We’re getting ready to celebrate the love this weekend with a wedding for a special couple and a family I have grown to treasure. This business has brought many special people into our lives.

A compliment is of course when someone says “your food is amazing!” Although the biggest compliment is when they invite you to their special occasions over and over. This weekend we will be serving our signature cake in the form of dessert and wedding cake. It did not occur to me when we came up with this delectable berry layered torte that it would be a staple on the menu.

As we approach a very busy time in catering we have to pause and remember how lucky we are to have a place in the community where we are known for good food. Our team has grown a lot in the last few years, but the approach has always been the same: Memorable food from scratch, made by people who love what they do!

All the best to the happy couple this weekend and thank you for allowing us to cook for your big day!

 

Lemon Cake with Fresh Berries

 

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs room temperature

2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 cups all purpose flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1-2/3 cup milk

1 Tbsp. lemon zest

 

Cream mix:

1 cup 35% cream

3 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. of vanilla

1 tsp. lemon zest

Fresh mint

1/2 quart of berries (strawberries, blueberries or black berries – all will work)

 

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until pale yellow and fluffy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time, add vanilla.

In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture alternating with milk in thirds, adding lemon zest until all is combined.

Scoop into two buttered and parchment paper-lined cake pans. Bake in preheated 350 F oven until golden and cake tester comes clean, about 15- 20 minutes.

Remove from pan and allow to cool.

Whip 35% cream with sugar until soft peaks form, adding vanilla, sugar and lemon zest.

Cut top off of the cakes to level them, then take a spoon and spread whipped cream on the top, add diced berries. It may be tempting to add a lot of whipped cream in the middle but don’t add too much!

Stack the other layer of cake on gently, then top with more whipped cream and berries.

Chill in the fridge to set.

Garnish with fresh mint and berries. Enjoy!