U-Pick Strawberry Season.

This time of year is just so perfect. Pollen aside, there isn’t much I don’t just love about late spring / early summer. One of our family-favorite activities is strawberry picking, loading up basket-fulls of fresh, plump berries to bring home and enjoy.

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The weather and our sports schedule hasn’t cooperated just yet for us to head out to the local u-pick fields, and quite honestly the peak season here in Atlanta-area really kicks off early May so we have plenty of time still.

Strawberry Picking by heirloomed
Strawberry Picking by heirloomed

I thought I’d share these sweet photos from one of the last times we went when the kids were oh-so-young (tear). This was during an early March visit to central Florida just a few years back, the season starts much earlier there due to the warmer weather. We were down for Spring Training and to visit my Dad.

Strawberry Picking by heirloomed
Strawberry Picking by heirloomed

One of my favorite things growing up was attending the Strawberry Festival in nearby Plant City. It’s a huge event filled with people, music and literally every recipe you could ever imagine being made with strawberries - my favorites being fresh strawberry ice cream and strawberry shortcake (of course).

Strawberry Picking by heirloomed
Strawberry Picking by heirloomed

I’d love to know if you go strawberry picking and some of your favorite recipes to make with the bounty you bring home!


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Grandmother's Classic Chocolate Cake.

I grew up so close to food - from family dinners and Sunday suppers, to making all things homemade with my grandmother, it’s no secret that these made-from-scratch moments have shaped who I am. I’ve teamed up with one of my go-to favorite brands, KitchenAid to celebrate our roots in the kitchen and show my #markofmaking.

For me, my inspiration is drawn from very notable marks - splattered recipe cards, stained from ingredients of well-loved recipes that my family members have made over and over again. I just love using old recipes that have been passed down from my great grandmother and grandmothers collections on to me and showing my own children the importance of these traditions.

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed
Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed
Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed

I treasure every recipe card in my collection, down to each and every splatter they hold from use. Today I chose to make my Grandmother’s Classic Chocolate Cake, an all-time family favorite. I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer, a product like no other, to bring this recipe to life. And, as you’ll notice if you’ve followed along here for any amount of time, I use it again and again and again in my own home.

Classic Chocolate Cake

Yield: 8
Author:
This classic chocolate cake pairs so well with our chocolate buttercream frosting.

ingredients:

Cake Ingredients:
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour milk
  • 1/2 hot water
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

instructions:

How to cook Classic Chocolate Cake

Instructions:
  1. Start by creaming the sugar and butter together, adding in the egg yolks. Then mix cocoa and hot water, and let cool. Next add sugar into the mixture.
  2. Begin adding sugar to the mixture. Next, add flour and dry ingredients alternately with sour milk.
  3. Lastly add whites of eggs, beaten stiffly. Bake in moderate oven for 35-40 minutes.

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Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed
Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed

And, if you want my go-to recipe for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, be sure to click here - it’s the best pairing.

Chocolate buttercream Frosting Recipe by heirloomed
Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed
chocolate cake by heirloomed

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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com