Sweet Piled Cake

That recipe is very light and to be honest, simple. Basically it is made of not very moisture chocolate spongehomemade vanilla pudding with whipped cram and red colored berries. Chocolate sponge should be dry this time – we want moisture it with lots of compote and liqueur to get that light and creamy texture at the end. As contain lots of alcohol it is prefect for parties and picnics.

The basis idea for it I found some years ago in a traditional so-called Bled’s Piled Cake. Instead of red colored berries, raisins and chopped walnuts are used. And it is moistened with brown rum instead of fruity liqueur. I almost forgot on such sweet treat but little while ago Sanne reminded me on that with her English-Book-Strawberry-Trifle  😀 It is not the same thing, but I unfortunately hadn’t everything needed for the Trifle…


1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup nut milk of your choice

Mix all dry ingredients together, then mix milk to a nice thick consistence. Bake it in a 8 inch pan for about 30-45 minutes at 170 C/340 F. Let it chill then split in half.

2 cups fruit compote, liquid part

1 cup of cherry or pear liqueur

1 caned coconut

1 cup whipping cream of your choice

1-2 tbsp of ground sugar

1-2 cups fresh fruits, like red currant, cherry, strawberry

100 g chocolate, melted

Mix compote and liqueur.

Whip both, caned coconut and whipping cream separately, then mix them together with ground sugar.

For this cake, no cake stand is needed, large glass bowl instead. So place half of the sponge into the bowl and spread half of compote-liqueur over it. If you feel it is too much use less. Top it with half of the fruits and half of the cream. Repeat with second half of the sponge and the rest of fruit and cream. Spread melted chocolate over the top and live it in the fridge for one hour at least to chill.


Have a nice day!



  1. Oh, my goodness! That looks positively heavenly!!!

    1. Thank you Judilyn, that really made my day! Enjoy 😉

  2. Must be delicious!

    1. It was, there is no leftovers 😉

  3. I so like anything that is called Piled Cake!!! You’ve done it up very nicely and it looks over-the-top amazing. That melted chocolate on top is the last straw, really–I must have this cake 🙂 Fun and lovely post, Irena. As always 😉

    1. I am glad you like it too! And thank you so much again 😉 Btw, just got ingredients for your ice cream 😀 Take care…

      1. anxiously awaiting your ice cream results! Love that you’re making it 🙂

  4. I don’t even like chocolate nor cake and you had me drooling!! Sinfully decadent pictures too 😉 😀

    1. What kind of girl are you that doesn’t like chocolate?? 😀 And thank you 😉

      1. A strictly chips kind of gal!! 😉 I like deep fried, spicy and salty 😛 Sweets not so much 😉 But sweet photographs so much better 😉

  5. looks beautiful and delicious! i’ve never seen anything like this.

    1. Thank you, it was 😉

    1. Thank you 😉

  6. Hmm, I’d go for a cherry liqueur, although I’d be happy with all of them!

    1. Cherry is my favorite too 😀 Enjoy 😉

  7. I make trifle sometimes. This is something a little bit different and it looks so delicious.

    1. Thanks!!! I know it is not completely the same thing, but I couldn’t help as I ate all Leibniz before I started preparing it 😀 Enjoy 😉

  8. Ah, looks amazing – I love your flowers, too. Fading flowers can look almost more beautiful than fresh ones sometimes, no?
    Thanks for linking to my post! that’s so sweet of you!
    We definitely will have to try your cake! Just me and the man…coz lucky it has enough alcohol to tell the kids “Oh, not for you…soooo sorry!!” 😀

    1. Agree, fading flowers could make a special mood… Your comment made my day, for parents only – can’t stop laughing 😉 Thanks 😉 Have a nice weekend 😉

  9. The food looks amazing. The photography of it is amazing. And it sure all looks yummy!

    1. Thank you!!!! Have a nice weekend! 😉

  10. Oh yum, this looks and sounds so delicious! 🙂

    1. Rosie thank you so much for that!! Wish you a nice weekend! 😉

  11. Yum, this sounds divine! I love trifles but have never had piled cakes, or even heard of them. Thanks for sharing a lovely recipe!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth, glad you enjoyed it!! Have fun 😉

  12. Simply divine! Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe.

    1. Thank you Anne so much!! Enjoy 😉

  13. Yummers! I could dig into this sweet piled cake way too much that I should 😉

    1. To be honest I did that – as is very light and I had an evening off it was ok 😉 Enjoy 😉

  14. This looks perfect– maybe for mothers’ day dessert. thanks!

    1. Thank you Rhonda! Wish you a very nice weekend!!

  15. It looks so delicious!

    1. Thank you Scott! Enjoy 😉

  16. The photos are really beautiful and so full of light!

    1. Thank you Anne!!! Wish you a nice weekend!

  17. Mmmmm heavenly!

    1. Thank you Jessie, too kind! Enjoy 😉

  18. you made me hungry again .. after the Swensens IceCream ! … Now I want some more !!

    Great photos, thanks for the recipe 🙂

    1. Thank you Prads 😉

  19. ainasebastia · · Reply

    as tempting as always!!!! ❤

    1. Thanks Aina 😉

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  22. This looks perfectly delicious! Thank you for sharing it!

    1. Thank you Emma! Enjoy for the weekend 😉


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