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Fresh Strawberry Cake

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Fresh Strawberry Cake

Fresh Strawberry Cake

Diana Rattray
This strawberry cake is topped with a delicious strawberry cream cheese frosting for a fabulous spring or summertime dessert.
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Yield: 30

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mashed strawberries
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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, stir before measuring
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • pinch salt
  • 3 to 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup mashed strawberries, excess juice drained

Preparation:

Heat oven to 375°. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan.

Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.

In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and blend well.

Slowly beat about 1/3 of the flour mixture into the creamed mixture with half of the strawberries. Beat in another 1/3 of the flour mixture and the remaining strawberries. Blend in the remaining flour mixture and beat until smooth.

Spread in the baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched with a finger. Cool on a rack; frost with cream cheese frosting.

Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the salt, 3 cups of confectioners' sugar, and strawberries. Add more confectioners' sugar, as needed, until thick enough to spread. Frost and store cake in the refrigerator until serving time. Makes enough for a 13x9-inch cake.

 

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 4 out of 5
Beautiful Cake, Member vsvitavalo

This cake turned out wonderfully, the fresh strawberries gave it a full flavor. I added a bit of red coloring to the batter for a pretty pinkish look (obviously not necessary). My only comment would be for the icing, it didn't come out as thick as hoped even after adding a bit more sugar than the suggested amount. I have a feeling my strawberries where perhaps a bit too juicy and liquified the mix too much. Otherwise it tasted wonderful and complements this fluffy cake really well!

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