Layered with macerated strawberries and their juices, this easy vanilla cake with cream is a summer delight.
This cake makes me think spring and summer thoughts. Warm, breezy, budding-tree, blooming flower, happy spring thoughts.
This cake is a regular for us over the summer months, so I felt like breaking it out and sharing it with you all might just hurry things along. Plus, it’s Y-U-M.
The very best thing about this recipe is that it’s super easy. The cake even uses a doctored up box mix as the base – and it’s just a matter of putting all of the ingredients in a bowl and beating them together. I’d almost call it a dump cake.
If you’ve never had macerated strawberries, you’re in for a treat. Just chop up the berries and put them in a big bowl, then cover them with sugar and let them sit for an hour or so. They will naturally juice, which will combine with the sugar and leave you with the sweetest, most delicious strawberry syrup you’ve ever had. Then, you pour the syrup over the top of the cake, and it soaks deep into the pores of the cake.
Erin Mahoney is a food blogger from the Kansas City area. With a day job in the TV business and two little girls at home, this busy Mom spends her very limited free-time experimenting in the kitchen. While her culinary efforts tend to fall on sweet treats and comfort foods, her focus is on real, from-scratch food for her family and friends. Her blog, Lemon Sugar, is full of whimsical recipes and anecdotal stories that will warm your heart and make you hungry.