Allow me to introduce you to the Buttermilk Summer Berry Cake. And possibly your new, favorite cake for the summer! This bright and beautiful dessert is the perfect sweetness to serve al fresco on a warm day. And check out the DIY cake topper that I made in honor of a school friend who’ll be moving on to a new school next year. I made this cake for a going away get-together that I hosted for a few lady friends, and wow, it was a big hit! Plus, you really can’t go wrong with berries, buttermilk and cake, right?!?
THE BUTTERMILK CAKE
I also added a cup of blackberries and blueberries to the cake mix, and saved a few more berries for the top of the cake as garnish.
THE BROWN BUTTER FROSTING
Oh, you know I love to make brown butter frosting! The best part is how my kitchen fills with the smell of melting butter. I want to just bottle up this fragrance! After adding vanilla, heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar, whip until the consistency is light and fluffy.
Top the buttermilk cake liberally!
Thanks to Oh Happy Day for inspiring the cake topper. Since it’s DIY, it took a little time to put together, but their site has clear instructions. I found the embroidery floss at Joann’s.
What I love about this tassled cake topper is it makes the ordinary berry cake extra special, which can otherwise be hard to decorate due to its berry topper. Festive, summery, and delish!
- Organic Valley, butter
- Oh Happy Day!, cake topper
- Driscoll’s, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries
Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography