We are coming into Strawberry season here in the UK now, and I will put my hand up and say that Strawberry season is one of my favourite food seasons. I purposefully do not buy strawberries at any other time of the year, or imported berries, because in all honesty . . . they just don't cut the mustard! This Buttermilk Cake is a must during Strawberry Season because it is just so darned perfect for eating with berries and cream!
It really is a beautiful cake and perfect to serve with these lovely fresh berries. But it also goes very well with all sorts of other fruit . . . blueberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, etc. You pick the fruit and this cake is the perfect canvas to support them!
Its moist and dense and very, very moreish. Even without any fruit and cream. Just a slice of this beautiful cake goes down very well with a nice hot drink on it's own without anything else.
But don't take my word for it. Bake it and see for yourself. I think you better get ready to fall in love. ☺
*Buttermilk Cake*Makes one large nine inch cake
To serve: (optional)
375ml of double cream (1 1/2 cups whipping cream)
1 1/2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
icing sugar to dust.