How seriously gorgeous is this cake? The flavor combination of this cake reminds me of a combo of cakes: a muy bueno Tres Leches, a Spring Fling Cake that is very popular from The Market in Denver made with fresh fruit in between the layers and arranged on top, and the ever so yummy Berry Chantilly Cake from Whole Foods made with fresh berries and layers of vanilla cake topped with a light Chantilly cream frosting.
I am not sure what I love most about this cake – the heavenly lemon flavor from lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract or the fact that it is light, airy, and crazy delicious. Or all of the above.
The whipped cream is a combo of sour cream and whipping cream — a fluffy and glossy topping that is delicious without being overly sweet, which I love.
The sour cream-whipped cream mix holds up way better than plain whipped cream, even after sitting out for a couple hours.
This cake is loaded with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries making this cake a summer showstopper and a festive cake to serve for Independence Day.
It’s all about the assembly with this show stopping cake. The cake can be made ahead of time and the layers wrapped in saran wrap and refrigerated and the whipped cream can be made once you are ready to build the cake.
Place one layer of cake and top with whipped cream and decorate with berries and repeat. Give the cake a light dusting of powdered sugar and garnish with edible flowers for an extra fancy touch.
June was my birthday month and this cake was made by my dear friend Donna. Thank you so much Donna for sharing this special cake with me on my birthday and for sharing this special recipe with my readers. The lemon buttermilk cake was adapted from this Lemon Buttermilk Cake.
We devoured the cake after we finished taking photos. Just kidding mom, I know you are reading this and I saved some for you in the freezer so that we can celebrate your belated birthday.
This cake is stunning and the perfect centerpiece to celebrate someone special.
Speaking of someone special and strawberries…I had the lovely privilege of meeting Lorena Chavez and her father Luis in Santa Maria, California a couple of months ago. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen some of the photos here.
Luis is the prime example of how immigrants have found opportunity and a path to achieving the American dream through hard work in California’s strawberry fields. I invite you to see the lovely video of Lorena sharing their beautiful family love story.