Along with Easter, we’re still celebrating Meeker’s birthday today – and he requested a special cake. (I would like to think that Jesus would have appreciated this cake after 3 days in the tomb, too.)

Combine this frosting

…with these berries

Put it all on top of a white cake and you win. It doesn’t even matter what the game is. You win.

It’s far from being the most glamorous cake on Earth (in fact, it’s pretty messy). But it tastes delicious. Especially when that berry juice soaks down through the pillowy frosting into the cake. Hallelujah, hallelujah. It’s the perfect cake for an Easter/Birthday celebration.

White Cake Ingredients:

½ cup butter, softened

1 ½ cups sugar

4 egg whites

2 t. vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 t. baking powder

½ t. baking soda

¼ t. salt

1 cup buttermilk

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg whites one at a time – beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beating after each addition.

Spread evenly into two parchment-paper-lined pans. Bake at 350* for 30 – 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

Seven Minute FrostingAfter the cakes have cooled completely, spread half the frosting on one of the cakes. Layer the second cake on top and spread with the remaining frosting.

Berry Topping:

1 cup blackberries

5-6 large strawberries, cut into bite sized pieces

1 T. sugar

2 T. water

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and cook on low for 2-3 minutes. Once the berries have cooled, spread/pour berry mixture over the frosted cake.

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