This Peach and Strawberry Shortcake Cake is the prettiest thing I think I ever made.
Doesn’t this Peach and Strawberry Shortcake Cake screams summer!
I live in, what my mom likes to call, “Ranky Danky”, Ohio ( I don’t know where she got that from). Here, my two favorite fruits are not available all year round. Those fruits are peaches and cherries. Don’t get me wrong, we can buy them all year long, but they not nearly as good as to when they are in season in the summer! When I see peaches in abundance in the grocery stores, I know that summer has arrived. When I see cherries being sold, I know that spring is upon us. It’s like Christmas in the summer! You can imagine my eyes and my heart when I see peaches and cherries on display without notice. I am like a kid in the candy store. Earth candy store, that is. Get it? Earth-candy….fruit? That’s okay. Let’s move on.
I have been seeing a lot of summer desserts from Banana Puddings to Blackberry Cobblers, to Peach Cobblers, and Strawberry Shortcakes. Being the natural rebel I am, I wanted to make Strawberry Shortcake, but not in the traditional sense. I wanted to come up with a new way for all of us to enjoy our Strawberry Shortcake in a different way.So let me walk you through my crazy thought process on how I added peaches to this idea. Are you ready? Here is how it went (I’m laughing already):
Strawberry Shortcake–>reminds me of Georgia→I would like a house in Savannah→ isn’t Savannah haunted→ I think Paula Deen lives in Savannah–>I bet she still says the “n” word–>who cares?–> a lot of people say the “n” word→ I blame Kanye and Jay-Z–>I was told when I was a little girl that the Georgia sky looked like peaches at night→ peaches and strawberries might work well together→ I like strawberries and peaches–>mmmm cake—>I need to lose weight→ Add peaches and strawberries to a cake→ Peaches and Strawberry Shortcake Cake!!!
See how crazy my mind works? To be honest, most of my recipes start off with something far from what I actually come up with. Back to the cake.
I made this cake twice (yes I do test my recipes). Both times I made the cake, came out great (the first one was a tad better). The difference is I had a cake decorating concept that completely FAILED the first time. I am just not good at decorating cakes, I tell ya. I have tried and tried to make them look pretty but just isn’t a skill homegirl has. Well, let me give myself some credit. I can make a one layer cake look pretty decent, but not layered cakes. To be honest, I am okay with that. Although I love pretty cakes, it means nothing if it looks better than what it tastes like. But this cake not only looks pretty, but it tastes amazing as well.
I can’t take full credit for the cake recipe. My food blogger friend, Alice of Hip Foodie Mom, made a Strawberry Layer Cake a few weeks ago and I thought it was not only pretty but delicious looking as well. So, I had to try it. The cake recipe itself was exactly what I was looking for when coming up with this cake! The cake is moist, light, and fluffy. It is perfect for making a Peach and Strawberry Shortcake Cake, I thought. So enjoy this cake. It looks like a cake you would enjoy in the summer on a Sunday evening after church. Let me know how you like it!