Strawberry Cake #CakeSliceBakers

In the Cake Slice Bakers, December brings the opportunity to cook any cake we want from that year's cake book.  I chose the Strawberry Cake.  My son said to me that it was an odd choice for December.  I would have agreed with him except that this recipes relies on frozen strawberries thereby making it a perfect treat for wintertime.  I used store-bought frozen strawberries, but you could certainly use a bag that you picked and froze during the spring.  The strawberries are cooked down and added to the cake batter, and then the entire cake is topped with a cream cheese frosting.



I was able to find some surprisingly tasty fresh strawberries to use on the outside of my cake, but you could leave that off or even use a different berry to decorate.

As you can see from the picture below, the strawberry puree largely sunk to the bottom of each cake layer.  This turned out not to greatly affect the taste; the light strawberry taste filtered throughout the cake, but I think if the strawberries had been puréed, they would have filtered through the entire cake a little better.   

Another issue was the frosting.  The cream cheese frosting went well with the strawberry cake, but the recipe did not make quite enough frosting.  The frosting was very thin in places, and I had trouble covering the entire cake.  The recipe calls for 4oz of cream cheese; I think increasing the cream cheese to 6oz would provide the right amount of frosting.



All-in-all, I've enjoyed baking from Little Everyday Cakes and expect to turn to it regularly  in the future.  




Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Little Everyday Cakes by Candace Floyd. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

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This is our last cake from Little Everyday Cakes - and traditionally our last bake for the year is free choice, and our choices for December 2021 were ~

Comments

  1. What a pretty little slice of summer during the holiday season.

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  2. Yum! I’d choose a slice of strawberry cake in a holiday cake line-up! Looks delicious!

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  3. I love your beautiful strawberries along the outside! So pretty!

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  4. This looks so very moist and tender!! I love cream cheese frosting on anything! :D

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  5. It does sound refreshing. Strawberries in December - yum!

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