It’s time to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a great list of party cakes!
We’re pulling out all the stops for Canada Day this year – it’s our 150th birthday!
Although Canadians are not ones to brag, for one day of the year it’s alright to shout out… we’re the best!!! It’s time to celebrate the wonderful gifts that we all enjoy here in Canada. We’re so lucky to live in a country that is rich with a blend of cultures that have come together from around the world. We’re also lucky to enjoy the bounty of this land with an abundance of fresh, safe, delicious food. Let’s gather together this coming long weekend with friends, family and fellow Canadians and have a wonderful party! …P.S. it’s also my birthday so that makes it extra special!
Let’s get the party started by counting down my list of 5 Celebration Cakes:
#5 – Zebra Cake – This cake is so simple, but looks incredibly difficult. A real showstopper. It is moist and really delicious. Hey, why not add some red food colouring to create the second colour for a red and white cake – love it!
#4 – Cappuccino Angel Food Cake – O.K. angel food cake takes a little bit of effort, but it’s so worth it. If Canada Day is hot and humid, which it usually is in Toronto, this cake is light as air. Make my cappuccino version or make it plain vanilla, both are wonderful. The cake is also pretty large so it feeds a crowd.
#3 – Hummingbird Cake – This may seem like a strange choice. Usually a fall cake, this rich and moist dessert is chock full of banana, pineapple and pecans – hard to resist at any time of year. Because it is so rich, Hummingbird Cake should to be served in small slices, making it a great cake for large gatherings. It can be made in a Bundt pan or single layer pan as well. If you don’t want to frost it with a cream cheese, as I have done, use a plain buttercream for a bit of a lighter taste.
#2 – Citrus Chiffon Cake with grilled fruits – This is another light summer cake that I love. The hint of citrus makes it the perfect compliment to piles of summer fruit on the side. Perfect after a big grilled burger or steak, this is a cake everyone will love.
#1 – Red Wine Chocolate Cake -Because Canada Day is my birthday as well, I plan on whipping up my favourite cake of all time. In the version of this cake in my photo I used blackberries, but raspberries or blueberries work just as well. Not a fan of fruit in your cake, not a problem. This would still be the best chocolate cake of all times with the rich chocolate buttercream frosting alone.
So bake a cake, then go forth and enjoy the big day!