Double Berry Vanilla Cake
This is not so much a story, but an experience and treat worth sharing. Right around the time I decided I wanted to start a baking blog, I realized I needed to practice my culinary skills. I had never baked a homemade cake before, and I knew it was probably something I needed to do before I told strangers I would bake them their favorite treats. I could just imagine the look on their face if I told them I had never even baked a cake! So, I turned to the place that always gives me clarity and peace of mind—Barnes and Noble. I know what you’re thinking, “why go to a bookstore when there’s millions of cake recipes on Pinterest?!" Well, I have no better answer other than the fact that I just really love Barnes and Noble (...and I wanted to use my loyalty card). Not to mention, I’d feel way more official with a true pastry cookbook.
As I scanned the aisles, I came across Martha Stewart’s A New Way To Bake cookbook. Jackpot! I called my friend Kenzie and told her to meet me at my place ASAP. She arrived 40 minutes after that (classic Kenzie ;)) and helped document my first cake experience. To my surprise, the cake turned out great! It was beautiful and delicious; the perfect combination of sweet and fruity.
If you’re new to baking and want to experiment with a homemade cake, this recipe is for you!