It is Tuesday, so it must be my Baking with Julia day! Today's recipe was French Strawberry Cake. You can see the recipe at Sophia's Sweets. Sophia is one of the hosts this month. Stop by and check out her blog. She is only 15 and already such an accomplished baker!
Back to the cake! I was very afraid of making the cake portion. It is called Genoise, and I have never heard of it before! The recipe begins by telling you something along the lines of, "it may be intimidating," so you understand where my fear came from.
I actually did not have any problems with the batter. It has few ingredients and my Kitchen Aid mixed it up to perfection.
We did not have an fresh strawberries in our CSA last week, so I had to purchase some. I was afraid of using some of our 12 pounds of frozen strawberries. I thought the consistency might not be right.
Other Baking with Julia participants, used fruits other than strawberries. I think this recipe easily lends itself to most fruits. I think I will use either blackberries of raspberries next. We have an abundance of both!
This was a light and refreshing cake. Perfect for warm summer days. My only complaint would be with the amount of whipped cream that is used in between and on the cake. I didn't feel there was enough to properly frost the cake. Next time around I will be a little bit more!
Hope you enjoyed the post today. Perhaps it will inspire you to make a French Strawberry cake for yourself and your family! Trust me, they will love it!
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