Friday, June 17, 2011

Summertime Cake

Here's a tasty summertime cake to make that's simple and refreshing. You can buy the Boden cake or make one yourself...if you have a Boden tin.(I bought mine) The recipe is as follows:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
Throughly grease boden tin and preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl beat together butter and sugar til white and creamy; add egg and beat til mixed in thoroughly. Sift together flour and baking powder and fold into the butter mixture, adding milk til it holds together in a ball. Press dough into a well greased boden torte pan (wet your hands with a little water to keep the dough from sticking to your hands). Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven. Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes, then invert on a cake plate or other large plate.

For the filling I sliced some strawberries and mixed them with sugar and let them sit to do their thing and get all juicy.

Meanwhile I whipped up a half pint of heavy cream with two tbsp. confectioners sugar. I chopped up some mint and stirred it in with the strawberries.

I put a layer of whipped cream down on the cake and arranged the strawberries over top. Then poured the extra juice over it. Then filled a pastry bag, with star tip #18, up with whipped cream and piped a border.

This is a good dessert to make for a bbq or cookout, it cools you down on a hot day, and looks awfully pretty too.

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