Monday, July 16, 2012

Strawberries & Cream Cake


In a past Tout It Tuesday, Natural Mothers Network shared her Queen's Jubilee Strawberry Cake.  When I needed to make a dessert for one of our monthly Family Dinners, I knew this was perfect! Though I did change it up a bit since it turned out I didn't have any almonds in the pantry.

It was a huge hit and I will definitely be making this again!

Strawberries & Cream Cake
Adapted from: Natural Mothers Network

Ingredients

    10 oz  sugar
    6 oz unsalted butter
    6 eggs
    12 oz plain/all purpose flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    pinch salt
    15 fl oz double cream
    2 tbsp sifted powdered sugar
    7 oz strawberries
    2 non-stick cake pans
    cake-stand

Directions
For the cakes
  • Pre-heat oven to 350F
  • Take your cake pans and grease and flour them
  • Whisk the sugar and eggs together until the consistency is light and fluffy
  • Melt the butter in the microwave (only put in for 30 seconds at a time)
  • Allow the butter to cool while you combine the baking powder, flour, and salt together in a medium bowl
  • Fold dry mixture, gradually, into the sugar and egg mixture
  • Once combined, fold butter into the mixture
  • Divide the cake mixture between the 2 cake pans
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool slighly before removing it from the cake pans
  • Place on wire rack to cool
For whipped cream
  • Next whip cream and sifted powdered sugar so it thickens to a stiff consistency
  • Set aside until you put everything together
Putting it all together
  • Cut your strawberries in half, making sure to save some of the best ones for the top
  • Once the cakes have cooled completely, make sure they will fit on your cake stand.  I needed to trim the cakes to fit better on my cake stand so I used the bottom of my tart pan to make sure the 2 cakes were the same size
  • Slice each cake into 2 thin layers
  • Place the one cake layer on your cake stand and spread a layer of whipped cream
  • Top with strawberries, pressing them gently into the whipped cream
  • Place a thin layer of whipped cream on top of the strawberry layer
  • Place another cake layer on top of the thin whipped cream layer and spread a layer of whipped cream
  • Top with strawberries, pressing them gently into the whipped cream
  • Place a thin layer of whipped cream on top of the strawberry layer
  • Place another cake layer on top of the thin whipped cream layer
  • Top with a thicker layer of whipped cream.
  • Decorate top with the prettiest strawberries 
Enjoy!

We decided not to use the 4th cake layer in the cake so we cut it up into cubes and tossed it with cut up fresh strawberries and the last bit of whipped cream. It was delicious!

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17 comments:

  1. That looks delicious and so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! It was amazingly delicious. If you need a "showstopper" dessert, this is it.

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  2. I should not have seen this cake so early in the morning :)
    It looks soooooo good

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    1. Thank you. And there is never a good reason to not have dessert with your coffee - just call it "coffee cake!" :-)

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  3. This looks so delicious!! You did such a great job!!

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    1. Thank you! I was so happy with how it turned out.

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    1. It definitely was a tasty treat! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. This looks absolutely delicious. Great work!

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  6. Beautiful cake. You did a great job. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/face-cleansing-oil-and-wednesdays.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  7. Mmm, this looks divine! And your picture is fantastic too! I'll have to try it out. When I do, I'll feature it on my blog and be sure to refer back to you :) New follower!

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  8. Wow - this looks fantastic! New follower too and hope you will stop by to see me! Have a great week!

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  9. This looks wonderful!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party...still has 4 days left. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/07/tasty-thursdays-1.html

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  10. I think your dessert is gorgeous too. I would love if you would share it on foodie friday today.

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  11. That looks professional! It would be the perfect thing for a summer party.

    Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up tonight!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  12. I love a real cake that has only fresh ingredients! Looks fantastic. Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

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