The Best Strawberry Cake Recipe – I am thrilled to share this delicious homemade Strawberry Cake with you! Fresh strawberries are pureed then cooked down to create the most delicious strawberry sauce that is then mixed into a thick cake batter. The cake is topped with a fluffy buttercream frosting leaving you with a tasty, moist and velvety cake from scratch!
Recipe by: stuckonsweet.com
2½ cups cake flour (spooned then leveled)
1½ cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced or thinly sliced
5 egg whites, room temperature
¾ cup milk (2% or whole preferred), room temperature
½ cup reduced strawberry puree (see below for ingredients and directions)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¼ cup vegetable oil
Pink food coloring
1½ pounds strawberries, stems removed
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup vegetable shortening
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup reduced strawberry puree
- First, make the reduced strawberry puree. Add fresh strawberries to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Pour into a medium saucepan and place over medium-low heat. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often until reduced by half and thick. Cool completely. I would suggest making this the night before or several hours before so that it’s completely cooled and ready for use!
- To make the cake, preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans; set aside.
- Add the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into your mixer bowl and mix well.
- With mixer on low-speed gradually add the chilled butter one piece at a time. Mix on medium-low speed until pea size crumbs form. Turn mixer off. READ MORE