Strawberry Nonsense

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

I found this recipe in an old Southern collection, and the name drew me in. The dessert is as good as its name—it’s a quick, chilled assembly of cubes of cake and summer-ripe strawberries, suspended in a cool custard, much like a bread pudding, but lighter.

I’ve since played around with several versions. This one uses cubes of leftover spongecake, along with an eggless custard that’s nothing but lightly sweetened milk set with a little gelatin—white custard, yellow cake, crimson ber