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Strawberry Cake with a strawberry cream cheese frosting | NoBiggie.net

Fresh Strawberry Cake

When strawberries are in season, you have to make this cake!

Author Kami - NoBiggie.net

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 3/4 cups mashed strawberries
  • 3 oz. strawberry jello
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 drops strawberry oil flavoring (or 1 tsp strawberry extract)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder'
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 package of cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup strawberries crushed
  • 5 drops strawberry flavored oil (or 1 tsp strawberry extract)
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease 2 9"cake pans and line with parchment paper.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add strawberries, the gelatin mixture and strawberry oil.
  5. Add eggs one at a time.
  6. In a medium bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  7. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until just combined.
  8. Divide between prepared cake pans.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
  11. Mix all the frosting ingredients together while the cake is baking. You can thin the frosting out with milk if it’s too thick.
  12. Assemble the cake, frosting in between the two layers and all around. Garnish with fresh strawberries and serve.