Strawberry Cake


Have you ever invented a cake?

Not discovered.

Invented.

No?

Me neither.

Just until last week when I was sitting in my kitchen munching on my two all-time favorite delights - a bundt cake and a strawberry smoothie.

And that was when it happened.

That was when the idea struck me…

“What if… ?”

“What if I merged these two things so that they become one somehow?”

“What if it was possible?”

And right then – at that very precious moment – this strawberry cake was born.

I think my life is complete now.


These are the lovely ingredients that I used.

And these are canned strawberries.

I love the way they look and the way they taste.

It’s unbelievable how great the relationship between strawberries and light sugar syrup can become.

Yum!

Of course, you can use fresh strawberries, if you prefer those.

1. Throw the strawberries into the blender.
2. Add the cream cheese and the sugar (1 cup – 115 grams confectioner’s) and let all these ingredients dance around in perfect, happy and devoted harmony.

Sorry.

I got carried away for awhile.

What I mean is that you blend them together.

3. Then, in a separate bowl, whip the cream.
4. Pour the strawberry mixture into the whipped cream…

… and fold lightly.

(I used just half the amount of whipped cream I should have. So when you make this cake, your frosting will be much firmer.)
5. Place this heavenly frosting into the fridge for at least 1 hour.

The mixture will get firmer and much easier to work with.

6. Meanwhile, we can prepare the cake batter.

Start by placing two medium bowls in front of you.

Separate the eggs (the egg yolks into one bowl and the egg whites into the other).

7. This is the bowl with the egg yolks.

Pour in the sugar (1 1/4 cup – 250 grams) and the vegetable oil.

8. Combine the ingredients a little with a rubber spatula.
9. After that, mix with a hand mixer for about 3-5 minutes.

10. Then let the milk join the party and mix for another 3 minutes.

The oil and the milk will make the batter wonderfully moist.

And that is a great advantage in the world of cakes.

Many cakes would envy this one its gorgeous structure.

They might be writing their tiny petitions right now.

11. Add the flour and mix shortly.

12. Add the baking powder and give it all one short mix again.

13. Then, redirect your attention to the bowl containing the egg whites.

Whip them and fold them lightly into the yellow, egg-yolk mixture.

14. And here we go – the greased and floured 9-inch (23 cm) spring-form pan meets the heavenly batter.

They like each other.

I can tell by the first look.

15. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean).

Hello baby.

I like you.

Very much.

16. Place the cake (still in the pan) onto a cooling rack and let cool for about 30 minutes.
17. Then remove it from the pan and – AND (!) this is a great trick which keeps amazing me time after time – INVERT the cake.

If you’ve  ever wondered – like I did for majority of my life – how some cakes can be so perfectly even on top, then this how (or at least one of the ways how).

Just try it.

You’ll be truly amazed.
18. Let the cake cool completely (this is very important – otherwise the heat could melt the frosting).
19. Using a knife, cut the cake into three layers.

20. Place one layer onto a serving platter.
21. Spread the cake layer with a layer of frosting.
22. Place another layer on top of the frosting and continue to frost and stack the cake layers.

23. Frost the top and the sides of the cake and garnish it with some strawberries.

Then cut one slice, close your eyes and enjoy a very special, overwhelming experience.

And this is the end of the love story called ‘How Bundt Cake met Smoothie’.

It is a very happy story.

(This cake should be stored in the fridge.)

16 Responses to Strawberry Cake

  1. 1
    Veronica says:

    You just made my day. Thanks for the food porn! ;)

  2. 2
    chiky milanesse says:

    Que rico se mira, lo haré y te cuento si me quedo tal lindo como el que hiciste, un abrazo desde Guatemala, C.A.

  3. 3
    pragmaticattic says:

    Mmm . . . I have a fridge full of fresh picked berries demanding to be made into this dessert.

  4. 4
    Honey says:

    OMG… ZOOMY YUMMY LADY!

    This is freakin amazing looking cake. You left a comment so I had to see what your blog was all about. And of course, it had to be STRAWBERRIES :-) I can tell you love strawberries. Thank you so much for sharing this cake recipe… it looks amazing, and no butter.. i wish i could have a slice.

    -Honey!

  5. 5
    Abby says:

    Gorgeous! I love pink. It makes me feel pretty (even when I eat it.) Happy day!

  6. 6
    ingrid says:

    Honestly I really don’t want to make it…I just want that piece to magically appear from the computer screen to my kitchen. The frosting look fantastic!
    ~ingrid

  7. 7
    anabela pereira says:

    I love this .

  8. 8
    Damaris says:

    This is my kind of cake. Feed me!

  9. 9
    grace says:

    that’s the prettiest frosting i’ve ever seen, the end. the cake’s pretty swell too. :)

  10. 10
    Memoria says:

    Hmmm, I already love the strawberry cake I created, but I must try this recipe to compare. It looks amazing!!

  11. 11

    How gorgeous! Such a great idea.

  12. 12

    My wife and I often see cake recipes from cookbooks and food blogs and they’re all so yummy! The problem is, we still don’t own an oven so we can’t try the recipes yet.

  13. 13
    Ri says:

    Wow! Great blog! Beautiful pictures that makes one try those recipes! Feast for the eyes. I’m glad I ventured to your blog.

    Thank you !!!

  14. 14
    Sandra says:

    Wow!!! I will make this cake this efor muy step dougther’s birthday, she loves STRAWBERRIES lIKE CRAZY !! thanks much for your yoummi recipe !! mua !

  15. 15

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  16. 16
    Maryam says:

    I just finished baking your strawberry cake recipe and also the soft garlic knots bread. They both are sooo delicious and pretty looking too. I’m going to check on your blog more often to get more ideas to make during this hot summer!
    Thanks again. By the way you’re so cute!

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