One of the things I looked forward to about having children was throwing their birthday parties. I had visions of ribbons and balloons blowing in the wind, cute little kids with frosting on their noses and squeals of excitement filling the air.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I took all of the Wilton cake decorating classes at Michaels and stocked up on all of the tools.
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For the very first birthday party I threw, my son had an elaborate fondant farm cake complete with cake pop animals. However, we somehow forgot to sing “Happy Birthday” and blow out the candle before cutting the cake! I can’t even imagine that happening now.
While my children’s birthday parties have not been Pinterest perfect, I have found a fresh strawberry cake recipe that is both flavorful and messy enough to cover the children’s faces.
Versions of this recipe for strawberry cake are everywhere, but I like this particular recipe because it uses more strawberries than most of the others.
I have made this cake for several birthday parties now, along with chocolate cupcakes, and have never had leftover strawberry cake.
Since the kids and I went strawberry picking last week, I made my usual cake with the fresh strawberries we picked instead of frozen ones. I’ve included the variation in the recipe.
Enjoy strawberry season with this delicious cake!
Destiny Molatore of Roseburg is a wife and stay-at-home mother who was born and raised in the Texas panhandle. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, gardening, writing and traveling. You can find her Douglas County Moms columns at nrtoday.com/moms.