Thursday, June 9, 2016

Strawberry Dream Cake


It's the month of June, and soon it will be summer.  It is the season when strawberries become plentiful, affordable and fresh!  If you are looking for a delicious cake to make that incorporates fresh luscious strawberries, look no further than Southern Living Magazine's Strawberry Dream Cake!  

This cake would be perfect to make for any celebration. It is a flavorful, pound cake like density, vanilla/almond flavored cake covered with a "not too sweet" whip cream and mascarpone cheese combination frosting.  Juicy, sweet strawberries become its main attraction both in flavor and decoration.


When I saw this cake on the May issue of Southern Living Magazine I knew I wanted to make it for dessert for a dinner party my husband and I were hosting at our home.  It was a big hit, with our guests, and one even asked me to pose with the magazine when I showed them where I found the recipe.  As you can see, from the photos, when the cake is cut the inside will reveal rows of strawberries immersed upright inside the frosting.  It makes a very pretty presentation and the standing strawberries makes the cake high and impressive looking.


I enjoyed making and eating this cake so much that I soon made it a second time to bring to another dinner party.  I've always loved Southern Living Magazine's recipes, and I'm glad to find another one that will be a favorite summer cake for me to make when strawberries are at their best.You can find the full recipe on the Southern Living recipe site click here

Some who also tried the recipe mentioned in their reviews on the recipe site that they felt the recipe did not make enough frosting, but I did not have that trouble at all.  I would suggest if your strawberries are extra large you might want to make a larger amount of frosting to compensate for their size inside the cake.


We had another special celebration lately---it was my youngest granddaughter's first birthday!  She enjoyed her first taste of birthday cake -and ate the entire piece with gusto. It is hard for me to believe that she is already one. Time passes too quickly, but we feel very blessed to live close enough to see her grow up and to enjoy all her milestones. Spending time with our grandchildren is the best part of our life right now, and we cherish every moment!



Wishing everyone a very Happy Father's Day!


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23 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

That looks so yummy! And it is strawberry season here! Thanks for th recipe!

Lorrie said...

What an impressive and delicious looking cake! It's definitely strawberry season.
Your granddaughter is a cutie.

happywonderer.com said...

Well that looks good enough to eat for sure. I'm glad it was good enough to make more than once. Your sweet grands are so darn cute!!

podso said...

Your cake is beautiful and looks delicious. Yes spending time with our grandkids is a high priority with us and like you, so grateful we live nearby.

Linda W. said...

Oh, I love strawberries and that cake looks just scrumptious!

Beverly said...

That cover caught my eye, too, Pat. Your cake looks so... delicious and so... pretty. We have been enjoying strawberry season this year.

Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for always making it special. Your support means so much to me.

And, Happy Birthday to your youngest sweetie. I can't believe it has been a year already.

Daniela said...

Darling Pat,
this is truly a dreamy cake, thank you for sharing the link of the recipe with us - here's this is just the season of strawberries !

Happy Father's Day to you all ( as you certainly know here in Italy we celebrate it in Spring, to be precise on March 19th, the day of St.Joseph ) and Happy belated Birthday to your wonderful, far too cute granddaughter !

Thank you for another so enthralling post, dearie, sending blessings of joy on your weekend ahead,
with utmost gratitude

Dany

Sheila said...

Hello Pat, glad to hear that you have found a great summer dessert recipe. Thank you for the link. How special to be living so close to your dear grandchildren. Although we don't have any I love seeing the little faces of children pop up as I read other bloggers posts. You and your husband are indeed blessed.

Ola said...

It looks perfect and it must have tasted perfectly!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Pat,I saw that beautiful cake in Southern Living. It's nice to have your nice review before trying it! Your one year old grand is precious! Enjoy your times with your grandchildren. ♥

Barb said...

That cake does look like a dream, Pat! I love the curls on that one year old! She definitely is in celebration mode.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Ooh, that looks yummy! My mom used to collect Southern Living magazines for the recipes...that was so long ago. Now she just looks online. Happy belated birthday to your grandbaby!

Miss Jean said...

Did you do anything special to adjust for high altitude baking? I'm over here in Centennial.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I have some wonderful recipes that have come from Southern Living too and this one sounds wonderful! Hope you're enjoying a great birthday, Pat :)

Betty said...

That cake looks delicious. I love strawberries. I'm just surprised that you read Southern Living magazine. You're a northern gal! I have a lot of Southern Living recipes scotch taped on index cards in my recipe box.

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Pat, I got lost on the SL link you gave us but am back to see your delicious cake! I think I will try it for an upcoming dinner. Happy birthday to your little angel. You are a lucky grandma to be so close to all the little ones. Linda

Carol Z said...

I love strawberries and know I would eat every crumb of that beautiful cake, even with extra frosting! Happy wishes to adorable Emma.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Pat1 happy belated birthday to your granddaughter. She is a sweetie. The strawberry cake sounds delicious, I think I would love that icing. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Lady Fi said...

My mouth is watering.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

It definitely looks like it was enjoyed by all! I am 'pinning' the recipe! I might just have to try it with raspberries...since the local strawberries are already finished, but the raspberries are delicious right now. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Anderson said...

Beautiful cake…and even more beautiful granddaughter!

=)

diane b said...

Wow you sure know how to cook. That looks so professional and delicious. I'd love to attend one of your dinner parties. The little one has soon reached her first birthday. How lucky she is to have such loving grandparents close by. What did you end up taking to the Aussie BBQ?

Katrin@kreativk.net said...

This cake looks so delicious! I love strawberry cakes and it looks like your little granddaughter enjoyed it a lot!