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Monday, January 16, 2012

Strawberry Cake With Whipped Strawberry Frosting

                                              
Today I'm posting Strawberry cake which I have made from the scratch. Thanks to the farm fresh strawberries I managed to find, that I could immediately start baking this delicious dessert which neither has any artificial coloring as found in commercial baking shops nor any gelatine. Moreover, this cake has been baked with only strawberry slices as  toppings and I have used strawberry puree along with heavy cream for frosting. Dear Blogger Friends, hope all of you try this one out and come out with results even better than mine.


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1 cup Granulated sugar
*1/2 cup fresh Strawberry puree 
3/4 cup Butter, softened
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
* To make fresh strawberry puree, slice and toss with 1 tbsp sugar and leave them in room temperature for almost an hour. Then place the strawberries in a food processor and puree. For smooth texture, press strawberries through a sieve to remove the seeds.


                                                    


For Frosting:
*Fresh strawberry puree (for smooth texture remove the seeds)
1 cup Heavy whipped cream
1/2 cup Icing sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract


Method:
Pre-heat oven to 325 Degrees. Prepare two 8-inch cake pans, spray and dust with flour. Keep aside.
Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside. Take a large bowl, with the help of hand blender, beat butter and sugar on medium speed till light and fluffy. Add all the wet ingredients into the bowl and mix well. Now with the blender, on low speed, mix dry ingredients and mix until combined. Divide the batter evenly among the two pans and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (time may vary depending on the type and efficiency of your oven). Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Now it's ready for frosting.


                                                                  


For Frosting:
Beat heavy cream at medium speed until soft peaks form, this will take just one minute. Then add sugar, vanilla essence, strawberry puree and beat just until stiff peaks form. Adjust the sweet part, as lot of depend of your strawberry batch.


To assemble the Cake:
Slice the cake in half carefully by either long serrated knife or by running a thread in between. Place the bottom layer and cover with whipped strawberry frosting and carefully level the top of the other cake, and place it directly on top of the frosted one. Now cover the whole cake with the remaining frosting and give a smooth finishing. Decorate with few strawberry slices and keep this in fridge for half and hour before you serve. 


This picture was taken at night so please bear with the poor outcome

                                                                         

63 comments:

  1. done it so perfectly n wonderfully.............fantastic strawberry cake...thanks 4 sharing dear

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  2. Looks yummmm...full of strawberry goodness !!!

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  3. aaha- it looks WOW ; drool worthy bake deepa

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  4. feel like grabbing right out of the picture...please post the picture of the sliced cake!

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  5. Wow thats beautiful. Loved the color....m so tempted...wanna have a slice right away :)

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  6. That's yummy...perfectly done!
    Thanks for the visual treat.
    I will try it soon...

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  7. MArvellous cake, feel like having a slice rite now..prefectly done dear..

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  8. Wow..Yummy one...Thanks for posting

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  9. Cake looks fabulous! Strawberry is one of my favorite flavors.

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  10. Deepa I wanna a piece looks so tempting :)

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  11. I am drooling. Looks so delicious can eat the whole cake myself to hell with diet.

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  12. Awesome cake dear!!!!well presentated....perfection is the main highlight of ths cake

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  13. Beautifully decorated cake and lovely clicks.

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  14. Strawberry Cake luks amaingly awesome.Perfect n Yummy Bake Dear.

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  15. I can't Thank You enough for posting this recipe!

    My niece who will be turning 3 this May, has asked me to make a "Pink - Strawberry Wala Cake" for her birthday. (Yes, she is only 2 and half and already has demands!!!)

    I haven't really searched for any recipe yet but now I don't have to spend my time looking for the recipe... Your cake looks delicious and I am sure she will love it too...

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  16. wow... strawberry cake looks so delicious... perfectly baked...

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  17. looks awesome and so inviting..

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  18. Wow looks so perfect - so professional

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  19. Strawberry cake looks delicious. Love to try them.

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  20. mmm. the cake looks so tempting! Wish I was your neighbor :)

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  21. Looks creamy n marvellous frosting cake dear...

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  22. awesome cake..looks totally yum..

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  23. Wow, nice and yummy rosy cake ... I love it

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  24. Deepa, strawberry cake looks awesome. Perfectly done well.

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  25. It looks so perfect Deepa...loved the cake

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  26. MMmmm...A beautiful bake...looks delicious.

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  27. wow...such a yummmmmy treat to eyes...really very tempting & colorful ...nicely done dear..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  28. looks really pretty & pink! nice idea throwing in some strawberries into the batter :)

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  29. One of my fav cake,strawberry n whipped cream,always a gr8 combo...

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  30. Can't take my eyes off this cake, very beautifully done.

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  31. delicious and mouth watering cake.

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  32. Lovely presentation of a perfectly baked cake.

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  33. That looks totally festive...great job!

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  34. I bought strawberries and they r sleeping in the fridge...Luv to try ur cake...Beautiful and lusicious...

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  35. Cake is super cute. Inside texture and outside frosting everything looks very fine.

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  36. that looks perfect...can i have a piece!?

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  37. Oh..this cake is the killer one...was in my list to do..now I have to try it...cake looks perfect to the core. beautiful

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  38. OMG! You made this cake and frosting from scratch! ...very useful recipe and pretty cake .... makes me crave.

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  39. Nicely baked Deepa.That's definitely a tempting flavor.

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  40. Nicely done !! Will surely win everyone's heart !!!

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  41. very delicious and so beautiful!!!!loved the topping!!! awesome..

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  42. Tempting cake.I am sure it tasted awesome too.

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  43. Mouth watering, yummy and delicious cake.

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  44. how u r deepa....great looking cake and nicely frosted....with the puree the tate is gona be unique

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  45. wow so yummy very delicious looking n love it. and congrats for winning the giveaway at veg platter..

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  46. This is absolute professional work. I wish you were staying close by,I would just knock on your door and grab a slice of that lovely cake.

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  47. I love this cake. Looks so moist and just full of flavor. I like the frosting with the strawberry puree to it. Yummy!!!

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  48. Thts such a gorgeous slice of cake...I am sure ur kid loved it :)

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  49. Beautiful cake! Looks delicious! :P

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  50. Wowee, want a slice of it now :) I made a pink princess cake similar to this a while ago and we loved the fresh strawberries :)

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  51. aah the beauty of homemade goodness ! pure deliciousness....arent the farm fresh ones 1000 times better than the commercial variety ?

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  52. Thank you friends for encouraging me ...

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  53. OMG! this cake looks utterly butterly delicious...YUM!

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  54. Wow, that is so impressive! I'm sure it tasted as good as it looked :)

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  55. The cake looks mouthwatering... It's hard to get fresh strawberries here... Lucky you...

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