Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Strawberry Cake

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My granddaughter Jossalyn turned 4 last week. She came by last weekend to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa. When she comes over I try to have some strawberries on hand. She is a
strawberry phene (is that even a word?)!

 Jossy, scarfing up strawberries at 1!

She also loves helping Grandma when she cooks. We decided to make a strawberry birthday cake together!

Cake Batter Ingredients:

2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup strawberry jam
1 cup milk
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons vanilla

Strawberry Filling:

3 cups strawberries, diced
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water

Strawberry Frosting:

2 sticks butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup strawberry jam
1/2 cup heavy cream
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Butter and lightly flour three cake pans.

Jossy loved getting her hands all buttery!

In your mixer, with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs, one at a time.  Continue mixing and add the salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Add the vanilla and strawberry jam.  Continue mixing while you alternate between the flour and milk.  Divide the cake batter between the three cake pans.  Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, prepare the strawberry filling.  Cut your strawberries.  Add the strawberries to a saucepan and turn on medium heat.  Stir in the sugar and cornstarch.  Slowly add the water and cook until the sauce thickens.  Turn the heat off.  The strawberry filling will continue to thicken as it cools.

While the cake and the filling cools, make the frosting.  Cream together the butter and powdered sugar.  Add the vanilla, jam and cream.

When the cake and filling is completely cooled, start assembling the cake.

Decorate with strawberries
Kylie loved the cake!
Happy birthday Jossy!  We love you!


  1. Such an amazing cake!! I loooooooooove strawberry cake

    Happy Birthday Jossy

  2. G'day Cute photos! Happy Birthday too!
    Saw as part of Foodie Friends Friday Recipe Collection Mother's Day Party!
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  3. that's enticing and so simple to prepare...looks delicious!

  4. Yummy cake and cute pictures. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  5. A wonderful way to make memories and a delicious cake to share together.

    Thanks for sharing,
    One of the Foodie Friends Friday co-hosts,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  6. Your granddaughter is adorable and will remember these times always..Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick



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