Fresh strawberry cake

Fresh Strawberry Cake Recipe: A Summertime Delight

Introducing the delightful recipe for a Fresh Strawberry Cake, a dessert that encapsulates the essence of summer in every bite. This delectable creation marries the vibrant sweetness of ripe strawberries with the tender embrace of a moist cake, resulting in a culinary masterpiece that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. With a balanced fusion of flavors and textures, this dessert embodies the epitome of seasonal indulgence. As we embark on this culinary journey, let us unravel the intricacies of crafting a dessert that is both delightful and visually captivating, all while maintaining a rich tapestry of linguistic elegance, avoiding interjections, dangling modifiers, and colloquialisms to ensure a smooth and refined discourse.



4 1/2 cups cake flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup + 2 tablespoons butter room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs + 1 egg white
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange extract optional
3/4 cup + 6 tablespoons milk

Strawberry Frosting

3 cups heavy cream
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2-3 pints strawberries finely chopped (= about 2 cups chopped strawberries)



Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare 3, 9-inch round cake pans by spraying liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
Sift together cake flour, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy. Slowly add the eggs and mix well until combined.
Stir in sour cream, vanilla and optional orange extract, and mix well until combined.
Scrape the sides of the bowl and add half of the flour mixture. Stir until fully incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl again and stir in the milk.
Add the remaining flour, and stir until the flour is fully incorporated. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and give it one last stir.
Divide the batter into 3 prepared, round baking pans.
Bake in 325 degree oven for about 35 minutes. Cakes are done when tops spring back with a light touch, or a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before turning over onto a plate or baking rack.


In your stand mixer with the whisk attachment, (or with a hand held mixer) beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks are formed. Set aside, preferably in the fridge. (If you have two bowls for your stand mixer, leave it in the bowl, if not, transfer to another bowl before placing in the fridge). *NOTE – use a chilled bowl and paddle to help keep the cream cool.
Fit the paddle attachment on your mixer and beat cream cheese on high until light and fluffy, scraping the sides a couple of times. Add the vanilla and sugar and beat on medium until fully incorporated.
Stir in chopped strawberries on low speed. Remove the bowl from the mixer. Gently fold in the whipped cream with a spatula until well combined.


Place the first cake layer on your serving platter and frost just the top with the strawberry frosting (about 1/2″ or so thick). Repeat with the next two layers, then frost the sides with an offset spatula (the long and skinny kind). Smooth top and sides until even, then top with sliced strawberries for garnish, if desired.


This cake should be refrigerated until ready to serve.
You can make this recipe into cupcakes. It will make 36-40 as is. If you only need 24 cupcakes, slide the servings slider to 8 servings and use those measurements. Bake time will vary, but should take approx. 20 minutes.
For a 9×13-inch baking dish, slide the servings slider to 8 servings and use those measurements. Bake for approx. 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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