Strawberry Valentine Cake

Strawberry Valentine Cake
Strawberry Valentine Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

38

minutes

SERVINGS

1

cake

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

38

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Ingredients

  • Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cup flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 10 tbl soft butter

  • 1 1/3 cup sugar

  • 2 tsp strawberry extract

  • 2 large egg whites + 2 whole eggs

  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk

  • Strawberry Meringue Buttercream:

  • 10 oz frozen, halfed strawberries (thawed)

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 5 large egg whites (room temperature)

  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

  • 2 sticks butter, softened

  • 4 drops red food coloring

  • Filling:

  • Diced strawberries

  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves

Directions

Cake: Mix dry, beat butter, sugar and extract until fluffy. Beat in egg whites and whole eggs until smooth. Add flour and buttermilk (alternately). Beat 3 minutes, divide and bake for 38-40 minutes at 350. Let cool. Buttercream: Puree strawberries and syrup. Boil at low for 8 minutes. Let cool completely. In a pan boil 1 cup sugar and water until 240 (for about 5 minutes). Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks. Add 1/4 cup sugar to stiff peaks. Pour in syrup in thin stream. Mix to high and beat to thick and glossy, allow to completely cool (about 6 minutes). Combine butter, strawberry puree, food color and beat with a spatula. Fold in meringue and refridgerate for 1 hour. 1/2 (horizontally) each cake.

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