I made this cake for my daughter’s birthday at her request. Actually, she asked for a strawberry cake so I was unsure whether she meant a cake with strawberries or a strawberry flavored cake. I went with the cake with strawberries. I hunted around for a recipe and found this recipe posted by BecR on Food.com . It is fabulous.
It’s an easy cake to make and it looks like you were working all day. I made the cake layers from a box but you can make homemade or buy the layers in a bakery.
In the second not-very-good picture, I just wanted you to be able to see where exactly to put the strawberries. I should never be allowed to cut cakes or pies, LOL!
2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
3 tbsps sugar
2 (9 inch) white cake layers, already baked
6 ozs cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Make or purchase the white cake layers and allow to completely cool if baking.
Mix the strawberries with the sugar in a medium bowl and set aside at room temp for about 30 or so minutes. Put aside a few strawberries for garnish if you so desire.
Using a mixer on medium, whip the cream cheese and powdered sugar and vanilla until creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the cream until it starts to thicken, then increase to high and beat until soft peaks form. Do not over mix.
To assemble the cake: Place one layer on serving plated and layer half of the sweetened strawberries over the top and press gently. Spread about 1/3 of the frosting CAREFULLY over the strawberries to within about 1/2 inch of the sides.
Place the second layer on top and press down gently. Do the same with the strawberries. Frost the sides and top of the cake.
Decorate the cake as desired.
Store in the fridge.
Makes 8 servings