Lutong Bahay: Peach Mango Graham Refrigerated Cake

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Lutong Bahay is a short tag on the title which I use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house, either my own cooking or not.

You all know I'm a sucker for cakes. However, as much as I want to learn, I don't have the skills nor the means to bake my own cake. So to make do, I've always assembled my own Graham refrigerated cake which is super easy I think I can even do it blindfolded!
Peach Mango Graham Refrigerated Cake

I've been making refrigerated cakes since I was 10 years old that I've already tried different flavors and combinations -- fruit cocktail, peaches, mangoes, bananas, chocolate and marshmallows, Oreo, and whatnot. But today, let me share with you my Peach Mango Graham Refrigerated Cake which I was able to feed to my friends from The Foodies Circle when we went for an overnight and cook-out session in Tagaytay.

Peach Mango Graham No-Bake Refrigerated Cake

Ingredients:
  • 2 packs of Graham Crackers
  • 2 cans of all-purpose cream
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 medium can of peaches, sliced to thin half moons
  • 3 ripe mangoes, sliced to thin half moons
Procedure:
  1. In a bowl, mix the all-purpose cream and condensed milk then set aside.
  2. In a rectangular deep tray, lay the Graham crackers down. Crush some Graham and fill in the gaps.
  3. Add about 1/4-inch thick layer of the cream mixture on top of the laid Graham crackers. Make sure to cover the crackers with the cream completely.
  4. Add another layer of Graham crackers and crushed Graham as that of number 2, and add another layer of the cream mixture as that of number 3.
  5. Add the peaches and mango slices on top and cover with a thin layer of the cream mixture, then repeat number 4.
  6. Now, you're probably on the last fruit layer. Add the peach and mango slices, and arrange them beautifully. You can also top the cream parts up with crushed Grahams or opt to completely fill the top layer with fruits.
  7. Put in the fridge or the freezer to set. Personally, I put my Graham refrigerated cake in the freezer for about an hour or two and let it thaw before serving.
I'm so positive that all of you already know how to make a Graham refrigerated cake. It's just a matter of layering the Graham crackers, cream mixture and fruits alternately until you reach the top of the tray. You also have all the freedom in the world to choose what fruits to put in your refrigerated cake. I've heard other people even put cheese! Anyway, in my case, I prefer mangoes and peaches but I always make sure the bottom-most layer don't have fruits in it since I love to enjoy the goodness of just plain Graham cake.

How about you, what's your favorite topping on a Graham refrigerated cake? Oh, and what crazy flavors would you like to try? Personally, I'd like to experiment if it's possible (edible enough) to throw savory ingredients like ham, bacon and sausages in it.

61 comments:

  1. I always do ref cake at home, but I always stick with using peaches. :) I put jelly on top so it wouldn't be messy. :) Try putting it in the freezer. :P


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    1. Oops! I forgot that part on the procedure! Haha.. But yes, putting the cake on the ref or freezer is a must so the whole thing can set and the Graham crackers soften :D

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    2. What I mean is, put it in the freezer instead of ref. :)

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    3. When I'm using canned fruits, I prefer the fridge a little bit more 'cause when put in the freezer, they don't thaw with the cake and cream at the same time. But if it's fresh fruits, freezer it is for me! ;)

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  2. Ref cakes are my favorite eversince a classmate began making them in high school. And you're right, it's very easy to make.

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    1. Now you've reminded me that I got to taste quite a few ref cakes na rin made by my classmates! :D

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  3. Yum! I have my fair share of secrets when making ref cakes. 1) I use the milk mixture as base. 2) I dip the crackers first into a bowl of plain evap milk before laying them onto the tray. This makes the biscuits softer even if you keep it in the freezer. 3) No gaps! I make sure the whole tray is filled with Graham crackers. I cut them into pieces to fill in the whole tray.
    I use fruit cocktail instead of just mango and/or peaches - it's a matter of preference anyway. I'm a mango fan! lol

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing these tips. I'll try them when I make another ref cake for Media Noche :D

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  4. This has always been my favorite too. I like putting it in the fridge, and not in the freezer, because it tends to get watery once it thaws. I don't know, maybe I'm doing something wrong :)

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    1. No, you're not doing anything wrong. I think that's just normal 'cause the cake can become icy in the freezer :) That's why the the photo of my ref cake slice is so watery :(

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  5. My wife always prepares this during Christmas and other special occassions. It's her signature dessert, ha ha ha.

    I've tried once a refrigerated cake with the condensed milk and cream mixed with coffee. I forgot what filling was used, but it was also good.

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    1. That's a great idea! :) I'll try that soon. I'm sure my coffee-loving family with dig a coffee ref cake ;)

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  6. Can I just ask if what is the best partner of graham in terms of beverage?

