Strawberry Snack Cake is soft, moist, and easy to make, loaded with sweet, ripe strawberries, creamy buttermilk, and a shower of powdered sugar on top!
Today’s a special day, y’all, and I’ve decided we should celebrate with sweet, simple Strawberry Snack Cake! Four years ago today, I published my very first recipe on this blog (incidentally, also a strawberry recipe), thereby launching Five Heart Home. So every year, I commemorate June 1st as Five Heart Home’s birthday…or anniversary…or “blogiversary,” if you will. Little did I know four years ago what this blog would have evolved into — and what it would mean to me — today!
I’ll wax poetic a bit more on all that later. 😉 First, let’s talk about this cake! Last week, I found myself with several cartons of overripe strawberries in the fridge. They were turning soft and dark and my kids wouldn’t eat them, so I decided to mash up the berries and let them eat cake instead!
Snack cake, that is. In my mind, snack cake is not as rich or decadent as regular cake. It’s simple and it’s fairly plain, topped with powdered sugar as opposed to a glaze or a frosting. I’ve been making banana snack cake for years, but I honestly never thought to make it with another type of fruit until I was faced with salvaging all those mushy, blemished strawberries.
I’m happy to report that not only did my Strawberry Snack Cake recipe work, but it turned out delicious…soft, sweet, and kissed with the flavor of fresh, ripe strawberries, with extra moisture thanks to buttermilk. As a bonus, it was so simple to whip up, requiring just a few minutes to assemble the batter and then a quick sprinkle of powdered sugar before slicing and serving. And if you have a special occasion to celebrate, I hear it’s nicely complemented by a candle… 😉
It really is hard to believe that Five Heart Home has been around for four years, y’all…and I have to say, the year that we just wrapped up was by far the most exciting one yet. After all, it was during year #4 that I had a real, live cookbook published…and then I was even invited to promote in on national TV! I still regularly pinch myself that that Five Heart Home has evolved into my full-time job…and that it’s led me to wonderful people whom I would have never otherwise met and amazing opportunities that I never imagined were possible.
But it’s YOU — the loyal readers and followers and recipe makers of Five Heart Home — that truly make all of this possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for another fabulous year! As a small token of my appreciation, I’m hosting a little giveaway. Enter the Rafflecopter below (the more ways you enter, the better your odds of winning) for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card AND a copy of my Real Food Slow Cooker Suppers cookbook! And if you already own the latter, I hear it makes a great gift for a friend… 😉
This post wouldn’t be complete without thanking my #1 fans and cheerleaders, the ones who live with me and put up with me and support me through the weird hours and the crazy ideas and the repeated recipe testing mandated by this blog…as well as a cookbook manuscript deadline that almost killed me halfway through year #3. 😉 They also remember and recognize made-up holidays like “blogiversaries” and bring me homemade cards and flowers and cake! Sure do love those other four hearts in my home…♥
GOOD LUCK on the giveaway and thank you again for four amazing years. And be sure to stay tuned…I have big plans for year #5! Now what say we celebrate with some Strawberry Snack Cake?!
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