Happy Fathers day!!!!
In the US and many other places Father’s day is celebrated today.
I know some fathers that has a few complaints about this day. “People don’t care about us fathers. Shouldn’t it be just as important as Mother’s day? All the mothers in the world get a whole day of fun-filled parties while we get (in best cases) a card, a tie and pat on the back.”
Bohoo, I must say…. Poooor all you fathers. But I do agree, Mother’s day is more of a celebration. Father’s day doesn’t get the same attention.
So, I would like to make this day a real celebration with my favorite cake, the “famous” Swedish Strawberry Cake!! And why not throw in some flowers on top of that??
I was trying to remember if we ever celebrated this day at home. I am a little ashamed to tell you, I can’t even remember!! So I guess the answer is NO. No celebration really. Perhaps just a “Happy father’s day, dad!” was all my dad got. I hope this post will make up for it. At least a little bit.
Swedish Strawberry Cake.
(Note that you could just as well use a regular sponge cake or angel cake for this Strawberry cake.)
3/4 c. of sugar.
1/3 c. flour.
1/3 c. potato flour. (Can be bought in better assorted grocery stores.)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder.
3/4 c. whipped heavy cream.
Berries or fruits. Any kind and any combination. I usually use one or two mashed ripe bananas mixed with strawberries, blueberries or raspberries. You could also use canned mandarins mixed with seedless grapes. If you don’t have more berries that what you are going to top the cake with, just use any kind of jam mixed with the whipped cream.
1 c. whipped heavy cream.
Strawberries or another berry that would look on top of the cake.
Shredded dark chocolate (optional.)
Kiwi fruits, sliced (optional.)
Butter and flour a baking pan. Aprx. 10″ in diameter.
Whip the eggs and sugar together until very light. Mix flour, potato flour and baking powder together and mix into the egg & sugar mixture.
Pour the batter into the buttered and floured pan.
Bake in an 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes.Place the pan in the lower or center part of the oven. Please make sure to check after 30 minutes. Some ovens bake faster than others.
When ready, take it out from the pan and let cool.
Cut into three layers. If you have a hard time doing this it is ok to do only two layers, but three would be the best.
Whip the heavy cream. Set aside about half of it for the decorating.
Put one layer of heavy cream on 2 of the layers. Top with mashed bananas and/or berries. Add the cake layers on top of each other. Add the “lid” top layer of the cake. Cover with the rest of the whipped heavy cream. Be sure to cover sides as well. Just place the berries or whatever it is you are decorating the cake with on top and all around sides if desired.
This cake is great to make a few hours ahead of time. This makes the inside a little bit more juicy.
I would say, this cake is the most common cake at home.
We serve it for any occasion.
I hope you will enjoy it.
I have many strawberry & wild strawberry plants in my garden. It is a “must” to at least have a few plants. I grew up with this and could not even imagine there not being any strawberries to pick.
My dad and I call each other and talk about our strawberries. My dad actually called yesterday and told me he just picked the first ones for the year. Yum.