Sour Berry Basil Cake
July 4th always brings an onslaught of Pinterest pressure. Whether it be decorating your children and back patio to look like something from the original 1777 celebration or a frozen, layered beverage, which no one tells you is going to melt into a patriotic puddle under the July heat, Pinterest pressure can make a real hassle out of this summer holiday.
Enter Angel Food Cake… I have never seen a grocery store without at least 15 of these babies just sitting there in a plastic bundt pan waiting to be slathered with strawberry goodness. So I thought why not make use of this favorite? This cake came out so good Tony and I kept finding each other with the fridge open, a fork in hand and our cheeks full of cake. Not even enough composure to slice the cake, we just ate it by forkfuls right out of the fridge.
Just for shits and giggles I decided to try making my cake and whipped cream from scratch, but unless you’re the sort of person that gets a kick out of folding sugar into egg whites, feel free to just grab a cake from the store and slice it into layers. Heck, get some spray whipped cream or cool whip if that’s your jam.
P.S. I brought in my sister who has worked as a professional baker to help decorate the top of the cake. If you’re not a decorator type person and you don’t have a sister handy, you can just chunk up the cake and make some really, Pinteresty mason jar parfaits. Just layer cake, berries, and whipped cream! Or just dump a whole mess of berries on top of the cake and call it rustic 😉