Asparagus, Pistachio Pesto and Ricotta Gozleme.
Did you know it’s strawberry season?
I always used to think strawberries were a summer thing, and they totally are, but apparently they come into season in the spring and continue on through the summer. YES!!
I love a good strawberry. Well, I actually love any berry and pretty much any fruit, but you guys already know that by now….ahh sorry if I’m always shoving fruit in your face.
Anyway, since I promised no rambling today, after Friday’s long as ever, weird as ever story, I am just going to focus on this delicious and pretty, almond honey cake with strawberry ripple cream.
Oddly, this is another non-chocolate sweet recipe for me. I cannot believe how many non chocolate recipes I have been doing lately (could my chocolate cravings be subsiding as I age? Nah!), but spring just has me craving lighter sweets. Plus, I’m really loving trying “new to me” things, and this cake is definitely a new to me thing. Granted, I actually think of this as more of a brunch recipe than a dessert, but it is still sweet. Feel free to present this cake as you like, but either way, I think it would be perfect for your Mother’s Day brunch.
So, I am in love with this combo of almonds and honey. First, I love honey and its natural sweetness. Anytime I can use it in place of sugar, I do. This is probably why I also love Almond Breeze Almondmilk Hint of Honey Vanilla . It’s pretty much like having a super healthy, sweet snack right at your fingertips. Like seriously, this milk and a warm chocolate chip cookie???
Perfection. Try it and you will see.
I will not lie, the flavors in this cake were totally inspired by the hint of honey almond milk. I basically just turned the flavors into a cake and added some strawberry cream.
Simple and delicious.
The cake is beyond moist due to the fact that it literally gets a soaking of honey once it comes out of the oven. Side note: Ahh…having the willpower to not even try (test?) that warm honey soaked cake was maybe the hardest thing ever. Just prepare yourselves, and if you cave, well no judging here.
The nice thing about this cake is that you can adjust the sweetness level to your liking simply by adding more or less honey. So if you are thinking of this as more of a brunch thing, you can go a little lighter. Dessert, a little heavier. It’s really just whatever you are feeling.
Ok and that cream!! Oh it’s the perfect compliment to this sweet cake. I made it using a little creme fresh because I wanted to be all fancy, but it made the cream just so special. And with those fresh strawberries swirled in, well it’s literally the perfect icing on the cake.
Sorry that’s kind of cheesy, but it’s true!
Oh and before I go, please ignore my oversized Von Zipper t-shirt in these photos…it’s my younger brothers and well, it was just a cozy, wear warm clothes (snowy), kind of day. That and I REALLY need some new clothes!
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And now we eat cake…for breakfast…snack or whenever. Cake all the time!
It’s strawberry season here in Brazil, so to celebrate my birthday, I chose to bake your delicious Almond honey cake recipe with strawberry ripple cream. It was a success! Thank you for sharing with us your amazing recipes that help make our moments even more special! God bless!
Thank you so much Marisa! Happy Birthday!! I am so glad you loved this recipe! xTieghan
Made this for a Mother’s Day gathering today. I added about a tablespoon of amaretto to the cake and a teaspoon to the glaze. Substituted walnut milk for almond as it’s what I had on hand. My strawberries were not very tasty so I used the apricots I got at the farmers market this morning.
Cake took about 50 minutes to bake through for some reason. Doubled the glaze recipe and stuck most of the almonds to the sides. Wish I had taken a picture! Overall delicious! The not over sweet cake cake was nicely completed by the glaze and cream and the fresh fruit was a plus. Not sure I’d bother with the creme fraiche if I make it again as the added sourness wasn’t necessary. Overall good, just not sure why baking time had such a large discrepancy. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much Meryl! I am so glad you enjoyed this! xTieghan