This recipe is adapted slightly from Smitten Kitchen’s Strawberry Summer Cake.
Recently a friend showed up at my new apartment with a sack of peaches and a desire to bake (note: this is my ideal type of friend). After a quick internet search, we decided to put a twist on this Smitten Kitchen adaptation of a Martha Stewart cake. After assembling the cake, we watched Clueless and gossiped as my apartment was filled with the most delicious smells of baking cake, caramelizing sugar, and roasting peaches. This cake is definitely a winner in my book, and a great way to use up the last of summer’s fruit.
This Cake Mix Doctor recipe comes to me via my friend Morgan.
We made this cake for a friend’s birthday while in Palm Springs reading our “write-on” materials. (This is extra work given to you immediately after you finish your 1L finals. The only way we got through this cruelty was reading the materials while in the pool and beginning to drink mid-afternoon.)
It was quite a revelation to 1L Cindy that you could substitute the liquid in a cake mix recipe for alcohol. A boozy, boozy revelation. I have never looked back (see: Bacardi rum cake).
This is a Smitten Kitchen/Sky High: Irresistable Triple-Layer Cakes recipe.
This cake is so good. Sooooooo good. This was the second birthday cake we made for my friend Becky‘s birthday last January, and people barely looked at the other cake. I mean, would you?