Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary

Berry Swirl Cake + 2 Year Bloggerversary

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

Dress (sold out) similar | Belt (vintage) similar | Shoes (sold out) similar | Lippie (shades Mauve Outta Here & Don’t Blink Pink)

To be completely honest, I am always a little fuzzy on the exact anniversary of when Dash of Jazz began. The first posts went up on January 4, 2015 but, for some reason, January 6th sticks in my head. So, the whole first week of January is up for grabs, haha! We’re going with the 5th this year, right smack dab between the two. Maybe I’ll get it together by next year. I am so grateful that y’all actually come to this little corner of the internet to check out what I share. It’s humbling and exciting, and I never get tired of hearing feedback from when you try a recipe or have a question about a product or tip. And I don’t think I ever will. To kick off year 3 of blogging, I thought I’d share a few (3) lessons it has taught me so far and, of course, a cake recipe! Because a celebration is not really a celebration without cake, right? Right! First up are the lessons learned then we’ll get into the recipe. There’s a bit of scrolling involved in today’s post but there’s cake at the end so it’s worth it. 🙂

  1. Have Faith: My faith in God has been the most major key throughout life but, in relation to blogging, it has helped me feel more capable of doing and learning all it takes to run this site.
  2. Reach Out: Making a conscious effort to reach out to other bloggers (without any motive in mind) was so motivating and helpful. I became part of a fabulous tribe of people who are passionate about sharing creativity and helping others through their blogs. It inspired me and opened the door for some cool collaborations you’ll see here soon.
  3. Consistency is Key: In my second year of blogging I went from one post per week to two and then even as many as five around the holidays. Additionally, I got more intentional about my social media sharing and asked questions in order to better understand what it is y’all want to see. I definitely saw a difference in not only the quality of my content but your response to it!

Now, let’s dive into this cake. For once, it isn’t a naked cake, y’all! I was inspired to make it when I got my first-ever box from Mary’s Secret Ingredients, which is a quarterly subscription box service that sends healthy gourmet products to your doorstep. The packaging is so cute and there’s a sweet, personal message from Mary as well as recipe inspiration since she is a chef herself. As a blogger that focuses on food, I get to test lots of different meals and related products and services but what stood out to me about Mary’s and encouraged me to share it with y’all is that the company sponsors Feed the Children. So, when you order a box, you’re supporting that cause, which I love.

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

You can view previous boxes from Mary’s Secret Ingredient and, if you decide to order an upcoming box, be sure to use the discount code “TRYMSI” specifically for Dash of Jazz readers, to try it out on the cheap! I unboxed this particular one live in my Instagram stories (which, if you aren’t following yet, you totally should!) but will also show you what the box and contents look like below.

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

The two items that caught my eye for this cake were the cute, and slightly strange-looking cake cutter, and the lingonberry jam. I thought the jam would be perfect to swirl into a classic vanilla cake and even into the vanilla buttercream frosting. It turned out so well and you can use a different kind of jam if lingonberry isn’t to your taste or you can’t find it. Lingonberry jam is a bit tart–similar in flavor to cranberry and balances out the sweetness of the cake very well. I think this would also be delicious with blueberry flavor!

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

The cake cutter intrigued me and I was nervous that it wouldn’t work with a multi-layer cake like the one I made but, thankfully, it was up to the task. It’s a cool all-in-one design, however, the perfectionist in me prefers straight lines when cutting cake so the curvy shape that allows you to cut and lift with ease didn’t work out for me aesthetically. One plus is that it cuts more moderate slices than I might so if you need some help with portion control, this is your cake tool.

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary | Dash of Jazz

I’m very grateful for the opportunity to share this and other recipes and ideas with y’all each week. Let me know in the comments if you try this one out or decide to subscribe to Mary’s Secret Ingredient. Thanks for reading!

