Tres Berry Cakesicles

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Prep Time30 min

Love cake and popsicles? Enjoy them together in these Tres Berry Cakesicles. Layers of flavor derive from the trio of berries inside the cakesicle and freeze dried strawberries on top.

Tres Berry Cakesicles


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup softened salted butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup California Giant strawberries, stems removed and sliced
  • ½ cup of fresh California Giant raspberries, halved
  • 2¾ cups cake flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2¾ cups + 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 3 ounces strawberry gelatin mix
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup + 5 ounces water
  • ⅛ teaspoons red food coloring
  • ½ cup freeze dried strawberries
  • ½ cup nut toppings
  • 2 cups California Giant blueberries
  • 1 cup prepared orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch


  • For the Cake:

      • Slice the strawberries and raspberries. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of white sugar, allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour to release the juices.
      • In a mixing bowl fitted with a flat beater, add the softened butter, 2 cups of sugar and strawberry gelatin mix. Beat on medium speed until well blended.
      • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.
      • After the berries have released their juices, place them in a food processor and allow them to puree. Place the puree in a strainer over a separate bowl. You will need 1/2 cup of puree for the recipes. Save the juices.
      • To the electric mixing bowl with the butter and sugar mixture, add the eggs one at a time allowing to mix well before adding each egg.
      • Alternately add the sifted flour mixture and milt to the mixer and beat until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and berry puree and mix until blended.
      • Using a popsicle silicone mat, spray with bakers pan release. Add 2 ounces of cake batter to each mold and place on a lined sheet tray. Bake at 325F for 15 minutes. Check for readiness by placing a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, it's done.
      • Allow the cakes to cool at room temperature on a cooling rack.
      • With the cakesicles still on the cooling rack, drizzle 1½ tablespoons of cake glaze over one side, sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the topping. Repeat this process until all the cakesicles are topped.
  • For the Blueberry Sauce:

      • Place the blueberries, ½ cup of water, ¾ cup of sugar, and ½ cup of orange juice into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and shut heat off.
      • Place the mixture into a blender and allow to puree. Pass the mixture into a chinoise to separate any pieces of skin.
      • Return the pureed mixture to the sauce pan. In a separate bowl, mix the 2 tablespoons of water with the 4 tablespoons of cornstarch. Slowly add the cornstarch slurry to the blueberries over medium heat until slightly thickened. Chill until ready for plating.
  • For the Cake Glaze:

    Mix the powdered sugar, water, and red food coloring in a bowl until smooth.
  • For the Topping:

      • Place the nut topping into a food processor and pulse several times until the nut is half the size.
      • Place the freeze dried strawberries into a food processor and pulse until the consistency matches the nut topping. Mix both ingredients together.
Tres Berry Cakesicles

Recipe Creator

Bill Barker

Chef Bill Barker

Chef Bill Barker has extensive experience in the Foodservice industry. From 1977 to 1990, he served as the Kitchen Manager and Corporate Chef for Consolidated Specialty Restaurant Group. After that, he was the Club Chef from 1990 until 1993 at the Burnham Park Yacht Club in Chicago, Illinois. Chef Barker’s most recent, 17 year, tenure has been at Gordon Food Service where he has been promoted from Distributor Sales Representative to Marketing Center of the Plate and lastly to Culinary Specialist / Regional Chef. With Gordon Food Service he has also had the opportunity to attend the Worlds of Flavors conference at the Culinary Institute of America as a volunteer chef from 2002 through 2017.

Follow your berries to the farm.

Locate the 16-Digit Trace code.​ Enter the trace back code from your berries to learn about where they were grown. Too bad we can’t deliver the fresh fragrance, too!