How wonderful is strawberries and cream cheese? This is a new twist from "Dessert First, Dinner Later". My son continues to surprise me with new desserts, hope you like this one. I tweaked it a little. You know how us old cooks are?
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a 9 inch round pan with a removable bottom, with a round piece of parchment paper. Spray a little cooking spray under parchment paper to hold it in place.
2PREPARE STRAWBERRY FILLING:
Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl, combine well.
Mix chopped strawberries with the 3 Tbsp sugar in a small sauce pan. Cook over LOW heat stirring until sugar melts and strawberries have released their juice. About 5 minutes. ADD: Cornstarch mixture, stir until well combined. Stir another two minutes until it has thickened. Remove from heat and Cool to room temperature while you prepare the rest of the cake.
3PREPARE CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
Use a hand mixer and a medium size bowl. Beat cream cheese on medium speed for 30 seconds, or until smooth. Add in the 1/4 cup of sugar and egg. Beat until well combined. SET ASIDE.
4PREPARE THE CAKE:
Combine 2 cups of flour, 3/4 cup sugar, Cut in the cold butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Measure out 3/4 cup of the crumbs and set aside. Add the baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the remaining flour mixture. Gently stir to combine.
5IN ANOTHER BOWL: Wisk sour cream, egg, and vanilla extract until well blended. Add this wet mixture to the dry flour mixture just until incorporated, it will be thick and lumpy, scrape sides of bowl as needed.
6ASSEMBLE THE CAKE AND BAKE IT:
Spread the cake batter in the prepared pan, coming up the sides and forming a border and leaving a well in the center. Pour cream cheese mixture in the center over cake batter being careful not to go beyond the cake batter. Spread the Strawberry filling on top of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle the reserved 3/4 cup of crumbs over Strawberry Filling.
7In a preheated 350 degree F. oven bake cake 50-60 minutes until center is set and doesn't jiggle.
COOL in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes before removing sides of pan. Chill.