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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Strawberry Cake

Our Easter Sunday Strawberry Cake.  I had to guard the last piece of cake so I could bring it home to my husband.  I just went with a simple frosting design.

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting and Strawberry puree filling.

Strawberry Cake
24 ounces strawberries, hulled (if frozen, thawed) = you need 3/4 cup puree
2 tsp sugar - to go with the strawberry puree
1/4 cup milk
6 egg whites, or 4 whole eggs
1 Tbs vanilla
2 and 1/4 cup cake flour
1 and 3/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 and 1/2 stick) butter, softened.

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Combine cake four, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.  Puree strawberries with 2 tsp sugar.  Add 3/4 cup strawberry puree and milk alternating dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mix.  Mix to combine all ingredients.  Bake 350 degrees around 25 minutes.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
3/4 cup butter (1 and 1/2 sticks)
4 oz cream cheese (1/2 a packet)
3 - 4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup strawberry puree
1 tsp vanilla

Cake Filling
Whatever is left of the Strawberry puree.