentines day as well! Your cake looks absolutely sensational! :D

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  42. What a beautiful valentines treat! Hope you and your family had a wonderful valentines day!

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  43. Hi Elisabeth! I'm back... It sure feels like a long time I have not come over to your blog to say hello. What a sensation you whipped up. I am literally drooling over your light fluffy strawberry cake. Those Dove heart shape chocos are one of my favourite too. This is certainly a keeper, and a key to my heart. Hope you're doing well my friend. Miss ya!! Hugggssss, Jo

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