Today is the first Friday of the month and that is when our group comes together to make delicious recipes from Ina Garten's selections. This month is desserts so I chose Ina's Strawberry Country Cake.
It is an easy cake to mix up and it makes two layers. One is for freezing so we will have that one later to enjoy. Or, you can use both layers if you choose. It has just a touch of lemon and orange flavor and smells delicious while baking!
The recipe says to bake for 45 minutes, however I had read some reviews that this cake was a bit drier than most so I watched it carefully in the oven. Mine was done in 35 minutes. It did not rise as much as I had hoped it would from based on the photos of Ina's cake.
This cake has almost a cornmeal texture to it. A bit heavy and dense. When you bite into it if you are expecting light and fluffy you will be disappointed. But I had already read the reviews and knew what to expect. We really enjoyed it. As you can see, we ate about half of the cake! We figured we could have two large slices since most cakes have two layers. Is that a good way of thinking?
Have a SAFE 4th of July!
Here are a few of my blogger friends that also have First Friday recipes.
- Alyce @ moretimeatthetable
- Barbara @ Moveable Feasts
- Bhavna @ Just a Girl From AAmchi Mumbai
- Chaya @ Bizzy Bakes
- Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa
- Minnie @ The Lady 8 Home
- Mireya @ My Healthy Eating Habits
- Rocky Mountain Woman @ Rocky Mountain Woman
- Veronica @ My Catholic Kitchen
- Mary - Mary @ Everyday Miracles and Mayhem
- Peggy @ Pantry Revisited
- Patti @ Comfy Cuisine
- Mary www.bucknrunranch.com
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