Sunday, May 30, 2010

May Birthday Cake: Sunshine Cake

I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend! If you’re looking for a last minute dessert addition to your menu, I’d like to recommend the Sunshine Cake, which happens to be the birthday cake of the month for May. It is a light, spongy cake that is easy to make and is the perfect treat to kick off the summer season. Orange rind and freshly squeezed juice give this cake a delightful citrus flavor that is just enough to satisfy any sweet tooth, but at the same time is refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. I chose to skip the gum drop flowers; I think the cake is perfect all by itself and the sugary candy would detract from the fresh fruit flavor. Also, if you do decide to make this cake, it only took 30 minutes to bake in my oven instead of the 1 hour suggested on the card so keep an eye on the cooking time. 

I hope you all have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!


  1. Was it as yummy as it looks??? :-)

  2. It was delicious! I suggest using fresh-squeezed orange juice because the flavor really comes out in the cake. It was a refreshing dessert!

  3. can you email me the recipe for the roses in snow please