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Strawberry Cake

I think the older I get the more I look to external joys to celebrate my birthday. In my youth I used to flippantly say, “My favorite holiday is my birthday!” I would demand that people shower me in attention and gifts. Its was my day after all.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry cake, Strawberry Ruffle Birthday Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 1 c butter
  • 2 -3 cups diced fresh strawberries
  • 1 c sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2/3 c strawberry puree 1 cup thawed frozen strawberry & 1-2 tbsp water in blender
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 c all purpose flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 2 tbsp. flour

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three 8-in round cake pans.
  2. Whip four eggs whites in mixer until soft peaks form. Add 1 cup sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, whipping to maintain soft peaks. Pour whites into large bowl (This was about 5 cups in volume after whipped) and set aside.

  3. Cream room temperature butter and 1 cup sugar until fluffy. Add in vanilla and almond extract. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating after each addition.

  4. Sift together 3 cups flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Alternatively add flour mixture and strawberry puree to batter until fully combined. Batter will be thick.
  6. Fold in egg whites.
  7. Coat diced strawberries in 2 tbsp flour and gently add to batter. (I used 2 cups but think 3 cups would also be delicious.)

  8. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If using two 8-in cake pans, bake for 45-50 minutes.

  9. Recipe adapted from [Allrecipes.com | http://allrecipes.com/recipe/melt-in-your-mouth-blueberry-cake/]