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In partnership with Mary’s Secret Ingredient. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Berry Swirl Cake
Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cake
Frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cake
Frosting
Berry Swirl Cake + 2nd Bloggerversary
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, and sea salt in a large bowl.
  2. Mix milk, butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in another bowl. Add wet to dry and mix well.
  3. Divide batter evenly into three round, 9-inch pans. Swirl jam through batter.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Meanwhile, beat together frosting ingredients, adding milk last. If desired, swirl some more lingonberry jam into the frosting after it's mixed.
  5. Once cake is baked, cool layers completely then frost.
Recipe Notes

Recipe by Jazzmine of Dash of Jazz

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28 Comments

  1. Happy two year bloggerversary!! As a semi-new blogger I love these tips. Consistency is definitely key!

    Umm that cake looks amazing btw..definitely making that.

    Xoxo Amber

  2. Ana Bazquez

    This looks so pretty and like it taste delicious!

  3. Congrats on your two years and that cake looks so good. Also some good advice on reaching out to other bloggers, I need to do more of that.

  4. OMG, I thought this was going to be for a kid, and it’s your blog cake? You are my HERO! Now I want to make my blog a cake!! Happy Blogiversary!

  5. Congrats on your two years, my talented friend (and fellow Jaz)! Always look forward to your posts!

    1. Jazz

      Thank you so much! I always look forward to yours, too. 🙂

  6. Congratulations on two years of blogging, what an accomplishment! I love that this cake is made with lingonberry jam, my husband’s family is Norwegian and lingonberries are big in their traditions. It’s so wonderful that Mary’s subscription box supports Feed the Children, I love businesses that give back like this.

  7. cvnxena

    Happy Bloggerversary! two years is a fab achievement, I love this cake too, I haven’t heard of this subscription service and definitely one we would enjoy!

  8. lovelysilvia

    Two year is such an accomplishment congrats! That cake looks super delicious and your outfit is so cute!

  9. Happy. Bloggerversary. I love that cake cutter.

  10. You’re the second blogger I’ve heard talking about Lingonberry lately. Now I have to try it. Your cake looks delicious and GORGEOUS with the berry swirls. And that cake cutter, get out of here!!! I need one NOW!

  11. Happy 2 Year Anniversary! What a exciting time !

    With Love Rochelle
    http://www.withloverochelle.com

  12. Congrats on 2 years! That is a huge accomplishment! I agree with number 3, consistency is key and the hardest part! However, that cake especially that server looked awesome!

  13. Congrats on two years! That cake looks and sounds so delicious! I love how you matched it up with your dress, which is so pretty by the way!

  14. happy bloggerversary (loving that word btw) . That cake looks awesome 🙂 I just started my blog but i’m loving the connection with other bloggers 🙂

  15. Happy blogiversary! Can we talk about how GORGEOUS your dress is, by the way?! It matches your cake perfectly! 🙂

  16. Ok that cake is totally gorgeous and looks delicious! Plus your dress is stunning (and so are you!!!!) LOVE it! Happy blogiversary!

  17. That cake looks so delish and I love how well it coordinates with your dress! 😉 I have never heard of Mary’s Secret Ingredient box. Now I have to check them out!

  18. Beautiful cake and happy blogiversary!

  19. Yay! Congrats on your blog’s birthday!! Wishing you many more successes in the upcoming year! By the way, this floral dress is so beautiful!

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  20. Lauren Sheriff

    Omg this cake looks amazing! And your outfit is so pretty! I love it!!

    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

  21. Happy blog birthday! Mine is around this same time too! Yay us! I love how easy you made this look! Wow it looks so delicious and fantastic! And, i’ve seen a lot of those cake cutters! I need to get one!

  22. Congrats on your blogiversary!! This cake looks delicious and I love your dress!!!!

  23. Happy 2nd bloggerversary, Jazz! Thanks for the Berry Swirl Cake recipe. I love the part where you said that Consistency is Key. I’ve been blogging for 3 years now and I have never been consistent to when I should publish my new post, etc. This year, I like to be consistent. 🙂

  24. That cake looks amazing. You are making me want some really bad now. I wish I had a slice of that one.

  25. Omg 2 years!!!! Such an amazing milestone to reach!!!! I’m loving your cake to!!! So cute

  26. Congratulations on two years!!!! Your tips are spot on for continued growth on your blog. I definitely need to add this recipe to my pinterest right now!!

  27. Happy blogiversary! By the way, that cake looks simply scrumptious. I also love your dress – so pretty!

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