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It’s the berries

The farm where we usually pick strawberries was hit hard by our cool spring weather this year. As a result they have not been able to open up their fields for people to come pick. Fortunately they still have some berries already picked for sale. We bought a couple of baskets. I froze some and tried a couple of new recipes which I will link below.


The name "Magic Cake" really intrigued me. Rob and I both really liked this and I will be making it again. I think it would be good with peaches too. The recipe is translated from Spanish. I think some of our American baking dishes may not be as deep as those in other countries. If you try this I would advise you to place the baking dish on another pan to prevent an overflow. Here's the link for the recipe for Magic Cake.


I had seen the recipe for Dessert for a Crowd quite a while ago and have been waiting until we had a "crowd" in to serve it. We had a group of relatives here last weekend and it was the perfect occasion. The combination of tender white cake, cream cheese topping, and fresh berries is delicious! For the strawberry topping I just sliced some berries and mixed them with a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar to glaze.

So, if you have some berries at your disposal I would highly recommend that you try one or both of these recipes for a delicious spring time treat.


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1 Comment on “It’s the berries”

  1. #1 Deb
    on May 24th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Hi Becka, Looks delish!! We picked strawberries this past week. The owner said they were slow coming in because of the cooler weather, too, so we had to hunt for them…not as abundant as they will be this coming week and the next. So even though we froze 18 bags and kept many for fresh-eating, we’ll probably pick again this coming week so we’ll have at least 30 bags frozen for the coming year. Everyone here LOVES strawberries, so we’ll have to try your magic cake once we get fresh berries again.

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