Last weekend I went to a birthday party where the guest of honor was surprised with a homemade cake! Each layer was a different flavor with various fillings, from red velvet to milk chocolate to Oreo. The cake looked professional and tasted amazing. I asked the baker if she was interested in the cake business, but she said no, and that she just really enjoyed making cakes for her friends and family. I couldn't agree more! While mine aren't as elaborate as hers, I bake special occasion cakes several times a year. How about you? Are you into cake-making?
My guy's favorite dessert of all time is strawberry shortcake, and for weeks now, he's been begging me to make it. Since the beloved berries are starting to turn up at the farmers market, I finally decided to win him over with a luxuriously creamy strawberry layer cake.
Unfortunately, the day I baked this cake, the city of San Francisco had record-high temperatures, something that my cool, whipped cake wasn't so thrilled about — it wound up being a classic case of theirs versus mine.
While I wouldn't suggest making this layer cake during a heat wave with no A/C and a hot oven, I would otherwise highly recommend this sweet, satisfying, crowd-pleaser of a dessert. It's a perfect use for Spring strawberries. To see the recipe, read more