30 Cakes (14/30)

I don’t know if you’ve been around since December, but it was in that month that I had a certain auto-versary. Rather than being filled with dread, the actual day of my 30th came and went riding on a pleasant sense of accomplishment. I decided it would be appropriate to continue the celebration and what better way to do that than to fill this year with 30 cakes.

Unfortunately it’s already the end of August and I’m falling behind. With the “heat” of summer (it’s Vancouver, but things are still pretty saucy out there) it’s just been too much to crank up the oven or encourage the desire for heavy-duty deserts. What to do? A little cool cheesecake seemed spot on, as they say.

Does this count as one or three?

Does this count as one or three?

Number 14 came in a set of three. I don’t know what it is about cheesecake that yields so popularly to sampler flavors – I have and always will prefer ‘plain’. Consumed in in the true spirit of things (with one bite of each to start) this little plate made a nice afternoon break from work the other day at a coffee shop around the corner. It even came with a kinda crazy sharp fork so hooray for that.

Now I just have to make sure I’m happy with my decision to count this as one and not three. Oh, and eat way more cake in the next few weeks! Anyone have a fun summer cake recipe to share? I’m thinking something fruity for number 15.

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One thought on “30 Cakes (14/30)

  1. Tina says:

    Make this! It’s fantastic, I make it all summer, and keep changing the fruit topping to what ever is in season. If you can still find some peaches I reccommend that because it’s my favourite version. My own recipe notes for the peach version say “use 5 peaches, it will seem like too much but trust me it’s right” 🙂 Oh and I put in 2 tablespoons of applesauce instead of the egg and it’s a little more moist. It’s super easy to make too.
    http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2011/05/strawberry-summer-cake/

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