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Strawberry Cake Recipe

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A homemade strawberry cake brings back memories of childhood. It’s about the ripe strawberries, the kitchen warmth, and sharing with loved ones. This cake stands out for its true strawberry taste. It uses fresh strawberry puree to make a soft, moist cake full of real fruit flavor, not fake stuff.

Strawberry Cake Recipe

The frosting is special too. It has freeze-dried strawberry “dust” for a unique touch. This Strawberry Layer Cake gets better with each bite, showing how much love went into making it.

Are you all about real flavors and making happy moments? Watch the video below to learn how to make this cake.

Introduction to My Strawberry Cake Recipe

Creating the best strawberry cake needed fresh, juicy strawberries at its heart. I found the key was in reducing pureed strawberries. By boiling the puree, the real strawberry cake batter got full of flavor.

I wanted my strawberry cake from scratch to be as good as special recipes. I learned from making mimosa cupcakes and a Guinness chocolate cake. They both use strong liquids for taste.

I made my cake special by boiling the fresh strawberry puree. It tastes like real fruit and has a soft, pink look. Adding a little food coloring makes it look even better.

“The secret lies in capturing the essence of the strawberries by meticulous reduction, ensuring every bite bursts with flavor.”

My Strawberry Cake is more than a sweet treat. It shows using nature and skill can make something great. The cake is a celebration of strawberry perfection. It tastes like summer, naturally.

Ingredients Needed for the Perfect Strawberry Cake

Creating the perfect strawberry cake involves selecting the finest ingredients. Let’s start with the strawberry cake ingredients themselves:

  • 2 cups of cake flour for a tender crumb
  • Fresh strawberries, hulled and pureed
  • 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, for richness
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 room-temperature egg whites for the cake’s structure
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk for moisture and density

The strawberry puree adds flavor and color to the batter. The cream cheese frosting with fresh and freeze-dried strawberries is a perfect match to the cake.

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup finely ground freeze-dried strawberries for an intense flavor kick

From the cake flour to fresh strawberries, these premium ingredients make the cake moist and flavorful. You can even add food coloring to make it look nicer. But, the natural look from the strawberry puree is often enough. Have fun making this cake for your special day!

Steps to Prepare Your Strawberry Cake

Start by making fresh strawberry puree. It makes the cake full of delicious flavor. When the puree is cool, mix it into a white cake batter.

Make sure your cake pans are ready before you bake. Grease them and line with parchment. This helps the cakes come out easily. Evenly pour the batter into the pans. Bake until they are golden and fluffy. Let the cakes cool completely.

The frosting gets its yummyness from strawberry powder. I add this “strawberry dust” to cream cheese frosting. It makes the frosting tangy and sweet, perfect for the cake.

Now it’s time to put the cake together. Frost and stack the cake layers neatly. Add the strawberry filling between the layers. This makes a cake that looks and tastes amazing. With these steps, you’ll make a Strawberry Cake that’s perfect for any party.


How do I achieve a rich, natural strawberry flavor in my cake?

Cooking fresh strawberry puree makes the flavor stronger. When you heat it, the taste gets more powerful. This is better than using fake flavors.

What enhances the flavor of homemade strawberry frosting?

A: Strawberry dust from freeze-dried strawberries makes the frosting tastier. It gives a great flavor and pretty color to the frosting.

Which ingredients are essential for the perfect Strawberry Cake?

You need fresh strawberries, cake flour, unsalted butter, and more. Freeze-dried strawberries are important for the frosting.

Can I use food coloring to enhance the cake’s color?

Adding food coloring is okay for a better look. But, the strawberry puree alone makes the cake look pink.

How should I prepare the cake pans for baking?

Grease the pans and put parchment paper in them. This helps the cakes come out easily and stay in shape.

What steps are involved in making the Strawberry Cake batter?

First, make the strawberry puree thicker. Then add it to the cake batter. Use regular cake ingredients with the puree. This makes the cake smell and taste like fresh strawberries.

How do I assemble the Strawberry Cake?

After cooling the layers, put strawberry frosting on one. Add another layer on top. Keep doing this and finish with frosting all around. Make sure to cover every layer well for the best taste.

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Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.