Homemade Strawberry Cake Recipe

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Strawberries provide a summer fresh flavor to this homemade layer cake. Decorated with your favorite frosting recipe, it will surely be a flavorful dessert that is hard to resist.
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  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 package strawberry gelatin - 3 oz. pkg.
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberry puree
45 mins
30 mins
1.25 hrs
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, and gelatin; cream together until light and fluffy. This may take two or three minutes of mixing time.
  • Add the eggs to the creamed mixture and blend well.
  • Combine the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Combine the milk and whipping cream together, separate from the flour mixture.
  • Alternately, add the flour mixture and milk mixture to the creamed mixture and stir in by hand.
  • Puree fresh strawberries in a blender; add sugar to taste.
  • Add the vanilla and strawberry puree; beat with the mixer just until blended in.
  • Pour into the prepared cake pans, dividing evenly between the two.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick poked in the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow cakes to cool on a rack for 10 minutes in the pan. Then remove them and allow them to cool completely.
  • Frost with your favorite white frosting recipe.
  • Note: If you do not have cake flour you can substitute it with all-purpose flour and cornstarch. Add 2 tbsp. of cornstarch to a 1 cup measuring cup and the fill with all-purpose flour to make 1 cup of cake flour. Add 1 tbsp. of cornstarch to a 1/2 cup measuring cup and fill with all-purpose flour to make 1/2 cake flour. For 1/4 cup add 1/2 tbsp. of cornstarch and fill with flour.
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