Homemade Strawberry Cake
Here's a homemade strawberry cake recipe that is moist, fluffy and delicious. Your friends and family will be begging you for this recipe. Please read the directions carefully first before assembling the ingredients.
- Easy Strawberry Frosting:
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 (3oz pkg) strawberry Jello
- 1 cup homemade unsalted butter, room temperature
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 2-3/4 cup cake flour
- 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
- 1 TBS pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, pureed
- fresh strawberries, sliced for topping the cake
- 1 stick butter, at room temperature
- 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Butter three 8 inch cake pans and dust the inside with flour and tap out excess. Line the bottom of the pans with wax or parchment paper. Put the cake pans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
In two small bowls, separate the egg whites and the yolks. Whip the egg whites into soft peaks; set aside. Measure out 3 or so cups of the cake flour and sift. THEN measure out the 2-3/4 cups of flour needed for this recipe. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and jello until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing well.
Combine flour and baking powder; and stir in alternating with the milk. Blend in 1/2 cup of the strawberry puree and vanilla. Now fold in the egg whites.
Divide the batter evenly into the cake pans. I raise the cake pans about 8" to 1 foot from the counter and let it drop to remove the air bubbles. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool for 15 minutes and remove from the pans.
Place one of the cakes on your cake plate and before putting the other cake on top before frosting; spread the remaining 1/2 cup strawberry puree between the two cakes.
For Strawberry Frosting:
Whip the butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time; mixing for 1 minute after each addition. Stir in the strawberries. Now it's ready to frost the cake.
Slice some strawberries and place on the top of the frosting. Melt some chocolate in the microwave and drizzle over the strawberries. Delish. Beautiful presentation and tastes even better.
For this homemade strawberry cake recipe, I usually ice the cake with a fluffy and light frosting. You may use a whipped cream cheese frosting; both work beautifully.