Vanilla Cake with Strawberries

Most of you know that I went to NYC recently – twice in the past month actually. Each time, I meant to make it over to the famous Magnolia Bakery that I’ve heard so much about. I’ve still never been. I’ve managed to go to Colicchio’s Craft, Bourdain’s Les Halles, and a fabulous little place called Cook Shop, but not to Magnolia…

So, when a friend’s birthday came around recently, I decided to try one of Magnolia’s recipes that I found online. Problem: there is only ONE Magnolia recipe online. And it’s for a vanilla cake…

I decided to give the cake a little extra goodness by adding fresh strawberries – with the weather we had this weekend, I couldn’t help but make it spring-y with some fresh fruit.

So here you have it – a dense, delicious cake inspired by Magnolia Bakery, even though I’ve never stepped foot inside.

Recipe: Vanilla Cake with Strawberries

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5 responses to “Vanilla Cake with Strawberries

  1. MK! My best friend lives 3 blocks from Magnolia. Can you imagine? We have to go sometime. MK and Melissa take NYC? Yes. please.

  2. I so so so so so want to go to Magnolia some day!! I think I need to plan a trip to NYC just to do it! I’ve seen a few Magnolia recipes online from other bloggers, so sit tight- I’ll make and post ’em one of these days!

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