Fresh Strawberry Cake 

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What kind of a birthday is this without a strawberry birthday cake? Those are the words that I told my husband, Jo, two months ago on my birthday. Jo just wanted me to lie back, relax and enjoy my birthday this year, without a fresh strawberry cake. In the end I gave up, although I was not amused by the whole idea. Because this is my every year birthday cake from me to me. I’m just crazy about strawberries and I love the combination of fresh strawberries and cream frosting.

Last weekend, I picked strawberries from a nearby strawberry field. While picking the strawberries, I knew exactly what I was going to do with them. Of course bake my one and only strawberry cake recipe after craving for it for months.

This cake completely blew my mum in law away, the first time I made it. It even became one of her favorite cake recipes. I was so proud of myself. Because my mum in law is an amazing cook. I even prefer eating her baked goodies, than buying from the bakery for instance. I’ve made this heavenly strawberry cake several times since then and it’s always a hit.

This fresh strawberry cake is very creamy, not too sweet, moist, very tasty and beautiful for any celebration. Just like apple tart and chocolate tart. Moreover, the baked cake uses only four ingredients: flour, eggs, butter and sugar. There is also so much room for substitutions when it comes to the frosting. If you don’t have strawberries for instance, you can use different fruits of your choice. You can use tangerines, pears, raspberries, pineapples, you name it.

Tips and tricks

I must mention that, It’s very important that you let the cake cool completely or at least one hour before frosting. If you frost it and chill it, without cooling it completely, the cake will create steam and become soggy. And you don’t want that to happen to your irresistible strawberry cake. This cake is best served few hours after frosting. It also stays fresh up to 2 days. You just have to cover it and chill it.

Though this strawberry cake is very easy to make, it requires lots of patience and time. But it’s all worth it guys. I guarantee you’ll enjoy this cake with every single bite.

So guys, if you’re a big fan of strawberries, enjoy eating creamy cakes, or you’re just looking for a perfect cake for your upcoming party, then I would definitely recommend you to give this fresh strawberry cake a try.


How to make the fresh strawberry cake?

Ingredients for fresh strawberry cake with strawberry cheese frosting


Make the cake base:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (356 degree Fahrenheit). Then melt the butter and let it cool.

While the butter is melting, line the 26-cm (10.2 inches) spring-form cake tin with a parchment paper at the bottom and grease the sides with butter.

Divide 3 eggs into two separate bowls.

In the egg yolks bowl, add a full egg. Beat the egg whites until light and fluffy.

Add sugar to 1 whole egg and 3 egg yolks and beat until creamy.

Using a spatula stir in the flour,

then the egg whites

and finally the melted butter.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin

and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.

Strawberry cheese frosting:

Wash the strawberries, cut off the stems and then cut them into small pieces.

In a bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, yogurt, sour cream, cream stabilizer and lemon juice.

Using a hand mixer whisk all the ingredients.

Then add the strawberries chunks and mix.

Transfer the cooled cake to a plate or platter, upside down. Take the ring from the spring-form cake tin and put it around the cake.

Spread the frosting cream over it.

Cover the frosted cake and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Topping (if desired):

Before serving the cake, you can make the topping. In a bowl/jar combine heavy cream, cream stabilizer, sugar and vanilla extract. Whip the cream until light and a thick.

Spread the whipped cream on the cake. Garnish with strawberries and fresh lemon balm leaves.

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Fresh Strawberry Cake With Strawberry Cheese Frosting

A very creamy, not too sweet, moist and delicious fresh strawberry cake made with fresh strawberries. Definitely a keeper!


Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cool & Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: afternoon tea, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: German, Italian
Keyword: fresh strawberry cake, fresh strawberry filling, frosting, fruit cake, how to, spring, strawberry cake, summer
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • hand mixer
  • 2 bowls
  • 26 - cm (10.2 inches) springform cake tin
  • Spatula

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g (7 oz/ 1 cup) sugar
  • 140 g (4.9 oz/ 1 cup + 1 ½ tablespoons) plain flour
  • 140 (4.9 oz/ ½ cup + 1 ½ tablespoons) butter

For the strawberry - cheese frosting

  • 500 g (17.6 oz) fresh strawberries
  • 200 g (7.1 oz) mascarpone cheese
  • 200 g (7.1 oz) sour cream
  • 200 g (7.1 oz) plain yogurt
  • 200 g (7.1 oz) cream cheese
  • 2 packets cream stabilizer (whip it or sahnesteif) 1 packet weighs between 8 – 10 g (0.3 – 0.35 oz))
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 70 g (2.5 oz/ 1/3 cup) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the topping: (optional)

  • 200 ml (6.8 fl.oz/ ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon) heavy whipping cream ,well chilled
  • 1 packet cream stabilizer
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • strawberries and fresh lemon balm /mint leaves , for garnish

Instructions

Cake

  • Start off by melting the butter either in the microwave, saucepan on the stove or in the oven that you're currently preheating to 180°C (356 degree Fahrenheit) and let it cool.
    While the butter is melting, line the 26-cm (10.2 inches) spring-form cake tin with a parchment paper at the bottom and grease the sides with butter.
  • Divide 3 eggs into two separate bowls. In the egg yolks bowl, add a full egg. Using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites until light and fluffy and set aside. Add sugar to 1 whole egg and 3 egg yolks and beat until creamy. Using a spatula stir in the flour, then the egg whites and finally the melted butter. Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool completely.

Strawberry cheese frosting

  • Wash the strawberries, cut off the stems and then cut them into small pieces.
    In a bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, yogurt, sour cream, cream stabilizer and lemon juice. Using a hand mixer whisk all the ingredients. Afterwards add the strawberries chunks and mix.
  • Transfer the cooled cake to a plate or platter, upside down. Take the ring from the spring-form cake tin and put it around the cake. Spread the frosting cream over it. Cover the frosted cake and chill it for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Topping (if desired)

  • Shortly before serving the cake, you can make the topping. In a bowl/jar combine heavy cream, cream stabilizer, sugar and vanilla extract. Whip the cream until light and a thick. Spread it on the cake. Garnish with strawberries and lemon balm/ mint leaves.

Notes

  1. If you want, you could also cut the cake in the middle so that you'll have two layers before frosting. I just like keeping my life simple. Thus why I leave out the cutting part.

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  2. Everything beautiful dear

    The only thing : youre husband should have Made it then :)))

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