Strawberry Lemonade Cake

Ingredients:

For the Fresh Strawberry Lemonade Cake:

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
2 3/4 cups cake flour (2 1/2 cups AP flour + 1/4 cup cornstarch)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon strawberry extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Zest of two lemons
3-9 drops red food coloring (optional)
40 small fresh ripe strawberries, trimmed

For the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
5-7 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

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