Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sensational Strawberry Recipes - Part 3....Strawberry Shortcake CAKE


Man this cake GOOD!  Once again the lovely, ever-so-creative Pioneer Woman has provided me with an amazing recipe.....Strawberry Shortcake Cake.  It's literally just like a tender but dense biscuit with strawberries and fluffy cream all over it except in a beautiful cake form.  A wonderful cake to make for a birthday and oh so easy to make!

Strawberry Shortcake Cake
(created by the fabulous Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman)

Cake Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour

3 Tbsp corn starch

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

9 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 whole large eggs

1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature (I used strawberry yogurt b/c I didn't have any sour cream on hand)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Icing Ingredients:




1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese

2 sticks unsalted butter

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1 tsp vanilla extract

dash of salt

1 lb strawberries

6 Tbsp sugar

Directions:

1. Make the cake....sift together flour, salt, baking soda and corn starch - set aside.

2. Cream together the 9 tablespoons of butter with the sugar until light and fluffy - at medium speed for about 2-3 minutes.  Add in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg.

3. Add in sour cream and vanilla extract to the butter/sugar/egg mixture - mix until combined.  Slowly add in the sifted dry ingredients just until combined - DO NOT OVER MIX.

4. Pour the cake into 2 greased 8" round cake pans.  Bake @ 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until cakes are lightly browned and begins to pull away from sides of pan.  Cool for a couple of minutes then remove from pans and cool completely.  Set cakes aside.

5. Clean, stem and slice in half the strawberries - place into a bowl and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons sugar.  Stir together and let sit for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes, mash the strawberries....



and sprinkle with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar.  Allow mashed strawberries and sugar to sit for another 30 minutes.  Now it's time to make the frosting and assemble the cake!

Frosting  and Cake Assembly Directions:

1. Combine cream cheese, 2 sticks of butter, sifted powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a dash of salt,  Beat all together until light and fluffy - a good 2-3 minutes. Set aside.

2. Now let's assemble the cake...take both layers of cake and carefully spread the mashed sugar strawberries over them - juices and all!



....and then place layers on top of one another.  To make it a bit easier for me to frost the whole cake I placed it in the freezer for about 10 minutes....



3. Let's frost the cake.  Start with the top...



 and then spread all over the sides.......



No worries if some of the strawberries come peeking through the frosting...it just adds to the beauty of such a cake.  Decorate the top as you wish....of course I just continued on with strawberries and put a couple whole beautiful ones on top. 

This cake is pretty easy to transport but should be should be refrigerated until served.  I brought this cake to our favorite Chinese restaurant for my beloved God-Sister's BDay celebration.....



It went great with the fortune cookies, pineapple chunks and oranges and pina colada's too! :-)

Happy Birthday Ami!



Thank you so much for joining me in my series of Strawberry Recipes!  If you haven't had a chance to check out a couple of other strawberry recipes on my blog you might want to see the post on

Happy Strawberry Shortcake CAKE Baking!


9 comments:

  1. Ok my friend....going to have to try this one! Looks soooo good!

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  2. Looks so good! Gotta love strawberries!

    Rebekah @ www.kidsdoeathealthy.blogspot.com

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  3. anything strawberry and anything from the PW is awesome. You did a great job. Thank for posting on Potluck Sunday.

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  4. Love the idea of strawberry shortcake cake!!! Especially with the cream cheese icing!!

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  5. Mmmm...I'm afraid this cake would be in danger at my house!! It looks fabulous!

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  6. I have wanted to make this since I saw it on PW's site too. I love strawberry cake - always request it for my birthday but I might have to try making my own after seeing this!

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  7. Oh this looks absolutely amazing. Im so glad you said hello!

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