Remember this lovely dessert from this lovely baby shower?


Now I’m going to tell you how to make it!

(adapted from this recipe)

Here’s what you’ll need:


1 box Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix (I happen to know of a famous ‘Betty’ that makes one)

1 Egg

1/2 C. softened butter

1 tsp vanilla

Mix Ingredients well (if your dough is crumbly add water 1/2 tsp at a time until the dough forms well).  Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes (you want it to be a little soft and chewy). Chill the cookie.

While the cookie is cooling mix together:


12 oz softened cream cheese

7 Tbsp softened butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1 3/4 C powdered sugar

Spread on the cooled cookie.  Chill again while you cut up your fruit. Choose fresh, seasonal fruit that has a nice variation of colors.  For example my sister used berries, mango and pineapple with sprigs of mint.  Here’s a few other possible combinations:

Peach, Pear, Mango, Strawberry

Pomegranate, Orange, Kiwi, Strawberry

Cherries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Apricots

Cut and enjoy