Nothing says summer time like blue berries and strawberries…And nothing says summer like a red, white, and blue dessert. This Double Berry Very Vanilla Cake is all of that! It’s made light with the perfect whipped cream cheese topping.
A little over a month ago we were in Publix doing out grocery shopping. It must have been sample day because every corner you turned they were passing out samples left and right. We snacked as we shopped, like we used to do at Sam’s, back when we had a membership. Anyway. As we rounded the corner to the produce aisle they were sampling all the berries…blue berries, strawberries, raspberries, and black berries. Kelsie was thrilled!
She had to pass up most samples because they contained one of her food allergies in them. The lady that does the Apron meals wasn’t the regular one that knows she has allergies, so she didn’t get to get a special plate that day. But those berries in that little plastic condiment type container…she could have!
At the berry sampling table they had a pamphlet, one I grabbed because I was sure there were all sorts of great berry recipes. There were a couple, but mostly it was just an advertisement of what Publix had to offer.
Well, a few pages in, and I saw this beautiful cake, perfect for the fourth of July. I knew that Kelsie wouldn’t be able to have it, but I knew that I could replicate at least the idea of it! I came home, and scoured my recipes for a vanilla cake. I knew that I wanted a frosting, but nothing like buttercream. That was too heavy for the light topping I wanted on this. I knew that making whipped cream would work, but I wasn’t sure how it would handle being between to cakes. I also knew that I could use cream cheese to stabilize it. The recipe was born. The cake was made. The family raved!
This Double Berry Very Vanilla Cake is perfect for fourth of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc. It’s also perfect for any summer cookout that you may be having…Just keep it in the house! The heat and humidity will melt that frosting. I made the whole thing the day before, stored it in the fridge, and kept it at room temperature for a couple of hours before we ate.
After stuffing ourselves with grilled burgers, baked beans, home fries, and chips, this cake was the perfect light dessert! This is not a sickly sweet buttercream frosting. It’s not a super sweet cake, and it’s very vanilla; hence the name. 😉 It’s the perfect pairing for these berries.
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 1/4 cup cake flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 5 egg whites, room temperature
- 1/2 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 pint strawberries
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 83mg Sodium: 436mg Carbohydrates: 56g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 35g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g