Fresh Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Icing
This is the real deal! After scouring my all my cookbooks and countless recipes online, I developed a recipe for homemade strawberry cake, no gelatin required! This cake has a wonderful, fresh strawberry taste similar to the flavor combination of strawberry shortcake in a delicate pink layer cake. The color and the flavor are subtle yet delicious. No neon pink here! Just fantastic strawberry flavor. I served this at my daughter's sixth birthday with friends and family and everyone loved it, describing it as 'bakery quality'.
Recipe Summary test
You can use frozen, thawed strawberries instead of fresh.
You can use milk instead of heavy cream.
This can be made into 24 cupcakes instead of a layer cake. Adjust baking time accordingly.
The strawberry extract and the puree can be tweaked based on flavor preferences. Red dye may be added to give more color without affecting the flavor.