Cherry-Strawberry Couscous Layer Cake

May 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm | Posted in Vegan Recipes | Leave a comment
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I’m entering a contest! I saw a post on vegan planet about a contest to create a variation on a couscous cake. I’d never heard of making a couscous cake before, but it sounded fun, so I gave it a try! I’ve been waiting for just the right inspiration to strike me, and strike me it did, when I came across these fresh, luscious, local strawberries and cherries at a roadside produce stand!!

To make the couscous cake, I cooked whole wheat couscous (2 cups) with a combination of two different fruit juices (total of about 2 1/2 cups). I used strawberry lemonade and pineapple coconut juice.

While the couscous was cooking, I washed and sliced the strawberries, and washed and pitted the cherries. (I probably used about a cup and a half of fruit.) Then I mixed the fruit with about 2 Tbsp. of powdered sugar. When the couscous was ready, I pressed half of it into a cake pan, spread the fruit mixture on top, and pressed the remaining couscous on top of the fruit. I refrigerated it for about an hour to chill. Then, I had some for dessert, and it was delicious!


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