If you’ve been counting down the days until local strawberries start to arrive in your market, your wait is over. Berry season is finally here! We kicked the season off with our third annual strawberry picking trip and now I simply can’t shake the pink-hued strawberry dreams that keep popping to mind. Now is the time to overindulge in baskets upon baskets of fresh strawberries. Red, delicious and ripe – in season strawberries just taste like summer. Their sweet yet tart bite conjures up memories of sunshine, sandals and long warm nights. I wanted to share a few strawberry recipes that have definitely earned a spot on my summer baking list. Some of these you’ve seen here on the blog before. The others have been patiently waiting on my Pinterest boards for far too long. But any of them would be devoured in no time flat. Here’s 10 Strawberry Desserts to Bake this summer.
2. Strawberry Lemonade Cake by Carrie Sellman for The Cake Blog. A tender layer cake recipe brightened with lemon juice, lemon zest and fresh strawberries, frosted with a tangy sweet fresh strawberry buttercream frosting. Recipe Here.
3. Matcha Strawberry Cake by Tessa Huff for The Cake Blog. A light matcha genoise cake brushed with vanilla bean simple syrup, layered with sweetened berry filling, and whipped cream cheese frosting. Recipe Here.
4. Berries and Cream Cupcakes by Lindsay Conchar for The Cake Blog. Mixed berry buttercream paired with a moist vanilla cupcake stuffed with whipped cream cheese filling, topped with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Recipe Here.