4.20.2015

Vanilla Cake with Fresh Strawberry Whipped Cream

I'm a sucker for fresh strawberries. They're not even my favorite fruit, but when I see a random spring strawberry stand bursting with little red gems, I want to stop every time (fortunately, I don't).


This past weekend my friend Julia and I went to Manassero Farms (an adorable local farm in Irvine) for Breakfast in the Barn. Breakfast in the Barn is a special event they host about once a month where they invite a guest chef to prepare a meal for dozens of eager and hungry guests. The guest chef sources many of the ingredients from the farm, so the dishes not only vary by chef but also by season. It was such a beautiful way to spend our Saturday mornings, and we're already planning on going to the next one.

When the event ended we were told that we would get 10 percent off any purchase. If I wasn't planning on buying strawberries before the meal (I was), this notice made it impossible to walk away without them. Julia and I both left a little bit fuller and a little bit happier with fresh strawberries in hand. And then we made this cake.

We used this Fluffy Vanilla Cake recipe, and I came up with my own simple fresh strawberry whipped cream recipe. My goal was for the cake to come out light and fluffy to complement the airy strawberry whipped cream. I let the natural flavor of the strawberries steal the show for the perfect spring or summer dessert.

Strawberry Whipped Cream
- 6-8 whole strawberries
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 2 cups of heavy whipping cream

In a food processor, pulse the strawberries until they become a liquid. Transfer to a bowl and add the sugar and heavy whipping cream. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. We wanted it to taste not too sweet, but with lots of strawberry flavor. Adjust ingredients according to your taste.

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27 comments:

  1. wowwwwwww, delicious!!!! ;)
    kissesss to you.
    Nunù.
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  2. OMG, that looks beyond delicious! Yummm!

    xx Z&G

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  3. Yum, looks delish!

    xo Jessi
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  4. This looks amazing, perfect dessert for summer.

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  5. This looks delicious!!
    xo, j
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  6. Happy Monday, darling!! This looks so yummy!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  7. wow that looks absolutely beautiful and delicious! Will have to try! Xo

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  8. Wow! Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing and Happy Monday!

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  9. Looks so delicious. xx
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  10. Hi Darling,
    OMG! It looks sooo delicious!!! Thanks for the great tipes! Yummy:)
    Baci,
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  11. This looks so yummy!
    xx
    Coco
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  12. This looks amazing! Great photos.

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  13. Oh my, it looks delicious! I wanna eat it sooo badly! Hahah

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  14. seems extra tasty!!:)

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  15. Wow, this looks absolutely delicious!

    Jules x

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  16. Yummy! I love this cake and your blog too.
    I hope you will like mine

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  17. Wow, this looks amazing!! Would be perfect for a Mother's Day lunch.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  18. This looks so delicious and easy!

    xo Jessica
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  19. Looks so yummy! Want some right now! :)

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  20. I could go for a nice slice of that right about now. This cake looks fresh and delicious!
    Jackie
    Something About That

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  21. Oh my this looks delicious!! I need to try this!

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  22. Breakfast at the Barn sounds like such a fun event. I will have to check it out the next time I am in Orange County! Thanks for the tip xx
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  23. Breakfast at the Barn sounds like such a fun event. I will have to check it out the next time I am in Orange County! Thanks for the tip xx
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  24. The strawberry whipped cream. Oh my gosh.Yum!

    xoxo

    Kaley

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  25. You color combination is so outstanding.

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