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{mixed berry mascarpone bomb}

Last week was my favorite aunt’s Birthday and we celebrated her 54th year on earth with coffee & cake in her garden.

My mom and I made this oh-so-delicious, but oh-so-full-of-calories (but-who-cares-it’s-declious) “cake”. It’s not really a cake, as you don’t have to bake it. So, we just named it berry bomb. ;)

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This is my wonderful mom, holding the cake bomb. I just love the color of her shirt as a background for the cake. Beautiful! Both my mom (even though she didn’t want to show her face) & the berry bomb!

Remember the cake stand from somewhere? Here’s the tutorial, if you want to recreate! ;)

I’m partying here! ♥

{mixed berry mascarpone bomb}

By Published:

  • Yield: 1 cake (8 Servings)
  • Prep:

full of delicious calories! ;) Recipe via “we love living” magazine 512

Ingredients

  • 1 package ladyfingers
  • about 1 cup dessert wine (vino santo)
  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 13 cups greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • red currants
  • blackberries

Instructions

  1. Mix mascarpone, yogurt, powdered sugar and vanilla bean seeds in a bowl.
  2. Dip each ladyfinger in dessert wine for just 3–5 seconds (letting them soak too long will cause them to fall apart).
  3. In a separate bowl, line the sides and bottom with the soaked ladyfingers.
  4. Now add the mascarpone mixture and washed berries in layers and top off with the remaining ladyfingers.
  5. Cover the berry bomb with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3–4 hours. Better even overnight.
  6. Before serving, turn over & decorate with the remaining berries. Then dust with powdered sugar.

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53 Comments

  • Reply
    CherryMakeUp
    Wednesday August 15th, 2012 at 07:41 PM

    OMG!!! This looks sooo good!!! Yummy…I will have to try that soon! thx for showing.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 11:01 PM

      Vielen lieben Dank für Deinen Kommentar, Sylvi!! :)
      Lass mich wissen, wenn Du das Rezept nachmachst und wie es Dir gefällt!
      Ganz liebe Grüße aus dem hohen Norden!
      Vanessa

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    Karyn - Pint Sized Baker
    Wednesday August 15th, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Wow!! Looks wonderful! I’ve got to try this! Pinned it for later. Also, did you know it is super easy to make your own Mascarpone Cheese? All you need is cream and lemon juice. Hope on over to my blog for the recipe, http://pintsizedbaker.blogspot.com/2012/08/homemade-mascapone-cheese-and-tarts.html
    Enjoy!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 11:03 PM

      Thanks a bunch, Karyn! :)
      Thank you also for the tip of making my own Mascarpone! I will need to try it next time I make this berry bomb.
      xo! Vanessa

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    CK
    Wednesday August 15th, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    WOAH!!! This looks SOOOOOO good! Beautiful pictures!

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    Jennifer Dawn
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 01:40 AM

    One word…WOW! That’s it. WOW!

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    Jessi @ Practically Functional
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 04:15 AM

    OMG that looks amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try this. And there’s that fun “giant bottle cap” cake stand again :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    Nicole
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 08:28 AM

    Beautiful Dessert! I love anything that I don’t have to turn the oven on to make :)

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 11:16 PM

      Thank you, Nicole! I really love how easy it is to make! And yes, not having to turn on the oven is great! ;)
      xo! Vanessa

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    Linda
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 03:26 PM

    Wow! This looks gooood — and I bet I’ll love it! Thanks for sharing,
    Linda

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    Theresa@ShoestringElegance
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 04:46 PM

    Look so yummy, Vanessa, thanks for sharing!! Yes your right, by the way, your Mom’s dress is the perfect backdrop for it!
    I can’t wait to give it a try!!
    Hugs,
    Theresa

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    Mary@Back to the Basics!
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 07:21 PM

    This looks incredible! I’ll bet it tasted amazing!

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    Veronica
    Friday August 17th, 2012 at 01:44 AM

    This looks amazing! Is it the refrigeration that makes it keep it’s shape when you flip it out of the bowl?

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      Thank you so much! :)
      Yes, the refrigeration keeps it all together. I love that there’s no baking involved and it still has the look of a cake!
      I hope you’re having a fun weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Katie
    Friday August 17th, 2012 at 01:23 PM

    Gahhh this looks fabulous!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets
    Friday August 17th, 2012 at 01:50 PM

    Oh my that is gorgeous!

