Monday, June 8, 2015

Recipe: Danish Heirloom Cake

My parents are visiting this week, so there was no time for a cooking well Marie post <insert sadface> so today you are just cooking with Mel.  And wine of course, always with wine.  

My Mom sent me this recipe a few months ago, not in a 'I made this and you should try it way' but as in a 'you should make this when I visit so I feel like I am staying at a fancy resort' type of way.  I printed it and put it aside, but as their visit approached I realized it also makes for a great dessert at this time of year.  Because berries and patriotism.  

The recipe is pretty easy to follow and I was completely finished with the cake in less than an hour! 

Start with some basic ingredients: Sour Cream, vanilla yogurt, an egg, baking soda and baking powder and salt.

Beat with a whisk until smooth.

 Add in flour and vanilla until combined.

Spread into three 9 inch baking pans and bake in the oven for 10-12 mins.

 <insert picture of batter in pans that I forgot to take>  oopsie.

You read that right, only 10-12 mins!  When they come out, cool them on wire racks until they are cool enough to flip onto a sheet of waxed paper.

Time for berries!  I got mine at Aldi!  If you are going to use your fruits within a few days, you really cannot beat Aldi's prices.  You really have to enjoy old people though, because Aldi is their motherland.

SIDEBAR:  I paid less than $5 for ALL those berries.  I AM TOTALLY SERIOUS.  The old folks have kept this Aldi a tightly guarded secret, but I have infiltrated their secret cheap berry compound now and they will have to fight me for them.  Seriously though, a little fiery old lady tried to start an argument with me about how many berries I was buying.  STAY IN YOUR LANE GRANDMA!  Sheesh.  END SIDEBAR

You can clean your berries and let them sit in a bowl with a little bit of sugar either while the cakes are baking or while you prepare the whipped topping.  

The whipped topping gets mixed with a Tablespoon of powdered sugar.  

Next, place your first layer of cake on a plate, layer with 1/3 of the whipped topping and berries.

 Repeat with the second layer of cake.  (anyone else playing "Find the Wine Glass in the Background"?)

Place the third layer of cake and top with the remaining whipped cream and berries!  It is THAT easy and it turns out so pretty!

My Mom liked it so much she decided that it was her birthday cake and her birthday isn't even until August!  

You can find a recipe that is a little easier to print here.

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