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    1. I'm not sure what people normally pair with graham cakes, but I like milkshakes, milk tea, choco or coffee beverages with a slice or 2 of graham cake ^^

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  7. i only started making refrigerated cake this past Christmas season through the help of my younger sister. i used fruit cocktail and i really loved the result! maybe i'll try to use your recipe one of these days, im sure my son will love this. thank you.

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  8. An easy way to satisfy your stomach, definitely good with peaches :D i also prefer tropical fruits, or berries, Do you put cream cheese there? Will it settle for only condensed milk and heavy cream? would really try it that way :D

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  9. Thank you for the recipe. Will try it!

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  10. I usually do this when I'm celebrating a special occasion like my birthday or me and my pichi's aniversary... but I go for fruit cocktail and a sprinkling of cream-o on top :)

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  11. This looks heavenly. . myghaaad! Hope I could make one. . Mmm..

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  12. we're using mangoes instead of peaches, mas cheaper kase :)

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  13. For making thise I put some white and red gelatin for layering, additional colors for attracting kids =)

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  14. i always love doing this! it's easier to prepare compared to baking cookies and cakes..=)

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  15. Salamat po for the this post... I'll try this at home :)

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  16. I make mango float at home for my family too, specially during Christmas!

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  17. this is my all time favorite.. surely ask my mom to make one for me when i go home to Davao on the 17th

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  18. one of the easiest dessert I can make with my children . they love helping out layering peaches and graham crackers. yum!

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  19. i love desserts and i love this one!!

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  20. perfect merienda :) yummy :) i wanna try this with my sister

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  21. maricris abarabarMay 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    sarap nito, gawa ako for my daughter's birthday...

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  22. one of my favorite dessert is the graham cake,i always do mango flavor thats my sons requested as always..We are the same im not putting to much fruits on my graham cake because i love and enjoying the taste of plain graham that lots of cream..

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  23. I usually do this, it's my kid's favorite, my version is mango graham ref cake...

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  24. my family's all- time favorite dessert at home. it's so simple to make but taste really good. :) We love doing this specially during summer season where we can buy ripe mangoes.

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  25. my mom prepares this whenever my nephews come and visit. she doesn't remember that i taught this recipe to her :) we use fruit cocktail instead of peaches/mangoes.

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  26. my mom prepares this whenever my nephews come and visit. she doesn't remember that i taught this recipe to her :) we use fruit cocktail instead of peaches/mangoes.

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  27. My Kids Loves This!! Sometimes I use fruit cocktail instead of mangoes.. but my kids love mangoes or chocolates.

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  28. I'm not really good at cooking or baking so I let my sister and mom do everything especially with foods that we will be eating during holidays. (Because I don't wanna messed that up a lot of peeps will kill me LOL) Our desserts are always Refrigerated Cake and Buko Pandan. And Since I Love Bacon is it possible to use it on a Refrigerated Cake hahaha *something sweet and salty maybe*

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  29. My mom used to prepare this especially when it was Christmas time! Oh how sweet of her! :)

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  30. I want to try this for my 2 kids I'm sure they'll love it. Maybe I will put additional toppings like strawberry and banana my 2 kids favorite fruit, ano kaya lasa? hehehe

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  31. This is one of my families favorite dessert not just on holidays but whenever they just feel like eating it. Actually this coming christmas ill try to make something different, strawberry and banana graham refrigerated cake maybe I hope it will be edible haha

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  32. Kresna Roseann FerrerNovember 13, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Nice recipe. Will try this!

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  33. im always using mangoes because most of my relatives doesn't like peaches,.

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  34. im always using mangoes because most of my relatives doesn't like peaches,.

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  35. im always using mangoes because most of my relatives doesn't like peaches,.

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  36. ma--itry nga ito kasi kadalasan fruit cocktail ang gamit ko,.

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  37. Natry ko n po tong gawin.Nagustuhan ng mga kids at husband ko.

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  38. yeah I've tried this yung sa wifey ko nilgyan nya ng buko kasi favorite namin both ito

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  39. I'll ake this for my Mom's upcoming birthday! I'm pretty sure she will love this <3 Thanks!

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  40. I love sweets and i love ref cake they are the best dessert for me. I actually make a ref cake especially whenever we have a visitor in our house my cuz and my litte boy's playmates.

    Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  41. I always favor doing refrigerated cakes since there are ready to buy 'crumbled' Graham crackers already...favorite toppings are always mangoes...but I've always wanted to try fresh strawberries too! - Elaine serranilla

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  42. I am very fond of making refrigerated cakes because my loves it as well as my hubby.

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  43. I am very fond of making refrigerated cakes because my son loves it as well as my hubby.

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  44. I Love sweets! this Graham cakes with mangoes is one of my fave! Yummy!!!!

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  45. I'm in a hunt for summer recipes and I guess this will be one that I'm gonna try:) Thanks for this delicious dessert recipe:)

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