I have a slight dislike and LOVE for my kids birthday. Dislike because they are getting older and closer to being adults. That is just a depressing thought for me. So we are going to stop talking about that RIGHT NOW! Okay, Moving on.
I love birthday time because I get to create a new cake and design it anyway my kids desire. I may not be a huge fan of some of the flavors they want me to make. But this isn’t my birthday, so I do what they like. Which brings me to Samantha’s birthday cake this year. She loves strawberry cake and I never knew just how much until now. I have never made this cake and I must admit that I wasn’t very hopeful.
The first thing I did was hit Pinterest for some awesome ideas. I was quite concerned that I would get a bad batch of strawberries which would destroy the flavor of my cake. I then stumbled across a recipe that hit right on my issue. The recipe called for frozen strawberries. I learned that you should always use frozen strawberries because the taste will remain consistent.
Often times the cake batter will call for gelatin but I chose to go without it in my recipe. Not for any particular reason, just didn’t want to use it. Also please note how I always place parchment paper at the bottom of the pans. This is a must for me because I have been known for not greasing my pans enough, which will cause your batter to stick.
Ingredients For a 3 Layer Cake
Preheat Oven 325 degrees
Bake for 25-30 minutes
- 3 Cups Flour
- 2 1/4 Cups Sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 3/4 Tbsp salt
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 2 Cups Strawberries
- 3/4 Cups Oil
- 4 Eggs
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 16 Ounces Cream Cheese ( (2) 8-ounce packs)
- 3 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 1 Cup Sugar
Whip the cream cheese, Vanilla, and Sugar. Slowly add heavy whipping cream. Whip Until stiff peaks form.
Please Watch the Video Below for step by step process.
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