Summer Solstice

Welcome Summer and Solstice (last week) – I really wanted to celebrate summer solstice last week, July 21st but ran out of time. My ideas were to host a small summer dinner, take a walk, maybe a water balloon fight – all to celebrate the warmth and beginning of summer.

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Summertime Strawberry Cake

This is my favorite cake for summer time, especially tea parties, a snack, or as a light dessert. You could also think of this cake as a vanilla cake with strawberries atop!  There is no buttercream frosting needed for this cake but by all means it can be topped with it.  The cake by itself is slightly sweet and light. If I do put a topping on this cake, I go with cool whip or yogurt! One suggestion brought to me was to top this cake with a little maple syrup.

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