Spring has finally started to show it’s beautiful face around here. The birds are chirping and the smell of fresh cut grass is prominent I adore that smell. We’re also seeing strawberries plants blooming earlier than usual. Is there anything sweeter than fresh strawberries on a beautiful day?
This weeks Food Blogger Challenge happens to be for strawberries so I was excited. Sadly we don’t have any fresh strawberries ready for the pickin’ just yet. I used the next best thing, frozen strawberries, for a delicious strawberry cake. Strawberry cake has to be my all time favorite cake.
I can’t think of much that makes me as happy. The frozen berries don’t quite do what I want them to, but they do bring it as close as I’m going to get until I can use some fresh picked berries. I used a simple vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with sliced strawberries to finish the cake and let me just say: “YUM!“
This is a fairly dense cake, but not in a bad way. I know most people use a preserve or puree when making a strawberry cake, but I have to have those strawberry bits so just half mine. Check out the recipe and make sure you hop along to the other strawberry inspired recipes linked up below.
Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo, a birthday or just crawling out of bed, Tres Leches Cake (3 milk cake) is the cake to do it with. If you’ve never eaten or made a Tres Leches Cake it may sound a little strange; especially if you look at the recipe and see the cake only uses 3 ingredients. I promise you this cake is amazingly delicious and probably the moistest you’ve ever tasted.
I adapted this recipe from the one found on Chow. I omitted the rum and coconut since my 10 year old detests coconut and I’m not too savvy on giving him rum that hasn’t been cooked down.
This cake is a major hit and people will be begging for more. I made a mess here just for your viewing pleasure – imagine all of this milk soaked up into the cake – de-lish-us!
Are you ready for some football?! While I’m not a die hard football fan, I do love to host parties and entertain friends. Having a Superbowl party is a must, so I’m getting some practice in now.
Tonight I made the dessert for our Superbowl party this Sunday. Well, this isn’t the cake I’ll be serving – but I will be recreating it. It’ a stadium cake with football shaped brownies – double score!
This was super simple to put together, but when I do it Saturday night I’ll be paying more attention to the lines on the stadium and the football brownies. The coconut added a nice texture to the “field” to give it more of an AstroTurf look.
Sadly I don’t have the steady hands to pipe the numbers on the lines, I may have to get John to do that. I lightly adapted the Hershey’s Cake recipe to make the cake.
I did the same with the Hershey’s brownie recipe and baked those in a silicone Mini Football mold from Wilton. Gosh, I love Wilton – they think of everything! The mold’s are only $8.00 on Amazon, and if you order them now with Prime you’ll get them in time for your Superbowl party!
I used the chocolate cake recipe here, and topped it with Cool Whip Frosting (vanilla) dyed green. I then dyed some coconut (about 2 cups) green and topped the frosting with that.