Monday, July 9, 2012

Summertime Recipes

I just love the summer time and all the yummy fruits and vegetables it brings. I love to experiment with my cooking and baking this time of year and around by me there are tons of different Pick your Own Farms that help with my experiments. Check out Pick Your Own Farms, it's a great site to find farms near you. I have been getting a little more courageous and creating my own recipes incorporating some of these yummy fruits of summer.
The first recipe I made is a Raspberry Swirl Angel Food Cake with a Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze. It is by far one of the best cakes I have ever made and is a great light dessert for the summer heat.

Raspberry Swirl Angel Food Cake 
w/ a Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze


1 box of angel food cake mix (or you attempt angel food cake from scratch)
1/2 cup of Raspberry Jam (approx)
Pint of Raspberries

1/3 cup of whipped cream cheese (approx)
1 Tbsp of lemon juice (or more to taste)
Splash of vanilla 
1 cup sifted powdered sugar


  1. Make angel food cake according to box directions (Reminder: DO NOT flour or grease bundt cake pan)
  2. Stir approximately a half a cup of raspberry jam in a bowl until jam becomes more liquidy and less jammy (don't you love my complex and technical terminology)
  3. Gently fold in the stirred jam to the cake batter until you see a nice swirl of raspberry throughout
  4. Pour batter into bundt cake pan
  5. Bake according to box
Glaze: (All to taste. Make it as lemony or not so lemony as you wish)
  1. Beat cream cheese in mixer until smooth and creamy
  2. Add in lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix until creamy
  3. Gradually mix in sifted powdered sugar until you get the right fluid consistency (if the glaze is not liquidy enough just mix in either a little bit of water or more lemon juice until your preferred consistency)
Constructing the Cake:
  1. Once the cake has fully cooled, remove it from the bundt cake pan and flip right side up.
  2. Take a spoon and  drizzle glaze all over the top of the cake
  3. Make a ring a glaze around the center hole of the bundt cake (will be used as glue to hold the raspberries)
  4. Once cake is glazed fill the center of the bundt cake with raspberries and make a ring of raspberries around the hole of the cake
Enjoy! It is absolutely delicious! I have received nothing but compliments and wanting the recipe from everyone that had a piece.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a delicious Peach Crumb Muffin recipe! Great for summer breakfasts!

<3 Kris


  1. Mmmmmm...looks so delicious, and I'll definitely have to try this! My mom has been making that frosting for our angel food cakes for many many years. {Hers is more of an icing than a glaze - she uses more sugar.} Isn't it fabulous?

    1. It is the first time I have ever done a glaze on Angel Food Cake. It is to die for! Especially mixing the raspberry and the lemon flavors together, so good.