I think every baker dreams of the day of when they make up their first recipe. For me, that day is today! 🙂 (or I guess technically it was yesterday. But still.)
I was talking with my friend The Culinary Cheesehead about various cakes that you can make for summer – especially in this insane heat that we are having here in the Midwest. (In case you have missed it, in Chicago we just broke the record for the highest “low” – we never got below 80. And today is supposed to be 99 with a heat index of 112. Sigh.)
In the midst of our chatting, Paula mentioned an Orange Creamsicle cake, which sounded absolutely delectable… and after she mentioned it, it just didn’t leave my mind at all.
As part of my new goal to start baking once a week for this blog (since my baking classes are officially over), I decided to try making a cake that fits with one of my favorite flavor combinations – orange and strawberry. I love making orange and strawberry smoothies, I love eating the orange and strawberry Skittles together, and now I’m trying to make it work with a cake!
For this cake, it’s not really orange and strawberry cake per se, but an orange cake with strawberry whipped cream. Sitting here writing this while the cake is baking, I really hope that the flavors compliment each other, and that one doesn’t overpower the other. The components both smell absolutely delicious, so here’s hoping! Continue reading →