BM# 51 — Baking Marathon: Day 21
Bake of the Day:Celebration Cakes — Fresh Strawberry Cake
I first saw this strawberry cake on Siri’s blog. This cake recipe was making rounds in Facebook couple of months ago. A Strawberry Winter Cake movement was also started because it was strawberry season in India. All the cakes shared looked so amazing that I had to jump on the bandwagon and make this cake right away. This cake celebrates Summer in a delicious way!!
Even though it wasn’t really strawberry season then (I still remember the super cold winter — brrrrr), I found some decent strawberries and made this cake. It is a very pretty cake with whole strawberries beautifully arranged on top. I should have put the strawberries a little closer on top — they seemed to have drifted apart after baking.
I followed Deb @ Smitten Kitchen’s recipe almost to the T. She used barley flour in the cake and being a resourceful food blogger (read — a hoarder and an impulse buyer), I had a bag of barley flour in the pantry and used it in here. Barley flour doesn’t have a tell tale taste and blends beautifully into the cake.
All in all this is a colorful and show stopping cake that tastes moist & delicious. I brought it to a dinner party and everyone loved it. It is best to eat the cake in a day or two.
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen: