Sweet strawberries, fragrant basil and a tender cake makes Strawberry Basil Upside Down Cake the perfect sweet ending to any meal this summer.
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I know it’s still early spring and all I’ve been talking about the last few weeks is the glory of the buds on the trees, flowers coming out the ground and spring vegetables popping up everywhere. However, let’s be real, summer is going to be here very soon and that’s the true bounty for any food lover. Strawberries, tomatoes, zucchinis, blueberries, cherries, corn, backyard barbecues – it’s the best time of year to eat and be merry.
I’m an impatient person though and I don’t really want to wait until June 21st – so I’ve decided that I’m going to make May 9th, Gallo Family Vineyard’s National Moscato Day my first celebration of summer.
Just hear me out for the reasons why this day works for summer celebrations.
To me, Moscato is a summer wine, it’s light, it’s sweet, it’s served chilled and you have a choice of 3 – Red, White or Pink to suit every persons taste. Despite being on the sweet side, a glass is perfect with dinner or dessert. Enjoy it with something spicy to calm your taste buds, or dessert outside on the porch like this easy to prepare Strawberry Basil Upside Down Cake.
This cake just says summer, it says I’ve been outside picking strawberries all day, grabbed some basil from my garden and now I’m relaxing at the end of the day with a big slice and a glass of wine. I personally found Red Moscato to be the perfect pairing to go with this cake.
Red Moscato is medium-bodied with a berry finish, it isn’t too sweet, which is personally my preference. It’s how I like my desserts too – just a touch of sugar, let the fruit be the star of the show. That can be grapes in wine or strawberries in cake.
If you’ve never baked an upside down cake before, I hope you’ll let this one before your first go! There’s nothing to be afraid of, just grease your pan well and release everything while it’s still slightly warm. I promise you’ll have a cake as gorgeous as this!
What I really love is the ease, the batter takes no time at all, there’s no decorating and in a little over an hour you can be sitting down to dessert! How often do you get to say that when you bake a cake? Not very is my guess. This is the cake for people who hate to bake cakes (I’m one of those).
For more great recipes to celebrate Moscato Day check out what #SundaySupper is making and Gallo Family’s Moscato Day blog post!
- Mixed Berry Moscato Smoothie by Casa de Crews
- Moscato Pink Lemonade by Life Tastes Good
- Sparkling Strawberry Grapefruit Moscato Punch by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Summer Berry Sangria by One Sweet Mess
- Moscato Marinated Grapes by Nosh My Way
- Spicy Hummus with Jalapeno Cilantro Salsa by Recipe for Perfection
- Chorizo Carbonara by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Duck with Moscato Peach Sauce by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Grilled Blackened Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Moscato Fruit Salsa by Simply Healthy Family
- Halibut en Papillote with Moscato-Onion Jam by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Honey Walnut and Blue Cheese Shrimp with Sweet Potato Noodles by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Lemon Leek Moscato Chicken by Shockingly Delicious
- Pineapple Avocado Spinach Salad by Family Foodie
- Berry Peach Citrus Crisp by Desserts Required
- Donauwelle Kuchen (Danube Wave Cake) by Magnolia Days
- Moscato Mixed Berry Pie by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Moscato Pudding Parfaits by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Moscato White Chocolate Sabayon with Raspberries by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Strawberry Basil Upside Down Cake by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts by Alida’s Kitchen
Celebrating Moscato Day on the Sunday Supper Movement Website
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