Glorious Layered Desserts -Giveaway

Can you believe it is already March 17th? WOW! Where has this year gone? School will be out for summer break will be here in the blink of an eye. When my kids were home for summer break, I loved every minute of it. It was a good time to sleep in, play outside and try new recipes I thought they would enjoy.

Well, I wish I would have had Glory’s book Glorious Layered Desserts back then. It is full of fabulous recipes and beautiful photos. I made the Banana Split Cheesecake last week and oh man was it GOOD!! I can’t wait to try more of her wonderful recipes.

Glorious-Layered-DessertsI have known Glory from Glorious Treats for several years and have had the pleasure of seeing and spening time with her in person. I knew she was special and would write a book one day. I couldn’t be happier for her because this book is gorgeous. It screams GLORY. Every photo is perfect and each recipe was created with love.

Speaking of recipes, she had allowed me to share one from her book. Are you ready for it? Here is the recipe for Fried Iced Cream Cheesecake.

Fried Iced Cream Cheesecake Recipe from Glorious Layered Desserts:

Glorious Leyered Desserts Fried-Ice-Cream-Cheesecake

Fried Iced Cream Cheesecake
Recipe source – Glorious Layered Desserts, by Glory Albin
Makes 5-6 servings

Inspired by Fried Ice Cream, often served at Mexican restaurants, creamy cheesecake is layered with cinnamon sugar cereal for an unexpected twist.

Dessert Components
Creamy Whipped Cheesecake (recipe below)
2 cups Cinnamon Cereal (such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch)

Whipped Cream (use the recipe below, or use canned whipped cream)
(6) Maraschino Cherries

Crush cinnamon cereal (in a large ziplock type bag), then place crushed cereal in a bowl.  Melt 2 tablespoons butter, and pour over cereal.  Stir well.  Spread cereal onto a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 6-8 minutes.  Allow to cool.
Prepare Creamy Whipped Cheesecake (recipe below)

Assemble dessert by adding 1-2 tablespoons crushed cereal to the bottom of your dessert dishes.  Add a layer of cheesecake (this will be easiest if you use a piping bag fitted with a large round tip, or add cheesecake to a large ziplock type bag and snip off one corner).  Repeat with another layer of cereal, then cheesecake.

Top with whipped cream (recipe below) and a cherry.
Enjoy immediately, or keep in the refrigerator (up to 1 hour).

Creamy Whipped Cheesecake

1 block (8oz.) cream cheese
¾ cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 cup heavy cream

Using an electric mixer beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add powdered sugar, cinnamon and the vanilla, and blend until fully incorporated and smooth.  Add (cold) heavy cream, and whip until smooth, and increased in volume by almost double.

Whipped Cream

1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Chill the bowl and beater (whisk attachment) of your electric mixer by placing them in the freezer about 5 minutes.  This will help your cream whip up faster, and fuller.
When the bowl has chilled, pour cream into bowl and begin whipping (on medium-high speed).
When the cream is beginning to thicken, slowly add the powdered sugar, while continuing to beat.
Then, add vanilla (while mixing).
The whipped cream is done when it has more than doubled in volume, and when you stop the mixer, and lift up the whisk, the cream stays in place.

Glorious Layered Desserts Lemon-blueberry-trifleWell, I have a little more to share than just one yummy recipe. Glory is so sweet and kind that she is giving away a copy of her book on my blog. Yep! You can enter for a chance to win Glorious Layard Desserts right here and right now.  It isn’t just any old copy. She is going to send you a signed copy! How exciting is that!

Glorious Layered Desserts Chocolate-and-Nutella-CreamAll you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me your favorite dessert combination. Is it lemon and blueberry, cheery pie and ice cream or cheesecake and strawberries? Just shout out whatever flavors float your boat and you will be entered for a chance to win this beautiful book.


Apple pie and vanilla ice cream!

Congrats Esther! I know you are going to LOVE this book!

One winner will be randomly picked and announced on Monday, March 24, 2014.

Bear hugs,



  1. I love chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream!

  2. All flavor combinations sound delish, but I prefer the lemon and blueberry combination because it is lighter. I hope I’m the lucky winner of this awesome book. Cannot wait to bake up more sweet treats for my family.

  3. What a sweet giveaway and what a great book! I love anything layered with chocolate! Even chocolate with chocolate with chocolate!!!

  4. I love dark chocolate and milk chocolate together. Well, really I love any kind of dessert.

  5. I love lemon and raspberries! Or chocolate and peanut butter… or chocolate and nutella… or vanilla and orange… or really anything sweet 😉 What a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. Very decadent!!

  7. I would have to say chocolate and fruit in a delicious fondue. :) Mmmm….

  8. Renuka Lallbahadur says:

    I really love chocolate brownies and thick rich vanilla ice cream, with chopped pecan nuts and cherries

  9. Chocolate and almond.

  10. My favorite combo is chocolate and strawberries!!! YUM! I want to make practically everything I see Glory make. So colorful and looks soooooo delicious!!!!

  11. This book looks amazing!!!!! My favorite flavor combo is chocolate and chocolate!!! Maybe some raspberry in there too.

  12. Lindsay Lee says:

    Funfetti cake with birthday cake ice cream!!!

