Ina Garten has the perfect summer dessert idea that takes advantage of strawberry season. The barefoot countess The star’s Strawberry Country Cake looks like a giant strawberry shortcake and is a Garten fan favorite.
Ina Garten shared her easy strawberry cake recipe on Instagram
On June 15, Garten took to Instagram to share her easy summer dessert. “It’s strawberry season here, that’s when I like to make my Strawberry Country Cake with fresh berries and lots of whipped cream,” she wrote in the caption. “Who wouldn’t love that??
Garten showed how to make her gorgeous cake in an episode of barefoot countess. She started by creaming the softened butter and sugar together in a stand mixer. While the mixer was running on low speed, she beat four eggs.
Garten added sour cream, orange zest, lemon zest and vanilla to the batter. Then she combined the dry ingredients – flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt – and slowly added it to the mixer.
She poured the batter into two buttered and floured round cake pans and baked the cakes in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 45 minutes. After letting the cakes cool, Garten removed them from the pans. She cut one of the cake rounds in half and made whipped cream by whipping together heavy cream, sugar and vanilla in a blender.
Garten placed a cake on a flat surface and piled whipped cream on it, then placed halved strawberries on top of the cake with the fruit tips facing out. She then placed the other half of the cake, covered it with whipped cream and decorated the top with berries.
The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.
Ina Garten’s summer dessert receives rave reviews
The barefoot countess The star’s strawberry cake recipe is getting rave reviews on the Food Network site. “I did everything exactly according to the recipe except the cooking time and we doubled the filling recipe. It was delicious,” one person shared. “We liked that it was more dense, like a pound cake. We loved the citrus flavor!”
Another person shared, “This cake was wonderful. I will definitely do it again!!!”
Other reviewers said, “This was one of the best cakes I’ve ever had and I will definitely make it again!” and “I loved it! Amazing flavor, I will definitely make it more often.
“It’s the best cake I’ve ever tasted. The whole family loved it !!” another person commented. “I’m already planning to do it again. I will double the whipped cream for the next one.
Garten followers love her simple Strawberry Country Cake
Many of Garten’s Instagram followers commented on her post. “My favorite cake and one of the first recipes I made with yours when I got the cookbook it’s in,” a fan shared. “This cookbook is still one of my favorites and I’ve probably done it many times.”
Another follower shared, “I do this every summer. Just made this for my son’s graduation BBQ. Delicious!!”
Other followers said, “One of my favorites, Ina!!”, “I have made this many times. Easy recipe and delicious dessert”, “Mouth watering”, and “I can almost taste it!”
Another commenter shared, “I just made this last week for a birthday present for someone special. Very good dessert for this hot month!”
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