Hey there, lovely bakers! Today, I’m thrilled to share with you my all-time favorite dessert – the Spring Fling Cake.
This delightful and airy cake is a celebration of all things spring, capturing the essence of the season with its fresh flavors and vibrant colors.
As for the cake, it’s made with delicious butter, eggs, and cream, along with delicious pistachio extracts, to create a truly distinguished and perfect fling cake.
It also happens to be very simple to make. The spring fling cake recipe is relatively simple to prepare as its ingredients are very basic and easy to source.
With its beautiful green pistachio buttercream frosting, this spring fling cake would be an absolute delight to make, not to mention it’s very simple.
How To Prepare Spring Fling Cake Recipe?
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Serving Size: 12
To get started, you’ll need the following equipment:
- 1 (9-inch) round cake pan
- Mixing bowls
- Electric mixer
- Rubber spatula
- Cooling rack
For the cake:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup whole milk
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Zest of one lemon
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
For the frosting:
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Assorted fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) for garnish
Now comes the fun part – baking the Spring Fling Cake! Follow these simple steps for a delectable treat:
Step 1: Preheat and Prep
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease the cake pan with butter. Dust the pan with flour, tapping out any excess.
Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set this dry mixture aside for now.
Step 3: Cream the Butter
In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the softened butter until it turns smooth and creamy.
Step 4: Incorporate Wet Ingredients
One at a time, add the eggs to the creamy butter, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the mixture.
Step 5: Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the flour mixture, and mix until everything is just combined after each addition.
Step 6: Bake to Perfection
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, using a rubber spatula to smooth the top. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Step 7: Cool and Decorate
Once the cake is baked, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cake onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts Of Spring Fling Cake Recipe
To elevate the Spring Fling Cake experience, serve it with a generous dollop of freshly whipped cream and an assortment of mixed berries on top.
The combination of the creamy frosting and the burst of fresh berries will take this dessert to a whole new level.
Tips and Variations
Here are some handy tips and delightful variations to try with the Spring Fling Cake:
- For an extra burst of citrus flavor, add a teaspoon of orange zest to the cake batter.
- Experiment with different types of berries to customize the cake’s topping according to your preference.
- If you want a lemon-infused frosting, add a touch of lemon zest to the whipped cream.
There you have it – the delightful Spring Fling Cake recipe that perfectly captures the spirit of the season.
With its light and airy texture, zesty lemon flavor, and colorful berry toppings, this cake is a true celebration of spring.
Bake it for your next gathering, and watch as it becomes an instant hit with your loved ones. Happy baking!
Can I use frozen berries for the topping?
Absolutely! If fresh berries are not readily available, you can use frozen berries. Just make sure to thaw and drain them well before garnishing the cake.
Can I make this cake in advance?
Yes, you can! The cake stays fresh for a couple of days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Can I use different citrus fruits instead of lemon?
Absolutely! You can experiment with other citrus fruits like oranges or limes to create unique flavor variations.
How can I store leftover cake?
To keep the cake fresh, store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three days.