  13. Cheesecake and strawberries!

  14. Chocolate and bacon! How have I gone my whole life without this?

  15. I love all the recipes I’ve seen. Not complicated and super cute!!!!

  16. I love pretty much anything sweet. My favorite is chocolate and peanut butter

  17. Delia Chazaro says:

    I love dark chocolate cake and fresh strawberries.

  18. Chere-Lee Hollett says:

    I love love LOVE peanut butter and chocolate flavours together!!

  19. Brownies and ice cream with whip cream on top for good measure:)

  20. Caramel & chocolate!

  21. After some St. Patty’s Day cake pops I made, chocolate and Irish Cream is my new favorite combo!

  22. They all look wonderful and delicious, but the chocolate is my favorite. I just can’t resist yummy chocolate!

  23. Definitely angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream! Yumm

  24. Cherry and cheesecake! Yummy! This book looks beautiful!

  25. Warm Dutch Apple pie with homemade vanilla ice cream!!

  26. Cookies4kids says:

    Is there anything other than chocolate, raspberries and cheesecake.

  27. brownies and vanilla ice cream is a fav and go to combo when I can’t thing of anything else!

  28. I love to make a blueberry and lemon tart and serve it with some homemade vanilla ice cream. Really refreshing and delicious! Would love to win this book . I’ve followed her blog for a long time and love her recipes.

  29. my Favorite dessert is orange with chocolate and caramel

  30. As Chocolate orange and caramel tart

  31. Her book is gorgeous! Anything with apples and cinnamon- I’m in! Thanks Lisa!

  32. Jennifer says:

    Chocolate and Peanut Butter. Anything with chocolate and peanut butter :)

  33. Lemon and blueberry. No…chocolate and peanut butter. No…raspberry and vanilla.

    Oh shoot Lisa, I can’t pick just one combination. Unless you were holding a gun to my head. Then I’d pick chocolate and peanut butter. Maybe.

    Thank you for giving us a chance to win this great book! And thanks Glory for writing it!

  34. Anything with peanut butter and chocolate has my vote! Ice cream, cake, cookies… any will do.

  35. Lemon and Cheesecake…be still my heart!

  36. Does chocolate and peanut butter count?

  37. Patty L. says:

    key lime cake with French vanilla pudding/Cool Whip topping

  38. Chocolate and fruit!

  39. Chocolate on Chocolate – I’m easy!

  40. Angel food cake topped with cooked vanilla pudding topped and
    whip cream

  41. Michelle L says:

    Chocolate and Strawberry!

  42. Apple pie and vanilla ice cream!

  43. Melissa H says:

    I love warm apple pie with vanilla bean icecream!!!

  44. Strawberry or lemon with cheesecake and anything with chocolate. Ummm!

  45. connie hartman says:

    hot chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream!

  46. Jennifer says:

    salted caramel and brownies

  47. Heather B says:

    I love chocolate and angel food cake together.

  48. I love Lemon and Raspberry together.

  49. My favorite dessert combination is chocolate and banana. MMMMMMMMM

  50. chocolate & peanut butter brownies :)

  51. ClaudiaIsBaking says:

    Boy, that’s tough! I have so many! Right now I’m hungry for lemon mousse topped with strawberries, so I’ll say those two in combination. What beautiful pictures! You’ve convinced to buy Glory’s book if I’m not lucky enough to win it.

  52. What a nice giveaway! I just love strawberry & cheesecake!

  53. Traci Gilmore says:

    I love cheesecake and blueberry. This book looks great, and I love, love, love your website! Thanks!

  54. Betty Jo says:

    I don’t think you can go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.

  55. Peggy McDermott says:

    Lemon & raspberry Actually anything raspberry ! Would love to win the cookbook.

  56. Almond and raspberry!

  57. Cheesecake with cherries

  58. I love chocolate cake with almond flavored frosting. My all time favorite.

  59. Strawberries and cheesecake…actually anything with strawberries!

  60. Peanut butter and dark chocolate. Actually just peanut butter but, since we are doing pairings :)

  61. Brownies + mint-infused whipped cream. But really, anything minty and chocolatey…

  62. Kimberly F says:

    Chocolate and peanut butter!

  63. Lemon and lime every time!!!

  64. I love dried apricots with white chocolate, even better if it is white chocolate fudge!

  65. Taysha R says:

    pecan and apple!

  66. Cream cheese and cherry pie.

  67. Definitely blackberry and cheesecake

  68. Oreo cookie crust, cappuccino mousse topped with white chocolate whipped cream! I love beautiful layered desserts!

  69. melody coogle says:

    chocolate cheesecake or red velvet cheesecake!yummy!

  70. Coconut cake with meyer lemon curd

  71. chocolate cake with chocolate frosting
    thanks for the giveaway

  72. Carolsue says:

    That’s a hard one. I will say pound cake, strawberries and lemon pudding.

  73. Chocolate and peanut butter…cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or candy you can’t beat chocolate and peanut butter together.

  74. Paula Richardson says:

    Mmmmmm blueberries and cheesecake. My granny used to make a wonderful pie that included cream cheese and fresh blueberries she had picked. She called it “Love Pie”! It was delightful!

  75. Heather H. says:

    I love chocolate and peanut butter together!

  76. I love chocolate cake with ice cream !

  77. Strawberries and cream!