Thursday, August 6, 2015

One More Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Icing #recipe @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: I know, you've seen a lot of strawberry recipes come out of this blog--and strawberry season is almost over! But I couldn't resist sharing this last cake. If we were forced to choose, I think it was our favorite.

And also in the good news department, I made it as a sheetcake. So not only does it serve a good-sized crowd, there's no fussing with layers. I'm pretty sure Hayley Snow will be making this for a special wedding pre-celebration in KILLER TAKEOUT (coming next April.) Not saying whose, in case you haven't finished FATAL RESERVATIONS...

And it would be perfect for reading while snacking on Daryl's new book, FUDGING THE BOOKS, and Peg's BERRIED SECRETS! Congratulations you two!!

For the strawberry cake:

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups cake flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon table salt

1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup chopped fresh strawberries 

Butter well a 9 by 13 inch pan, and heat oven to 350.

Using an electric mixer or food processor, beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs in one at a time. Beat in the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl. Add the flour to the butter mixture, alternating with adding the buttermilk. (I used a cup of milk with one tablespoon of cider vinegar instead of buttermilk.) 

Pulse in the chopped strawberries until they are small pieces and the batter begins to look pink.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out dry. Cool the cake on a wire rack.

For the strawberry icing:

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1/3 cup sugar

Beat the cream cheese with the strawberries until mostly smooth. Add the vanilla and half the sugar, beat that in. Whip the cream with the remaining sugar until thick. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese/strawberry mixture. Spread the icing on the cooled cake and refrigerate until serving. Decorate with strawberries if desired.

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  1. The strawberry cake looks delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. There can never be too many recipes with strawberries. And never too soon for another visit with Haley!

  3. Gotta love strawberries in summer. Beautiful cake, Roberta!

    1. thanks Cleo, I can't wait for the next season:). But now, on to peaches!

  4. Lucy/Roberta - I just love these fruity, summery dessert recipes you've been posting! I can envision this one as a patriotic cake with blueberries and sliced strawberries on top. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Looks amazing!! May have to actually bake a cake now. A true rarity for me!

  6. This sounds delicious. I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Yum, yum, yum. Why am I drooling?

  8. I've been wanting a strawberry cake & this one sounds delicious!! I copied it & will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  9. How lovely. Pretty and yummy, too.