Top 5 Summer Cake Flavors
Let it be known, I’m always a bit unconventional when it comes to cakes. While yellow and chocolate cakes are definitely crowd pleasers, there’s something incredibly refreshing and unique about a homemade Tres Leches or Strawberry Torte cake. Keep reading to see my top 5 favorite cake recipes, including one that I had custom-made just a couple of weeks ago!
So here begins my countdown!
5. Pastel de Tres Leches
With origins in Mexico, this cake is known for being incredibly moist because of all the extra milk and cream inside. Almost like eating Tiramisu, your cake feels soaked in lots of refreshing flavor. It’s definitely one of my favorites to eat and make at home, and you can try this recipe for a dessert that will definitely be a hit.
4. Strawberry Torte Cake
I admit that before I found this recipe, most of my strawberry torte cakes were purchased in the grocery store. However, since it’s basically just pound cake, a whipped cream frosting, and loads of strawberries, I knew it was time to find a DIY version. Try this gem of a recipe for a super quick and super popular dessert.
3. Angel Food Cake
This cake is light, and gives you the opportunity to eat dessert even after you’ve filled up on a succulent, barbecued meal. Our Angel Food Cake recipe is plain, so you can feel free to customize it after baking with fresh berries, or virtually any kind of fruit you like!
2. Raspberry Cake
Fellow editor Emilie’s favorite cake in the summer has a raspberry-flavored base and frosting, giving it a warm berry color and an absolutely delectable taste. Check out our recipe that includes chocolate, and here’s another one that uses the flavor of Jell-O!
1. Key Lime Cake
My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE kind of cake, my wedding cake in the picture above, is the lovely Key Lime Cake. Ever since having a Key Lime cupcake a couple of years back, I cannot get this unique flavor out of my mind! Usually reserved for the more well-known Key Lime Pie, the flavor of limes lends itself well to cake. My only suggestion is to halve the amount of lime juice that the recipe calls for if you want a milder cake. The lime flavor can be strong for many people, including me. Get the recipe here!
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