This is one of those cakes that you really don't need a recipe for...since your mom, or your Aunt Tillie or the church lady with the blue hair has made it a million times and you already know about it...but just in case, today I'm going to give you one along with a pictorial refresher for one of the best summer cakes there is...
Summer arrived a day early this year - we actually had a nice 4th of July - sunny, warm, blue skies...so, so wonderful! It truly was a picture-postcard kind of day...and a day like this, in the Northwest, and a holiday no less, needed a cake worthy of the celebration - this one is it!
To really finish this off the cake, mashed strawberries are allowed to sit for ten minutes, until they are nice and juicy. Then they are poured over the top of the cake - the berries and the juice run down the sides and into the middle and it's a sight to behold!
If you're going to be transporting the cake, stick a few wooden skewers into the cake from the top down, to secure the layers.
God bless America! Is that not grand?!? Keep it in the refrigerator until serving time - it's light and refreshing - the perfect ending to a great meal!
Angel Food Berry Cake - Pots and Pins:
Here's what you'll need...give or take a berry:
1 store bought angel food cake
2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
1/2 cup powdwered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups (1 1/2 pints) strawberries, one reserved to mash with 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 pint blackberries
1/2 pint blueberries
Using a serrated knife, slice the angel food cake into four layers. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip cream with powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread one quarter of the cream over the layer, top with a mixture of berries, as many as you like. Repeat with remaining layers.
Mash reserved cup of strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar (you can use less if your berries are really sweet) and allow to sit for ten minutes. Pour strawberries over top of cake, allowing berries and juice to drip down the sides. Keep in refrigerator until serving time. Serves 10.
This mister heard a bunch of crows squaking loudly - and continually - enough to roust him out of the lawnchair to go and see what the commotion was all about...and there it was...a Bald Eagle!! It was sitting in the tree across the street from our house...think about it...a Bald Eagle on the 4th of July!!! Is that an omen/sign/signal to buy lottery tickets or what?!?!
So if I don't post for a while you'll know that the Bald Eagle, sent to us on the 4th of July, prompted us to buy lottery tickets...and we did...and we won...well, that's if you don't hear from me...if I do post in the next few days you'll know that we did not win the lottery, the Bald Eagle was Uncle Sam playing a joke on us and the crows will be fewer in numbers as I will have invested in a new sling shot!