A Strawberries and Cream Cake Recipe for Spring

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The spring RV season is fully underway, and that means campground get-together are in the near future. This mouthwatering recipe for strawberries and cream cake is the only dessert recipe you’ll need to wow your friends and family at the campsite this spring and summer.

What you’ll need:

For the cake:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 cups flour, plus an additional 3 tablespoons
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry Jell-O mix (dry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup chopped strawberries

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

For the topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar

Baking instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan. 
  2. Beat the room temperature butter with a hand mixer until creamy, slowly stir in the sugar until fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then mix in the butter mixture with the freshly-squeezed lemon juice and buttermilk. 
  4. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and cornstarch together three times. Sift in the Jell-O mix, baking soda and salt. 
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat slowly until combined. 
  6. Chop the strawberries finely and add them into the mixture. Pour the batter evenly into the pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. Cool the cake for 1 hour, then chill in the refrigerator for an additional hour.

To create the frosting:

  1. Beat the softened butter and cream cheese until creamy. Beat in the vanilla, then slowly beat in the powdered sugar until creamy. Frost the cake.

For the topping: 

  • Stir the sliced strawberries and sugar together in a medium bowl, then let them stand for 30 minutes. Add them to the cake when serving. 

Find your dream RV, with a full-equipped kitchen, for an unbeatable spring price right here at Pan Pacific RV in California

Experience Affordable Luxury in the Keystone Hideout

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Travelers seeking the ultimate escape from the stresses of life will love traveling in the new Keystone Hideout. The Keystone Hideout line is designed to offer a variety of the industry’s top luxuries, spacious layouts and convenient outdoor features for an unbelievably affordable price. Award-winning quality, sophisticated decors and an abundance of safety features ensure that you can start living your dream RV lifestyle the moment you tow the Hideout off our lot.

2016 Keystone Hideout Floorplans

The 2016 Keystone Hideout is available in Single Axle, Travel Trailer, LHS and Fifth Wheel models. There are 37 total Hideout floorplans available, which means you’re guaranteed to find one that feels like it was made for you. Travelers can opt for a more compact layout with a queen bed, booth dinette, galley kitchen and spacious full bath or a number of more full-time travel floorplans.

They Keystone Hideout can even be purchased with two full bedrooms, two bathrooms, a residential kitchen, an outdoor kitchen and everything you need to live on the road year-round. It doesn’t matter which RV lifestyle you’re seeking, there’s a 2016 Keystone Hideout to suit your needs.

Top-Quality Features Inside and Out

The 2016 Keystone Hideout is loaded with high-end features, so you don’t have to spend extra to get the amenities you desire. Travelers enjoy interior surround sound speakers, HD LED TVs, a hidden laundry chute, a high-rise kitchen faucet, residential cabinetry, a systems monitor panel, pleated shades in the living area, a tub surround, a 6-cubic-foot refrigerator and a long list of additional features that make life on the road easier than ever before.

The exterior of the RV is equipped with a full walk on roof, E-Coated wheels, rain gutters with down spouts, hose storage in the bumper, four heavy-duty stabilizer jacks, a lighted adjustable power awning, outdoor speakers and numerous other touches that make time outside just as comfortable as inside.

Stop in and tour a number of new Keystone Hideout models right here at the Pan Pacific RV Centers in French Camp, Morgan Hill and Sacramento.

May Events You Must Visit in California

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It already feels like summer here in California, and that’s because the outdoor events and festivals are already in full swing. Fire up your RV and cruise to the Golden State for these must-visit events happening across California this May.

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

Enjoy the best Cinco de Mayo celebration in the state in a town that isn’t far from the border. San Diego’s Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo celebration will take place May 6, 7 and 8, and will feature live music on multiple stages, two beer gardens, a children’s area, a petting zoo, an equestrian show, dancers, a market with more than 100 vendors and so much more. If you’re looking for the best Mexican entertainment, food and drinks this May, there’s no better place to look than the Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The Oxnard California Strawberry Festival

Nothing quite says spring like deliciously sweet strawberries. The Oxnard California Strawberry Festival, held on May 21 and 22, is the ultimate celebration of the fruit with more than 20 live music acts, a strawberry pie eating contest, a strawberry relay race, numerous other contests, award-winning arts and crafts, a kids area, delicious strawberry eats and so much more. The festival will be held in the Strawberry Meadows of College Park, and admission is just $12 for adults.

Anaheim Greek Festival

Can’t make it to Oxnard for the California Strawberry Festival? Head to the Anaheim Greek Festival instead. This massive celebration of Greek culture will be held on May 20, 21 and 22, until 10 p.m., each day. Visitors will enjoy a massive street fair, tons of home-cooked Greek eats, festive costumes, dancing, live music, craft vendors, Zorba’s Kidz Zone, and plenty of fun for the entire family. Admission to the event is just $3 per person.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at the Pan Pacific RV Centers in French Camp, Morgan Hill and Sacramento when you’re cruising throughout California in your RV this spring.