I know everyone’s expecting a new installment of beyond the basics today and darn if I don’t want to give you one. But, after a wet and wild week in Ocean City, followed by an amazing weekend in New York, and finishing up with a not-so-amazing 9 hour car ride home yesterday with three small boys in the back asking “are we there yet” more times than I can count, I’m sad to say it’s just not in the cards.
This was our last trip away from home until the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, so assuming no major disasters, I should be back on schedule from here on out with no more major bumps in the road. I have some great beyond the basics scheduled for upcoming weeks, so get ready to learn!
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with the promised pictures of the finished sponge cake. I frosted it with a whipped cream frosting; In a mixer I whipped together 1 cup of heavy cream, 1 heaping tsp of vanilla, and 1/3 cup of sugar until peaks formed. Then I grabbed 1/2 cup of a berry mix my mother-in-law had on hand (it had cherries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries in it), threw it in a blender and pureed it. I folded that mixture into the whipped cream. Finally I served the whole shebang up with a couple scoops of the whole juicy fruit mixture on top of the slice.
It’s a thing of beauty I tell ya.
And check out this fully loaded final slice.
Now THAT’S how you eat a sponge cake!
Tomorrow I’ll be guest blogging over at Annie Bakes where we’ll be (finally!) starting up the three day series on the vegetarian Indian feast I put together a few weeks back. See you then!
Fabulous as always!! Take a break, because you so deserve it!!
That cake looks amazing! I can see the sponge; has to be a melt in your mouth. Glad you had fun, but take a deep breath and relax now. Isn't good to be home!
That look so yummy! Can't wait for the series.
That's a delicious looking cake! Summer is just fying by. I am just not doing very much after our vacation to Asia.
Looking forward to your Indian vegetarian posts 🙂
WOW – that looks so light and fluffy and whip creamy good – would LOVE LOVE LOVE to try this! stopping by from SITS, and so delighted to become your newest follower 🙂 would love to have you follow me at my new blog mangiabella – http://mangia-bella.blogspot.com
Ma What's 4 dinner says
Just one word today…YUM
Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
can't wait to have you over tomorrow, Jules!
Sanjeeta kk says
Wow! Heavenly treat! Looks tempting and cute.
What a delicious looking cake, yum! Julie, you won my giveaway, check your email! :o)
That really is a gorgeous cake. I'll be sure to read your guest post. I, bythe way, loved your pictures today. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary
Yes, yes, OMG YES! We even have our own strawberry planter. It's not bursting with strawberries right now but I'll keep it tucked under my recipe box for when it is. (If I only had all the other fresh berries.) Thanks!
Chef Dennis says
what a beautiful cake!!! wow, all those great berries, whipped cream and that light delectable sponge….it must have been heavenly!
Lazaro Cooks! says
Magnificent cake. Two thumbs way up!
Julie, this looks so stunning. I would be so thrilled if someone brought a cake like that to my house. It is just gorgeous!
That looks so yummy! Great job!
I'll pay you $10 a week to be my live in chef!! In Cancun! (Sorry that's all I can afford haha)
M @ Betty Crapper says
Nine hours in a car with three young boys. You are amazing! I hope you had a good time on vacation regardless of the drive. Your sponge cake looks great. I love using whipped cream for frosting. yummmy
Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron says
Beautiful cake!! and those berries hmm..YUM!
I grew up in Ocean City in the Summers when I was a kid. Now I want to go back! Your cake looks great, but now I am thinking about the beach…sorry! 😉
The Bitch Stopped Cooking says
Looks gorgeous! Were the berries frozen?
Julie M. says
I'm pretty sure they were fresh but I'm honestly not 100% sure!
I'll keep you in mind for next time then! Perhaps, in December when I'm on my honeymoon?
And I'm coming home to SC!
Salsa Verde says
The cake looks so professional and spongy!!!
boy-o, julie–you sure know how to serve a slab of sponge cake. awesome. 🙂
Oh my, that looks positively heavenly. Too bad pictures can't cure a sweet tooth.LOL
Ooh, that looks so good. Wish I had one ready right now! And sponge cake is usually a little less fattening and caloric, right? I am sending readers your way from my blog, Grammy Reads, and I know they won't be disappointed!
Yes, yes, yes! That is the way cake should be eaten. Ok, honestly? I'd also add another dollop of the whipped cream mixture, but I'm bad. 🙁
Sorta Southern Single Mom says
I haven't stopped by in awhile, but you rolled called ahead of me this morning, my SITSAH!
I'm just back from vacation and have a slow week this week as well.
That sponge cake looks HEAVENLY.