Strawberry Layer Cake

Posted on February 15, 2014
Hi Everyone! Happy Weekend! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and are having a good weekend so far! It was a cold and snowy Valentine’s Day for us here in Maryland, so we decided to stay in, and my husband made the most delicious crab stuffed lobster for dinner. It was amazing! I wanted to share my Valentine’s dessert, this Strawberry Layer Cake, with you today, since it was so good and very simple to make, and would be perfect for any party, special occasion or birthday! The beautiful cake consists of layers of classic yellow cake, sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries, but you could definitely use other berries, do more layers or use chocolate cake instead of yellow cake, there are so many variations you could make! Here is how I made mine…
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STRAWBERRY LAYER CAKE
*Serves 8*
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YOU WILL NEED
1 yellow cake (You can use a store bought mix or make your own with THIS recipe)
2 cups heavy cream
2 tbs confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Strawberries and/or other berries
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DIRECTIONS
1. First, make your cake. If you are using a store bought mix, just follow the directions on the box to make the cake, or use this recipe to make your cake. Once you have your batter ready, pour it into two greased round pans (either 8-inch round pans or 9-inch round pans) and bake for about 20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean (if you are using a box mix, follow baking instructions on the box). Once the cakes are baked, let them cool completely.
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2. To make your whipped cream, whip the heavy cream with the whisk attachment in your mixer. As soon as the whipped cream starts thickening, add in the sugar and vanilla extract (add more/less sugar and vanilla to get your desired sweetness) and whisk again until the whipped cream is nice and thick (but make sure you don’t over mix so you don’t end up with butter!)
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3. Clean your strawberries and halve them (leave a couple whole with their stems on to use on top of the cake). Place one of the cooled cakes on a cake stand or your serving plate (you may need to trim the top using a knife if it’s super bumpy!) and spoon about half of the whipped cream on top, leaving about a half inch boarder around the edges, then place half of the cut strawberries on top. Top it with the second cake and press it down gently so you can see the whipped cream and strawberries around the edges. (If it seems like the cake is going to slide off, you can secure it with a couple toothpicks.) Spoon the second half of the whipped cream on top of the second cake, creating pretty swirls, then arrange the rest of the cut strawberries on top, and add the whole strawberries.
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 Happy Baking, Everyone!

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21 Comments

  • Reply GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart February 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    So pretty and a perfect Valentine’s Day Dessert. Even stuck in the snow, you sure did make it special 🙂

    • Reply Maria February 15, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you! Sometimes staying in turns out to be the best thing 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day too!

  • Reply Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe February 15, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Lovely!

    • Reply Maria February 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

      Thanks, Kim!

  • Reply Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest February 16, 2014 at 8:19 am

    This is so pretty! I have made a similar one with angel food cake that is so light and fresh. Happy Sunday 🙂

    • Reply Maria February 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Thanks so much, Vicki! It was such a fun cake to make (and eat!!!) Thanks for stopping by, hope you’re having a great week! 🙂

  • Reply Krista Rollins February 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Wow Maria, this looks beautiful and super easy to make. Love it! Pinned!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    • Reply Maria February 18, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Thanks, Krista!! It was so easy to make, and it’s such a fun cake to assemble!! Hope you’re having a great week 🙂

  • Reply gentlejoy February 20, 2014 at 9:47 am

    This looks beautiful …………..and delicious!!!! Thank you for sharing it. Gentle Joy

    • Reply Maria February 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Alison Agnew February 20, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    This look delectable! Like a slice (or two) of summer, smack dab in the midst of winter. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

    • Reply Maria February 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Alison!

  • Reply Christin @ BlueCrabMartini.com February 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    This looks so yummy! Caught my eye on Rattlebridge Farm’s link party today and I just had to click on it. I see that you are living in Maryland, so do I! I’m in Edgewater (near Annapolis). Happy I found your blog 🙂

    • Reply Maria February 23, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Christin! How fun to find another Maryland blogger! 🙂 I actually know exactly where Edgewater is! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a good rest of your weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Lom February 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Love this! looks too pretty to eat! will be making this one…..found you on Rattlebridge Farm link up party……will be back!

    Lois@pineridgehills.com

    • Reply Maria February 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply The Charm of Home February 26, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Oh that is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    Sherry

  • Reply The Charm of Home February 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Featuring this today at Home Sweet Home! It just says hello spring to me. It is so pretty!
    Sherry

    • Reply Maria February 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks so much, Sherry! Hopefully spring will be here soon! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!

  • Reply bj February 27, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    O, this is one of my favorite desserts….yours is just beautiful.
    Over from Home Sweet Home…come by to see me. 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer @ Crockpot Gourmet March 13, 2014 at 10:30 am

    This looks delicious!! I think I would make one with strawberries for the rest of my family and one with blueberries for me!

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