Do you remember when V-8 introduced their non-tomato-based "V-8 Splash" fruit drinks? This was at least 10 years ago or so. I think Y2K madness was starting to happen at this time. Anyway, I was getting my hair cut that summer and the hairdresser kept going on and on about how much he loved V-8 Splash and how much V-8 Splash he'd already had that day and how much V-8 Splash he was going to drink later and how V-8 Splash was the official drink of Summer '99. This is true!
Well, it looks like this rooty-tooty fresh 'n fruity berry summer cake is going to be the official dessert of Summer '11.
I found the recipe on Smitten Kitchen. The first time I made it, I used strawberries, and it was incredible. This time, I used a mix of berries (blue, black & rasp). I over-berried it and it got a little gooey in the middle, but it was still very, very good. And sort of healthy, right?? Right!
Here it is before baking:
Yum! Make a summer cake! You will not regret it! Well, you might if you are a night-eater like me, but that's another issue altogether...