Monday, June 17, 2013

Heirloom Cake with Strawberries and Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Yahoo!  Happy Summer!  Yes, I am back.  I never planned to leave for such a long time but it has been busy around my house with a certain someone graduating from 8th grade. :)

This my latest riff on my heirloom cake.   I found some beautiful strawberries at the farmer's market yesterday.  I whisked 8 ounces of heavy cream with 8 ounces of mascarpone cheese.  Added a few teaspoons of powdered sugar.  I covered the first layer with the mascarpone whipped cream, added a layer of sliced strawberries and another thin layer of cream.  I topped it with the second layer of heirloom cake, added a layer of mascarpone whipped cream to the top and adorned with whole strawberries!  Below I am at my in-laws bringing the cake over for our cook-out.  It was the perfect cake for Father's Day! The slice is the last ---my kids are sharing it this morning at breakfast!  Summer treat!