MINI STRAWBERRY LAYER CAKE!

i always buy berries at the supermarket and then forget to eat them. this was the case with a carton of strawberries last week. every night before bed i would say to benny, “tomorrow morning, i am going to cut some strawberries and eat them with yogurt!” and every morning, we would eat eggs. why? i don’t know, maybe so i’d be left with enough strawberries to make us our very own cake. that’s what i did, after all. this cake was very moist and delicious. i paired it with a strawberry cream cheese frosting, although, i think that a whipped cream typed frosting may have been a better pair. try it out, let me know what you think!

mini strawberry layer cake

MINI STRAWBERRY LAYER CAKE

  • 6 strawberries, mulled
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbs flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup + 1tbs sugar
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbs shortening

puree strawberries – put in small sauce pan with 1/8 cup water and simmer

preheat oven to 350

grease and flour two 4in pans

in a medium mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugar

in another bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt

add flour mixture to shortening mixture and mix until it resembles sand

add eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed

add milk and 1/4 cup of strawberry puree, beat until smooth

pour into pans

bake 20-25 minutes

allow to cool 10 mins in pan, invert onto wire rack and cool for about 30 mins.

STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbs strawberry puree (from cake)

combine all ingredients in a small bowl, beat until fluffy – about 5 mins.

cut the top off of one of the cakes to make flat, ice the top and build sides high to form a bowl. pour strawberry puree over frosting.

place other cake on top, frost the top and sides.

decorate with fresh strawberries.

ENJOY!

 

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