I'm back to pottering about in the garden, and whilst I was doing a little bit of lazy weeding here and there. I unearthed a small patch of strawberry plants that i has planted last year. The delicate white strawberry flowers in full bloom. I smiled to myself and spoke in the third person 'Yes this lady will be enjoying some home grown strawberries this year', but not quite yet. Instead, I will have to enjoy those grown by someone else, but at least they are local and in season.
I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but the sun has been shining graciously upon us all week. I think its going to last into the weekend, so I've taken this as a sign that it is now officially summertime and I better make the most of it while I have some free days to enjoy.
I have made a summery big fat pink vegan strawberry cake. And it was glammed up with some natural pink icing. The pink colouring came from the crushed juices of strawberries and then topped with some sliced juicy strawberries with calyx still attached for visual impact.
No small slices served here, its going to be a big fat slice too. The inside of the cake is studded with sliced strawberries, not too much as it would make the cake soggy in places.
The only thing I would do differently with this cake is that I would cover/coat the sides of the cake with icing too, without it - it can be a tad dry, but I guess that is why you need cream, yeah strawberries and cream - a perfect combo (and yes, you can get vegan cream!)
If you like the look of this strawberry cake, you may also find my Strawberry, Banana and Peanut Butter Cake (a homage to Elvis Presley) dubbed as Graceland cake just as appealing too. Follow this link. I am sharing this vibrant pink cake studde with strawberries with Ren at Fabulicious Food for Junes edition of months Simple and In Season.
Recipe will be posted shortly.