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Berries & Cream Layer Cake

  • Author: Camille Styles


How to make a simple and easy berries and cream layer cake recipe using a store-bought cake mix and a few styling tricks. This is a perfect birthday cake recipe.


Units Scale
  • Two 8 or 9-inch layer cakes
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pint each raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Whip the cream: In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer) use a whisk attachment to whip the heavy cream (on medium speed) until it holds firm peaks. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Macerate the berries: Add all berries to a large bowl, along with the sugar. Gently fold together, and let sit for 20 – 30 minutes.
  3. If your cakes are domed in the center, use a long serrated knife to cut the rounded part off to give you two flat sides.
  4. On your serving plate or cake stand, place the first cake layer. Use a large spoon to add a few big scoops of cream to the center, then spread it almost to the edges. Add a few smaller scoops of berries in an even layer, then top with your next cake layer.
  5. Repeat with more cream, and more berries, ending by piling on more of your prettiest berries and (if you want), some edible flowers on top. And on the sides.
  6. Slice and eat!