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    renee
    Friday August 17th, 2012 at 03:26 PM

    wOw.…this is amazing! Love all of the ingredients too. I’ve pinned it for a future party. Thanks so much!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 11:58 PM

      Thank you so much for your comment love, Renee! :)
      Let me know how it turns out for you when you give it a try!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Meg
    Sunday August 19th, 2012 at 04:25 AM

    Wow, that looks amazing! And delicious. Yum!

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    BeezRentalDesigns
    Tuesday August 21st, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Wow Vanessa, this looks so yummy! I think the girls in my crafty thread group will love this the next time we get together! Thanks so much for sharing. I’d love if you’d share at Frugal Treasures Tuesday.
    Barbe

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday August 24th, 2012 at 12:20 AM

      Let me know how it turns out and how they like it! ;)
      I am out of town at the moment and am not participating in any link parties, but will try and stop by as soon as we’re back.
      Have a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    HomesteadSimple.com - A simple natural life.
    Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 at 03:31 AM

    […] {mixed berry mascarpone bomb} OMGoodness! Doesn’t this look like something from a fancy bakery?! YUMMY! […]

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    Jessica
    Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 at 04:18 AM

    Well that “cake” is beautiful! And looks oh-so delicious! And I always love no-bake, so much easier and no waiting! I found you via I Should be Mopping the Floor’s hop, and I’ll be back!

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    Elise
    Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 at 05:38 AM

    ARe you serious! This looks delicious! I can’t believe how many berries are on this. Stopping by from a blog hop

    http://www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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    Kate
    Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 at 09:25 AM

    This looks absolutely amazing, you have a very lucky Mum!!!
    Hopping over to you from Homestead Simples Wednesday Link Up, have a great week :)

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    The Style Sisters
    Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Oh my! This looks absolutely amazing! I love your cake plate too!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your recipe with us!
    Karin

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday August 25th, 2012 at 01:43 AM

      Thank you so much for you sweet comment! ;)
      I am out of the country right now and am not participating in any link parties. I will stop by when we’re back home though. Thanks for inviting me over!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Julie @White Lights on Wednesday
    Thursday August 23rd, 2012 at 01:15 AM

    This is seriously insane. I’ve been wanting to make a bombe forever, but didn’t want to deal with the ice cream aspect. Totally fixed now. You’ve been featured at Wednesday Whatsits. Thanks for linking up! http://www.whitelightsonwednesday.com/2012/08/wednesday-whatsits-23.html

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    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Thursday August 23rd, 2012 at 04:28 AM

    Oh my God you are torturing me! Another berry dessert — now you know how much I love berries1 Is that your Mom wearing the blue dress holding the bomb. Bomb doesn’t seem to fit his dessert, since it is so pretty. This looks like a professional made it. I know you’ve been fooling us and you really have a bakery staff in the back room, right? I’ve been canning all day, and I so could use a piece of this lusciousness! NO berry next week — stop torturing me!! Just kidding! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday August 26th, 2012 at 07:07 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment love, Cathy! ;)
      Yes, that is my mom wearing the blue dress. I love how it looks as a backdrop to the “bomb”, hehe.
      I hope you’re having a fabulous week!
      XO from Texas this time!
      Vanessa

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    Shannah @ Just Us Four
    Thursday August 23rd, 2012 at 02:35 PM

    WOW! This looks amazing. Thank you so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at Just Us Four!

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    Kelly@ Here Comes the Sun
    Friday August 24th, 2012 at 03:45 AM

    Look at all that yummy goodness! Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday! I’m featuring you tomorrow!

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    Jill
    Friday August 24th, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Oh yum! Your food always looks so good!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Deana
    Saturday August 25th, 2012 at 02:10 AM

    You are being featured at tonights Link and Greet party at CountryMommaCooks.….have a wonderful
    weekend : )

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    FABBY
    Sunday August 26th, 2012 at 04:09 PM

    Just copied this great dessert! Thanks a lot and a belated happy birthday to your aunt. Thank God for internet, we can visit from far away places with family and friends. Have a happy Sunday.
    FABBY

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday August 26th, 2012 at 07:14 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! :D
      I hope you’re having a fabulous Sunday as well!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Maria
    Thursday August 30th, 2012 at 01:23 AM

    WOW!!!!! THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!! Absolutely amazing, very impressive looking!!!!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday September 2nd, 2012 at 11:13 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Maria! ;)
      I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    carolyn ~ homework
    Monday April 8th, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Vanessa,
    I launched a second site called Details and featured your beautiful confection. A sister site to Homework, Details will spotlight beautiful projects that have the little “details” that make them extremely special. I’d love for you to stop by and take a look. http://carolynsdetails.blogspot.com/
    xxoo
    Carolyn
    homework
    & details

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