Friday, August 3, 2012

good enough to eat -- strawberry summer cake.


I tend to think seasonally when it comes to cooking -- grilled corn screams "summer," while crisp autumn nights call for hearty soups.  Heavy pasta dishes are best consumed on freezing-cold January days, and nothing says "spring" like a baked good that incorporates rhubarb.  Strawberries are one of those seasonal foods for me; there is nothing more summery than a pound of the berries, whether they be prepped to put in a crumble or, even more likely, washed and ready for immediate consumption.  This super-simple cake was the perfect way to celebrate midsummer with its bright colors and bold flavors.  The number of strawberries stops just short of excessive -- to the extent that I could fit them all in the pan but pockets of cake just barely poked through.  This allowed the prettiest of golden crusts to form, serving as the perfect background for dark, jammy strawberries that made a beautiful end to a dinner party with friends.

{baking in a springform pan allowed for an easy post-bake release}

 
{favorite dinner party organization trick: label all of the dishes with Post-Its before plating to remember what goes where}


Wishing you all a lovely weekend full of delicious goodies!
xo Josie

11 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

looks delicious, very yummy!

Erika said...

Yum! I love the idea of baking the strawberries right in - so scrummy! :)

Jasmine said...

This looks delicious!

C said...

How can you bake so much and stay so fit and thin?
Girl, you have super powers!
Have a lovely weekend!!!!!!!!

Krystal said...

send me a piece!

Shermineh said...

That looks divine! Now I'm hungry ;)

xo,
Shermineh

www.postgradchic.blogspot.com

Style, She Wrote said...

Yum! I want a slice right. now. xo style, she wrote

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Honey said...

i still haven't baked with strawberries and blueberries, this looks so good.

Chelsea Lane said...

This cake looks so good I want to cry.

xoxo

Audrey Allure said...

Looks so yummy!

Gabriela and Chris said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy!

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