Fresh Strawberry Cake

Fresh Strawberry Cake

Fresh Strawberry Cake

05.05.2015

This was the cake I wanted for Mothers Day…so I made it for myself and 5 days early. I’m always looking for a reason to make cake, can you tell? This cake is perfect for any holiday but it’s also perfect just to celebrate any summer day.

Do you know anyone who doesn’t love the fresh strawberries and cream combination? So when you combine them together along with some tangy cream cheese and add it to the top of a sweet vanilla cake you know it’s got to be good, and oh how it is! I had to hurry and take giant slices to my neighbors or I would have just dove into the whole cake and never known when to stop. It is creamy, dreamy, fluffy heavenly cake and I most definitely loved it! Happy Mothers day to me lol :)! But really, Happy Mothers Day to all you Mom’s out there!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (370g) cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (8 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup (390g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups milk (anything but skim)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup (125g) powdered sugar, divided
  • 8 oz cream cheese, left at room temperature until partially softened (about 20 - 30 minutes)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 lbs strawberries, hulled and sliced into pieces slightly under 1/2-inch
  • Sliced strawberries for decorating (optional)
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy