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Strawberry Cake from Scratch

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πŸ“πŸ° Elevate Your Dessert Game with Homemade Strawberry Cake! πŸ°πŸ“

🌟 Indulge in the delightful sweetness of this luscious cake, made with love and fresh strawberries. It’s a treat that will make your taste buds dance with joy! πŸ˜‹πŸ”₯

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree (made from fresh strawberries)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries

For the Strawberry Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree (made from fresh strawberries)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk and sour cream. Mix until just combined.
  6. Gently fold in the strawberry puree and chopped strawberries into the cake batter.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Strawberry Frosting:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar, strawberry puree, and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Once the cakes have cooled, frost the top of one cake layer with strawberry frosting.
  4. Place the second cake layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining strawberry frosting.
  5. Garnish with fresh strawberries for an extra burst of flavor and a beautiful presentation.

Indulge in the delightful sweetness of this Homemade Strawberry Cake, made with love and fresh strawberries. With its moist and tender crumb and luscious strawberry frosting, this cake is the perfect treat for any occasion. Share the joy with family and friends, and watch their faces light up with every delectable bite!

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 (9-inch) cake

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