Playing No-Bake Dessert: Lemon Waffle Cake with Berry Cream Cheese Frosting

This pretty no-bake creation comes from Food Network's "Best Baker in America" judge Jason Smith of southerncountrybling.com.

For the cake
For the cream cheese frosting
For the garnish

For the cake, preheat a waffle iron. In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, granulated sugar, baking soda and salt. Add egg, milk, butter and vanilla and mix to combine. Pour 2 heaping tablespoonfuls of batter into each well of the waffle iron, close lid and cook until set, 4-5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and let cool.

For the frosting, in a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine cream cheese and heavy whipping cream on low speed. Slowly add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla and beat to combine, increasing the speed to high and mixing until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the berries by hand.

To assemble the cake, place a waffle on a cake stand and spread the cream cheese icing on top. Repeat with the remaining waffles and icing, ending with a final layer of icing on top, then garnish with berries and lemon slices.

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