Delicious Strawberry Cake {from scratch}

April Craven

By
@ApelC

I needed to find a strawberry cake recipe that was a layer cake and was totally from scratch to make for a friend's birthday...the frosting takes a little while to make but is totally worth it; tastes like strawberry ice cream!


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Serves:

10 - 12

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

3/4 c
strawberry puree, at room temperature
1/4 c
milk, at room temp.
6 large
egg whites, at room temp.
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2 1/4 c
cake flour, sifted
1 3/4 c
sugar
4 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1 1/2 stick
butter, softened

STRAWBERRY PUREE

24 oz
frozen strawberries w/ sugar

FROSTING - MAKES ABOUT 5 CUPS

4 large
egg whites
1 1/4 c
granulated white sugar
3 stick
butter at room temp.
1 1/2 c
strawberry puree

Directions Step-By-Step

1
STRAWBERRY PUREE:
Thaw frozen strawberries and pour into a strainer placed over a bowl and let sit. Lightly toss occasionally to remove any pockets of excess liquid. Reserve the liquid for another use or discard. Place strawberries in a food processor or blender and puree. You may also use fresh strawberries - hull, slice and sprinkle with a few tsp. of sugar and cover at room temp. for a few hours until juicy and puree. Makes approximately 1 1/4 cups.
2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 8 inch pans; line the outside with foil or use bake even strips and use baking spray w/flour on the inside.
3
In a small bowl combine strawberry puree, egg whites and vanilla. Mix with a fork until well blended.
4
In bowl of stand mixer, add sifted flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix to combine. Continue beating at slow speed and add butter. Mix until combined and resembling moist crumbs.
5
Add liquids and beat at medium speed for about 1 minute or until fully and evenly combined. Stop mixer to scrape down sides of bowl and hand beat for 30 more seconds.
6
Divide batter evenly among pans and smooth tops.
7
Bake for about 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake rest in pans for 10 minutes, turn out onto wire racks and cool completely {about 2 hours}.
8
FROSTING DIRECTIONS:
9
Place egg whites and sugar in a heat proof mixer bowl {I use the bowl from my stand mixer}set over a pot of simmering water. Whisk until sugar dissolves and mixtures reaches 160 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and attach to stand mixer {a stand mixer is STRONGLY recommended for this recipe!}.
10
Whisk until mixture resembles shaving cream. Add butter 1 tablespoon at a time mixing well in between each addition.
11
Add strawberry puree. Beat until smooth.
12
DON'T FREAK OUT WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S NOT COMING TOGETHER!!! JUST KEEP BEATING IT :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts