This is a light, fluffy, layer cake with a definite strawberry flavor. Decorate with fresh strawberry slices.



Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
25 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 9-inch layer cake


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

  • Combine milk, vinegar, and vanilla extract in another bowl.

  • Beat sugar and lard together in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and beat to combine. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk mixture and strawberry puree, making 3 dry and 2 wet additions. Beat for 1 minute. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.

  • Drop cake pans 2 to 3 times on the countertop to break any air bubbles.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centers of the cakes comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto the rack to cool completely, 15 to 30 minutes more.

  • Ice cooled cake using vanilla frosting between the layers and on the top and sides.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute shortening for lard, if desired.

You can use any kind of vanilla buttercream frosting that you'd like, including homemade.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 72.1g 23% DV; fat 16g 25% DV; cholesterol 40.2mg 13% DV; sodium 446.2mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I had leftover strawberry puree so I added it to the vanilla frosting. Big frosting was no longer frosting but a glaze. Best mistake I've made. It was absolutely delicious. The cake was light and very fluffy with a faint strawberry taste. The vanilla/strawberry puree frosting took it to another level.Next time I make this, I will make the same mistake and add strawberry puree to the vanilla frosting!! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More