Delicious Strawberry Birthday Cake!

Here is another delicious recipe for birthday cake! Give this strawberry cake a try at your next party and let us know what you think! The recipe was adapted from a recipe at All Recipes found here.

Ingredients for Cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar or stevia in the raw
  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs (room temperature) separated into egg whites and egg yolks
  • 2 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature (consider swapping out for low-fat milk or fat-free milk)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree made from fresh or frozen organic strawberries

Ingredients for Icing:

  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 1 (8 oz.) package light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted or equal measure stevia in the raw
  • 1/3 cup strawberry puree made from fresh or frozen organic strawberries

OR

  • 2 packages store-bought vanilla or cream cheese frosting
  • 1/3 cup strawberry puree made from fresh or frozen organic strawberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans (or line them with parchment paper to prevent sticking).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar (or stevia) and dry strawberry gelatin until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each.
  4. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the batter alternately with the milk. Blend in vanilla and strawberry puree.
  5. Beat the egg whites in a glass or metal bowl to soft peaks (for about one minute). Gently fold the egg whites into the batter in small batches. Be careful not to over-mix the batter and break the peaks.
  6. Then, divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a small knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Allow cakes to cool in their pans over a wire rack for at least 10 minutes, before tapping out to cool completely.
  9. After the cakes have cooled, frost between the layers, on the sides and top of cake. Consider decorating with fresh slices of strawberry and sprinkle with walnuts!
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