Thursday, May 16, 2019

Springtime Strawberry Cake from Southern Lady Magazine

Greetings from The House of Qs!

Warm weather is finally here again! Every spring, I enjoy choosing my plants and planning my flower beds. I also enjoy rotating my winter/cold weather clothes out of the master closet and bringing in summery pieces like linen pants, shift dresses, of course, some t-shirts and shorts for those laid back and casual days. Warm weather also means more porch time. I love sitting on the porch with a good book or magazine. Speaking of magazines, one of my favorites is Southern Lady. You can preview the May/June 2019 issue on the webpage by clicking here.  The magazine and the webpage are both wonderful resources for entertaining, decorating and exquisite recipes.

I recently tried a new spring dessert recipe from Southern Lady Magazine. When I saw the picture of the Springtime Strawberry Cake on the Southern Lady Magazine Facebook page, I knew I had to give it a shot. When I read through the recipe, I immediately knew I was in over my head. This is by far the fussiest recipe I've ever tried. But, in the end, all of the work was worth it.

Let me clarify that this recipe is actually two recipes; one recipe is for three, nine-inch cakes and the second recipe is for the strawberry and cream cheese frosting.

Full disclosure: Every dish and appliance in my house (Kitchenaid mixer and most of the attachments, hand mixer, blender, Bullet handheld blender, all of the large kitchen bowls, several little bowls, three cake pans, knives, spatulas, spoons, etc.) were all dirty and resting on the kitchen bar, the counters, and the small island we pull out for holidays.

Y'all this is serious. I had to run my dishwasher twice to clean up from this recipe. And I washed a sinkful of dishes. This pretty cake was truly a labor of love.

Let's take a look at the recipe from Southern Lady Magazine.

Cake recipe (makes three 9" round cakes):

Frosting recipe:

At the end of all of these steps, I was exhausted but proud as a peacock that I not only finished the recipe, but I had a pretty cake to prove it. From start to finish, this recipe took about two hours to complete. It tasted amazing and was gone in a just a day or so (Tip: I kept the cake in the refrigerator to help it stay fresh).

To see the complete recipe and finished product from the pros at Southern Lady Magazine, click here. 

Before I forget, be sure to follow me on Pinterest! I have created dozens of boards that are full of home decorating and entertaining ideas, outfit/wardrobe ideas for work and more casual days, and easy-to-make recipes to help your day go a little easier. You don't want to miss out!

From our home to yours,

Wendy Q
CEO, The House of Qs

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