Fresh strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting.

IMG-20170827-WA0006For this super strawberry cake the secret is to use fresh strawberries and …. gelatin, yes GELATIN!

Let me share the recipe with you, I hope you like it!

For the Cake:

250 grams of butter

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

1 strawberry gelatin sachet

½ cup of milk

½ cup of fresh strawberry juice

½ cup fresh cut strawberries

3 cups of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

 

Preparation:

In a mixer, first, add the butter and sugar until it forms a soft and light dough.

Then add the eggs one by one until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. On a different bowl, mix together the powdered gelatin sachet with the flour and baking powder.

Alternately add the flour and the milk to the cake batter.

Finally, mix by hand in an involving movement the strawberry juice and fresh strawberries.

 

For the cream cheese filling:

2 packages of cream cheese

250 grams of icing sugar

zest of a vanilla pod

 

In a mixer, mix the cream cheese with icing sugar and vanilla, until you get a fluffy cream.20170827_112449

I used edible gel dyes for the three shades of pink. I divided the cream into three equal parts and then added the dye, varying the amount to obtain three different shades.

Finally, just fill the cake in equal parts and put the three shades of pink around.

It is very important to refrigerate the cake between each step and to keep the temperature of the cream cheese cool.

 

This cake is recommended to keep in the refrigerator until party time.

 

Hope you like it,

 

Kisses!

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