When I made STRAWBERRY CAKE FROM SCRATCH it was gone in a day! I took it to a friends house and everyone had seconds! No red food dye here, just awesome fresh strawberry flavor!
A few weeks ago I wanted to come up with a dessert with a red, white and blue theme. I wanted a cake that would be perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. I decided on a Strawberry Cake from Scratch with white frosting and blueberries on top. I absolutely love fresh fruit on cakes, especially in the summer! I was hoping that the pureed strawberries would be enough to give the cake that nice pink color at least. I was wrong. I could have added red food dye but one of my son’s friends has an allergy to red food dye and I know that there are a number of you that don’t care for it either, so it was left out. If you want a darker red cake feel free to add red dye in when the batter is mixed together.
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Let me tell you this strawberry cake from scratch was the most popular cake I’ve made in a long time! I took it to a friend’s house and everyone went back for seconds or in my husband’s case thirds! It was a good sized cake and was gone the next day! Nuts!! I really loved this cake and will absolutely be making it again this summer a few times! I love the way the fresh blueberries tasted on top but you could use any berry that you love, just make sure that they’re fresh!
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- in a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour and baking powder and set aside
- in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
- add eggs one at a time
- add in strawberry puree, vanilla extract and almond extract
- alternate adding flour mixture and milk into the butter mixture until just combined
- remove bowl from mixer and using a spoon add in the strawberry slices
- lightly grease a 13x9 inch pan
- pour batter into baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean
- allow to cool completely
- frost with Best Cream Cheese Frosting
- top with fresh blueberries
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