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It’s the berries

The farm [1] 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 [2].

I had seen the recipe for Dessert for a Crowd [3] 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.