This moist vanilla layer cake is topped with loads of fresh berries and creamy whipped frosting. Perfect for summer get togethers! It’s also vegan friendly with a gluten free variation included.
It’s my birthday, y’all! 🎉 I’m not one of those people who particularly love turning a year older, but my family doesn’t let me lift a finger and I get to eat lots of cake…I’d say, all in all, it’s a pretty good day! I wanted to add a patriotic dessert to the blog and it just so happens that my favorite birthday cake is vanilla with fresh berries, so it works that my birthday is right before the Fourth of July! Talk about knocking out two birds with one stone!
Speaking of which, isn’t that such a gory phrase? Who comes up with this stuff?!
This cake is very patriotic and would be perfect for Memorial day or 4th of July, if you use the right combo of berries. I used strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, but if you’re not going for the red, white, and blue look, just add a few sprigs of mint or switch up the fruit and it looks like a completely different cake!
The cake is my new favorite vanilla cake I added to the blog earlier this year. It’s so fluffy and delicious, and you’d never know by taste that it’s vegan friendly either! There’s even a gluten-free option, but it does use cane sugar. I know many of my recipes are refined sugar free since we try to limit our intake of sugar. We do, however, eat it in on occasion. If you’re looking for a gluten and refined sugar free version, feel free to use the cake part of this recipe.
Fluffy vanilla cake layered with whipped coconut cream and fresh berries?! Yep, it doesn’t get much better than that for a birthday cake, in my opinion! Well, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to enjoy another slice (or two) of this cake! Enjoy!